Why is it important to label things for children during a pandemic?

COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed many things in people’s lives. One of them is access to physical contacts. And this is especially true for children. This is why it is even more important for children to pay special attention to what they do. Children often do not know for themselves, what is safe and what is not, so it is up to parents or caregivers to not take their eyes off them when it comes to playing with friends at home or at school.
One way to make things easy is to label children’s things. This not only helps children to know what is theirs but also tells them what is not. Labelling prevents other children from touching things that belong to yours. So you safely limit your child’s physical contact with others. Viruses are transmitted either directly by touching a person or indirectly by touching his belongings, such as toys/books.

Why should you label children’s things
As a caring parent, you want to be with your children all the time so that nothing bad will happen to them. But as you know, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s not possible. Marking things for them when they go out will definitely help protect them from the risk of COVID-19.
Even in the midst of a pandemic, some things are returning to normal, though not quite as they used to be. For example, in some parts of the world, school is slowly returning, of course with certain measures and restrictions. But because you take some precautionary measures yourself, you may be reassured by the feeling that you have done your utmost to protect your child when he or she returns to school or begins to meet friends again.
Labelling things for children will teach them some basic principles
In addition to ensuring that your children’s things do not touch other children, you will also teach them something. For example, the importance of looking after ourselves, especially during the COVID-19 epidemic. The last thing you want is a sick child.
Children have a completely natural desire to touch everything. When you teach them that they have everything marked, they will gradually learn what to touch and how to avoid touching things they don’t have to touch. It is also a good school of discipline so that your child does not spread the diseases he or she may have.
Another principle he must learn from this behaviour is how serious the pandemic is. It’s hard for kids to take anything seriously. But if you consistently explain to them why you’re telling them things, they may eventually realize how important it is to keep social distance and limit physical contact.

Name tags avoid confusion
One of the unfortunate issues that the pandemic has brought is emotional imbalance. Because we still do not know the virus, many people are persistently afraid of it and have doubts. So when you mark your children with their belongings, you avoid confusion about what is yours or your child’s.
In addition, if an accident occurs or something unexpected happens, such as at school, your child will be safe and teachers and other people will be better acquainted with the situation. Marking your child’s belongings will help with any investigations and avoid unwanted suspicions.

Labelling things will help prevent the spread of the virus
The main reason you should use labels is to avoid the possibility of COVID-19 spreading. Even if schools and children’s facilities make every effort to ensure disinfection and hygiene measures, you will never make a mistake and regret it with greater certainty. Labelling children’s things is an increasingly common practice among parents, as it is important to protect their children from too close contact with friends or classmates.

When you do your best to keep your children safe when they return to school and start meeting friends again, you can rest easy. In addition to trying to keep children healthy, remember the health of other family members. Marking your children’s things is definitely a good start.

This article has been kindly written by Marianna Kottnauer, Founder, Happy Label