Not able to keep them warm even after 4 layers of clothing?
Winter is coming and your kid will be exposed to endless array of germs and viruses every day. Sniffles seem like an unavoidable part of this winter season but being a parent, it’s your duty to protect them from unwanted infections.
Instead of urging your pediatrician to prescribe antibiotics whenever your child got a snotty nose or sore head, make your kids adopt these healthy habits to reduce their number of sick days and build immune system the natural way.
- Green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits is a must as they are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids which are great for children to help oxygenate their blood. Berries (high in vitamin C), Broccoli (high in fiber), kiwi, red and yellow capsicums are highly recommended especially during the winter months when your child is prone to getting sick more often.
- Include cod liver oil (fish) in your kids’ diet as they not only help the body fight disease but essential for healthy brain development as well. Avoid processed meats and products with artificial sweeteners as it suppresses the immune system.
- Make sure you increase your child’s fluid intake to keep them hydrated and get rid of harmful toxins. Cold-pressed veggie juices and fresh coconut water can be of great benefit.
- Getting out and play has been replaced with too much screen time making your little ones lazy and dull. Make sure your kids play outdoor sports at least an hour each day as exercising is a great way to promote better sleep quality and improve one’s immune function.
- It’s vitally important to teach kids wash their hands after every hour as your child come in contact with various objects like door handles, stair railings that may be contaminated by others with colds.
- Lack of sleep can make your kid more susceptible to illness so ensure they get plenty of rest and encourage early bedtime for kids. The body rejuvenates and strengthens when it’s at rest.
- Nothing compared to the joy of basking in the glory of sunshine especially during winters. Let the sun soak into your kid’s skin as it helps in strengthening the immune system.
- Make your kids learn appropriate sneezing and coughing etiquette especially if they have a cold so that you can protect others from catching it.
- Breast milk contains turbo-charged immunity-enhancing antibodies and white blood cells so breast-feed your baby at least for the first two to three months to boost their immunity.
- Your kid’s immune system can get highly impaired under stress so refrain from over-scheduling activities for them. You do not have to send them to every activity class that’s available.