If you think parents of little kids are more likely to get sick – they’re not! Adults without kids are more likely to catch colds!
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University exposed hundreds of healthy adults to the common cold virus. The result: Parents are half as likely to get sick as adults who don’t live with kids. And adults with at least 3 kids around were the best at fighting off cold germs. Why would that be? Immunity! All those kid germs not only build up a child’s immune response, they help the parents become resistant too.