Case Of The Disappearing Blogger

Nice title? No? Nevermind lah. I am just here to tell you guys that I have been rather busy these few days because my nephew is sick and I have to...

Nice title? No? Nevermind lah. I am just here to tell you guys that I have been rather busy these few days because my nephew is sick and I have to take care of him. He got the cough and the flu. It seems that nowadays the young gets sick much easier than before. I remembered when I was young, I was sickly but even I am not that sickly to fall sick once every month. Even my friends’ children fall sick very frequently I have noticed. That shouldn’t be the case in Singapore.

First of all, the milk powder they are using for their milk is supposed to be fortified with tons of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Just look at the attractive packaging on those fortified milk! It is suppose to come with hundreds of different types of vitamins and what not. These should make our young very healthy. And since now we know what types of healthier food to give our children, they should be at least better off than what we (as in the older generation) have. Vegetables, fish, children, less salt and so on.  Knowledge is power. Again I am surprised that they are not much healthier. How about the types of soap, shampoo and cleansers the kids use nowadays? They are much better at cleaning and killing bacteria than what we used to use. Yet, it seems that germs and bacteria seem to get past those defenses and infect our young. How about the better medicines we have now compared to previously? Have they not work to help our kids fight against these germs and bacteria?

I am guessing the main reason is that we are so afraid of bacteria that we”over-sanitize” ourselves. You know, those anti-bacteria soap which is selling at Watsons and other shops? And this prevents our own body’s natural immune system to deal with germs that we come in contact from other sources. We have become so dependent on those anti-bacteria products that our immune system becomes weak. So once we don’t have that protection, germs and bacteria can easily attack us. So, let’s not get too clean okay? Especially for our children’s sake. Just use normal soap when bathing your children would be fine. Don’t need those anti-bacteria kind.