I remember how we were all surrounded by haze back in Singapore.
Couldn’t breathe in fresh air.
Eyes and noses felt itchy.
And we couldn’t really go out and about as much as usual. *boo*
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If I were still single, I guess I wouldn’t be too concerned about the haze or other health issues.
I mean, I’d probably have some anti-histamine syrup ready in my fridge, and that would be a good enough preparation ‘for myself’.
But since we have three young kiddos, having basic things READY TO USE at home IS a necessity.
Like, it’s a MUST to have these at our home, at all times: a thermometer, masks, antiseptic cream, anti-histamine tablets or syrup, sterile strips (plasters), and medicines for fever, runny nose and cough.
If you’re a parent, you know that THAT was just the beginning of the list.
The actual list goes on, and on, and on! =)
To add to our ‘list of things to have at home, ready at all times’, Xepa sent over this Allergy & Haze Kit!
Having it ready at home sure helps families cope with hazy situations when it arrives!
The Allergy & Haze Kit contains these 5 items:
– Allergy & Haze Handbook (Its colourful pages help when explaining to the kids what allergies are, etc)
– Disposable Face Masks (10 of them!)
– Euderm Cream (To replenish moisture to dry, scaly and itchy skin condition and relieve baby & allergic eczemas)
– Rinz eye drops (To soothe irritated & tired eyes)
– Tissue pack (To wipe off surface dust and pollutants)
They’re all neatly packed in a blue ‘case’!
Other than having this useful kit at home, WHAT ELSE can we do to take care of our family against haze?
Here are 5 quick tips:
1. STAY INDOORS
Not that it’s ‘forbidden’ or anything, but where possible, avoid going out and about with young children.
2. SWITCH ON YOUR AIR-CON / AIR PURIFIER
I know this means a rise in our electricity bills. But, closing all windows and switching the air-conditioning and air purifier do help filter out pollutants from our home when the haze situation gets pretty bad.
Taking better care of our health by consuming foods that are packed with vitamins WILL help build a stronger immune system!
4. WATER. WATER. WATER.
Drink PLENTY of water and keep the family hydrated.
With our kids, to help them see how much water they have drunk / need to drink, we give them each a bottle of water, and they nee to ‘finish’ the water bottle by a certain given time, eg. Before 3pm.
I find that helpful.
Of course, if you feel the air quality IS bad, WEAR A MASK when out and about.
The masks in the Allergy & Haze Kit definitely are helpful to have. But when the haze situation is really bad, wearing a good quality N95 mask is recommended (it filters out finer pollutants in the air).
Here’s wishing all families the best of health!
(Let’s hope for ‘no haze issues’ in the year 2017 and beyond!)
And of course, let’s not forget to always count our blessings every day, too!
Take care, everyone!