The common answer for how to boost immunity in kids is feeding healthy and nutritious foods. Yes, it is the right answer to it. Kids have their own choice of favorite foods and undoubtedly most of the kids are picky eaters.
Try to add at least any two of these foods in the daily diet of your kid, either in major meals or as a snack!
Don’t complete rely on OTC Drugs or Antibiotics
Most common mistake many parents invariably make is relying on over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. If your child coughs, go get a cough syrup! Does he have high temperature? Get a pill to reduce the temperature. Moreover, many parents insist the pediatricians to prescribe antibiotics for kids for quick recovery from illnesses. Remember that providing the OTC drugs or antibiotics for children doesn’t improve immunity! While it provides cure from illnesses quickly, children are more prone to develop it again very quickly. This in turn suppresses and causes malfunction of immune system.
Good and Sound Sleep
Rushing to school, home work, preparation of school tests, television, games, etc reduced the sleeping time of kids. The addiction to television as well as the hi-tech gadgets reduced the quantity as well as quality of sleep. On the other side, peer pressure from parents is imposed on children. In comparison with other children, the kids are forced to excel in everything. Kids are being grown like adults! All these impact the quality of sleep in children.
Lack of quality and adequate sleep is a brain damaging habit, which may gradually reduce the functions of brain. Poor sleep result with extreme tiredness in the school, lack of memory, inability to concentration, etc.
Deep sleep is essential to boost the immunity in kids and it costs nothing. Let the children sleep without any pressure on them. Whether it is 8 hours or 10 hours, good sleep naturally improves the functions of the organs. Ensure to develop a proper sleep routine for your children, which neither affect the sleep nor the other important activities.
Quick tips to build immunity in kids
– Wash your hands every time before you eat food
– Wear neat and clean clothes
– Make sure that your children’s accessories are clean
– Bath daily
– Take care about oral hygiene
Strict adherence to healthy and hygienic practices improves the immune functions and act as a guard against diseases.