Taking care of a sick toddler or grade-schooler can cause considerable worry and concern. Taking care of two sick children can be even more worrisome. When a child or other member of the household falls ill, trying to guard against or contain the germs may not be easy but can be done.
Germs can spread in various ways, including by:
- Touching a contaminated object or surface
- Eating unwashed fruits or vegetables
- Inhaling germs that are in the air
However, even with the best of intentions and taking every possible precaution, a child could still get sick, since some infections and maladies can be contagious even before noticeable symptoms appear.