Outdoor play: There is life-long health benefits in letting your kids get dirty 1 month ago

Outdoor play: There is life-long health benefits in letting your kids get dirty

We are living far too clean lives these days.

And while advances in hygiene is obviously good in many ways, it can also actually have a negative effect on our immune systems – especially if things get too sterilized and germ-free.

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So there you have it, mamas – this summer, let your kids play in the dirt, encourage them to dig in the sand and search for slugs and have grubby feet and messy hair and be less concerned about keeping them perfectly clean at all times – and you might find that you'll be dealing with fewer sniffles and colds come winter!