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Feb 09 2013
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Stop, don't blow out those candles on your Birthday cake!

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In an story that came from Australia a few days ago it appears that the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council  is going to ban children from blowing out the candles on their Birthday cakes to try to stop the spread of germs to others.

 

Parents are instead being advised to provided a smaller cake or a cupcake with one candle on it for the child to blow out & the the 'main' cake can then be cut up for the rest of the children to eat, safe from the apparent germs the child was going to cover it in had they been allowed to blow on it in the first place.

 

 

It also appears that children are being advised to wash their hands before playing in a sandpit!

 

 

Now at first glance these procedures may seem to some draconian, but are they, are they actually a good idea?

 

Now neither you nor I would probably want to eat a cake that someone has sneezed on, but a child blowing out the candles on their Birthday cake, surely this is a move to far?

 

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Feb 9, 2013

Surely. I believe too much hygiene isn't good for you. Wash your hands before the dinner and have a shower every day ( or every second day like me). Maybe if the kid is sick it's not such a good idea to let them blow the candles. Smiley Tongue

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Feb 9, 2013

ID-69 wrote:

Surely. I believe too much hygiene isn't good for you. Wash your hands before the dinner and have a shower every day ( or every second day like me). Maybe if the kid is sick it's not such a good idea to let them blow the candles. Smiley Tongue


Yes agreed, if the child is sick with a cold or something then I agree, not a good idea, actually the parents should probably have cancelled any party by then hopefully!

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Feb 9, 2013
Ahaha you'd be amazed on how some parents don't really know the correct way how to wash their hands. And, they can't teach their kids either. Sad.

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Feb 9, 2013

Oh Hell No.

 

 

 

Are... are you being serious? Like, really?

 

I just... REALLY?!?!

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Germs are good for kids as its whats revs up the immune system from the get go.
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Feb 9, 2013

BRIT-KO wrote:

It also appears that children are being advised to wash their hands before playing in a sandpit!

 


wouldnt it be better to wash your hands AFTER playing in a sandbox? you know, since 99.9% of all sandboxes are "used" by neighborhood cats, even if the box isnt a public one. Smiley Very Happy


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Feb 10, 2013

Yet another encroachment by the Nanny State.  Destroy a beloved tradition.

 

What's next?  Outlaw lawn darts?  Outlaw hammer guns?

 

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Yet another encroachment by the Nanny State.  Destroy a beloved tradition.

 

What's next?  Outlaw lawn darts?  Outlaw hammer guns?

 


they make guns that shoot out hammers?!

 

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Feb 10, 2013

I don't know, My niece coughes over the table some times when she has a cold. It's a nasty feeling but I wouldn't know if it's really "bad"

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