December 20th, 2010
I was sitting at the pediatrician’s office this past weekend – yes, my baby has her first ear infection – and my toddler wanted to color while we waited. But she wondered why there were no coloring books or crayons on the table.
The office manager heard us, and gave my daughter an individual box of crayons and a coloring page printed off of the internet. It so happens that they no longer keep these on the table. It’s a way to limit the germs transferred between children.
As a parent, I think this is a great idea – each child gets their own crayons to color with and take home with their picture, and the doctor’s office gets to advertise on imprinted crayon boxes. They could even get their logo printed on individual coloring books.
What is your office doing to keep patients relatively germ-free? What extra steps are you taking?