Category Archives: Kids and health

Late risers

The kids just love the weekends. They are allowed to stay late on Friday nights so they end up sleeping until 9 or 10 in the morning of the following day. They were like babies with very soft head and neck pillows that lull them to sleep. Such moments I missed when they were very little. We let them have uninterrupted sleep on weekends because they wake up really early on school days. Having enough rest prevent the kids from getting cranky and annoying at day time. I hate it when they are difficult to deal with. Sometimes I wish they remain the obedient kids we know.

Never sleep with earphones on

There are two things I’m telling my kids why they should not sleep with their earphones or headphones on. One, listening to loud music through earphones can damage the ear over time. Second, they’ve used countless of earphones because they end up crushing them or pulling the earphone cable while they are asleep. I always remind them to just listen to soft music on the radio to lull them to sleep, but my plea always fell on deaf ears.

Going to school in jeans

One of the preventive measures being implemented by most schools to halt the spread of dengue in school campuses is to enforce students especially girl students to wear white shirt and jeans to school. Boys have no problem with the rule because they are already using school trousers everyday. Light colored clothing is advisable to drive away mosquito. By and large, dengue-carrying mosquitoes are attracted to dark clothes as they are attracted to dark areas in our house. They lurk in the dimly lit to dark corners inside our house, so be wary of that.

Aside from wearing jeans and shirts, I let my kids apply mosquito repellent before they go to school. As soon as they left for school, I spray insect killer in every corner of the house. But of course, I’m cautious of the possible breeding sites of Aedes Aegptyi – the specie of mosquito that breeds and transmits the fatal dengue virus. No breeding sites, no dengue. The minimal or ignorable breeding site is where the deadly mosquito most probably lurks.

Moms like me whose kids have contracted dengue fever in the past have more than hundred reasons to exercise precautionary measures.