Yes, Some Exposure to Germs Early in Life is Very, Very Good

Funny portrait of smiling child with dirty face sitting and playing with fun on black sand sea beach before swimming in ocean. Family active lifestyle, and water leisure on summer vacation with baby

Dirt, mud, animal hair… all those things that many try to keep their kids away from in early life may actually be a very good thing. According to numerous studies, exposure to these, and other similar germs helps to exercise the immune system and build a strong resistance later in life. It is thought that the modern use of antibacterial wipes, sprays and soap actually diminishes the body’s ability to fight off dangerous germs and bacteria.

So, what are you waiting for, go play in the mud with your kids!

-Dr.Joshua Levitt