I was at dinner last night, when I noticed a family with a young daughter being seated at a table next to us. It caught my attention because my wife and I have a little girl as well. As I watched the waiter put a high chair at the table for them, and just as the father was starting to place the daughter in the high chair, the mom screamed! Actually kind of startled me, and she frantically shuffled around the table with a high chair cover to put down before he put her in to the seat. My first thought was , geez lighten up lady! But then I thought, man this lady is that scared of germs. I can't imagine living like that, might as well put your baby in a bubble. What's kind of a funny coincidence is that I happened to stumble across this article yesterday too. It was talking about something I already knew but now "Science" is "proving it. That the use of antibacterial soaps and sprays can stunt the development of a child's immune system. You can read the article here. http://www.medicaldaily.com/while-antibiotics-kill-gut-microbes-used-develop-premature-babies-immune-system-scientists-look
But the point in you have to challenge your child's immune system. That's the only way it gets stronger. You are not doing them any favors by keeping them in a completely sterile environment. They need to encounter germs and pathogens and bacteria. You need to let them play in the dirt! Roll in the mud, test the 5 second rule, get exposed! I never worry about someone sick coming around myself or my child. I challenge her immune system, and if she does express symptoms (gets sick) than we give her a bunch of things that supports her immune system and promotes healing. Still not killing bacteria or the virus. We are creating a bulletproof immune system. And what you start noticing is that you don't catch stuff when you are around sick people. The thing is, you only have one immune system, the same on that fights a cold, also fights cancer. So prepare for the war not the battle.
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