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    Default Do you teach your kids...

    To cover their mouth when they cough?
    I was at a cafe the other day and there was a couple there with a little girl who looked about 4. The little girl had a terrible cough and not once covered her mouth, nor did her parents ask her to.
    The little girl coughed all over the table and around the cafe when walking to and from the table and honestly, I thought it was pretty lazy her patents didn't at least ask or try to get her to cover her mouth.
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    My 3 year old always covers her mouth when she coughs and I'd be horrified if my child coughed and spluttered all over the place in public, especially in a cafe.

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    Yeah I do. Sometimes they forget, sometimes my mind is on something else and I forget too. Probably wouldn't have them in a cafe if they were contagious but sometimes coughs go on for a long time without being contagious.

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    Good god yes. My 16 mth old does! I think it's appalling and can literally see germs flying out!

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    It's a pet hate of mine too. My DD who is 15 months will cover her mouth when she coughs. If she forgets I just remind her and she will fake another cough to fix it

    Of course she is little so she dosnt really understand why we do it but I think manners are very important.

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    When coughing and sneezing, always cover mouth and nose then wash hands.

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    I should have also mentioned that my 2 year old also covers her mouth. On the odd occasion she slips, I remind her and she covers her mouth.
    I was just astounded at these people not even flinching while their kid was hacking all over the place. Ugh.

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    I taught my kids to cough into their elbow when we're out - you can't always wash your hands.

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    Definitely DS1 does it every time. It's disgusting not to!

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    Absolutely. Had the same sort of thing happen the other day, lady waiting in line behind me and her kid coughing all over the joint. All over the food displays. She was about 6 so old enough to know better and the Mum defintely should have known better herself and pull her kid up about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    I taught my kids to cough into their elbow when we're out - you can't always wash your hands.
    Good idea but I always carry antibacterial hand rub.


 

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