Germ Patrol: Keeping Your Toddlers Safe from Germs

At Bedtime

Rotavirus and norovirus -- both of which are present in poop and can cause gastrointestinal illnesses -- can often be found to be lurking in your toddler's bedroom and his bed, especially if he's still in diapers. Although kids become immune to viruses that they've already been infected with, you don't want to transfer germs back and forth among family members. To be on the safe side, change your little one's linens once a week (even more if he is sick). Same goes for his pajamas -- as long as they're not soiled, it's perfectly fine for him to wear them for up to a week at a time, according to Dr. Rotbart.

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