For growth of children, it is vital that they get the required nutrients to add to their physical strength. Lack of Vitamin K in the body can contribute to bone fracture and bruises. This vitamin and other important constituents are found aplenty in the leafy green, spinach.
Eggs can be served in various ways to children. It is recommended by doctors as the best food containing almost every essential nutrient, mineral and protein. For example, having eggs can strengthen bones due to its massive protein content. Another vital component is Riboflavin or Vitamin B2, which is needed for production of energy, cell growth and function.
Kindly Focus on these points to improve the immunity of your child:
If you have a “superfood” which contains every nutrient in the book, the child should not be given more quantity of the same food. Remember, the human body is designed by the CREATOR in a way that only the REQUIRED useful substances are retained in the body and the rest eliminated.
The immunity of a kid depends on various factors such as environment, genes, physical activity and a lot of other things. Some kids are more prone to infection – that does not mean you failed in your duty as a parent. It is just life. Move on.
3. Proper Food
Give your child the full vegetable or fruit to get maximum benefit. For example, the juice or supplement of orange can have Vitamin C, but it can also have another vital nutrients.
4. Have A Concern For Your Child
Parenting means watching your child with eagle eyes. Nobody can understand the emotions and signs of children better than a parent. Always remember ‘Prevention is better than cure.” Maintain a diary regarding the date of vaccinations, reviews by the pediatrician, and the correct antibiotic dosage when prescribed for an infection.
5. Give Love And Protection To The Child
A child, when he/she feels that they are loved and protected, will think only happiness. Shorn of love, negative feelings can give rise to body illnesses, such as flu, cough, cold and other symptoms. Happiness increases immunity and laughter as well as health, are linked. The more a child is happy, better will be his/her boy’s immunity.
6. Good Hygiene
It is better that your child maintains a strict hygiene regimen to stay away from diseases. Agreed, children are children and they do mischief. You can ensure by kindly advising them on the importance of hygiene, starting from hand washing techniques. Other habits include brushing the teeth two times a day, having clean clothes and a daily bath. Teach the child to use handkerchief when they cough or sneeze. Also keep a tab on the finger and toe nails. Also, do not let them indulge in over-hygiene as it will cause a decrease in natural immunity levels. Buy them a small sanitizer so that they can feel a sense of responsibility.
7. Unnecessary Vaccines And Antibiotics
An antibiotic can give relief to a simple ailment, but then, it can also knock off the good bacteria in the body. If you continuously administer antibiotic to the child, his/her immunity system will become weak.
8. Foods to Avoid
Kindly avoid giving the child foods high in sugar like cookies, sodas and boxed cereals.
9. Sound Sleep
Proper sleep and rest are necessary for a child’s growth, regardless of age. Lack of sleep can lead to many simple ailments, and the child’s immunity is compromised. If the child is a newborn, he/she may need 18 hours of sleep and other children may need between 10 to 14 hours.
A room devoid of any light has to be used for babies. Darkness endorses the production of the hormone melatonin that can also do the role of antioxidant. Try to avoid giving the child electronic play-toys.
“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.”
This sentence, though centuries old, gives the perfect reasons for physical activity. Exercise or any form of physical activity is necessary, the duration should be at least thirty minutes. You should be a role model for the children. When you do physical activity such as yoga, skipping, jogging, naturally the kid will also be inclined to join you. If necessary, you can also enroll the child for swimming classes or tennis classes at the correct age and time.
Spending more time in the wild with your child can also improve his/her immunity. A trek in the mountains with a ten-year son or daughter can develop the best family bonds.