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How can kids avoid germs at the water fountain?

Avoid it if at all possible. If it’s your child’s only source of water, let it run for a few seconds before drinking from it, and remind them not to put their mouths directly on it. Also, avoid touching the basin and have them wash their hands after touching the handle.

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