Tips For Families to Help Keep Healthy and Safe

Tips For Families to Help Keep Healthy and Safe

Some tips to help keep healthy and safe when out and at home for families with young children.

When you’re at home

  • A good way to keep hands clean is to have more water play at home. Add soap. Remember to always watch children around water.
  • Wash hands before and after you eat.
  • Mealtime structure helps stop grazing on food over the day. Try and make all meals and snacks time to sit down. This helps less hands in mouth and touching things.
  • Meals do not always have to be at the table, it could be a garden picnic, on the deck outside, or a mat on the floor inside. This helps keeps things fun and as routine as possible.
  • If you have a garden or outside area at home make this a place where they can play freely. They can pick up leaves, flowers, rocks and sticks. Check out the Family Food Patch resource for Nature Play on the physical activity page
  • Have home clothes and out and about clothes.

While you’re out

  • Have an out and about entertainment bag just for them. Put in washable toys so you can give them a good clean once home.
  • Always pack hand gel in your out and about bag.
  • Make it routine to wash hands when you come home.

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