Young Parents Team
You spent lots of time teaching your little one how to share with others, especially when it comes to toys.
But how concerned should you be that germs will move along with the toy when passed from one set of little fingers to the next?
Dr Wong Chin Khoon, a paediatrician from SBCC Baby & Child Clinic, says that the risk level is medium to high.
He explains: Germs can stay on toys for 24 to 48 hours, especially via saliva that children tend to leave on them.
By all means, go ahead and let your little one share his toys, but watch that everything stays out of his mouth and those of his friends.
You can also use sanitisers on your hands and toys to prevent the transfer of germs, he adds.
Learn more about the different types of germs here.
Related: 10 tips to teach your child to share