i knew it:
... new research shows that it's possible kids can be too clean.
You read that right.
That's because all of the soap dispensers, hand sanitizers and alcohol-tinged wipes could be robbing our kids from exposure to the germs that help strengthen their immune systems.
According to new research done on mice, increasing exposure to germs helps develop the immune system, thereby preventing allergies and other immune-related diseases like colitis and asthma later in life.
i have to say though that one of the worst immunity-building times is when kids start childcare or kindy. it's like they're sick every 3 or 4 weeks for the next 6 months, as their little bodies try to cope with all the new varieties of germs that other kids carry. i'm particularly glad that this period of my life is over and sympathise with others who are going through it.