KIDS will be banned from blowing out candles on communal birthday cakes, under strict new hygiene rules for childcare.
But doctors warn the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines go too far in “bubble-wrapping” children.
The NHMRC is urging childcare centres to stand up to parents who insist on sending a sick child to daycare – even if they have a medical certificate. And daycare staff will now have to wash toys, doorknobs, floors and cushion covers every day.
The new guidelines state children who want to blow out a candle on their birthday should bring their very own cupcake – to avoid blowing germs all over a shared cake.
Busybodies have too much time on the their hands – and too much government money.