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12 Tips On How To Boost Your Child’s Immunity

These tips can be helpful in boosting your child’s immunity. First, you must start with setting a good example for your child. Remember your child will learn best by following your example.

  • Physical activity is an excellent way of boosting your immune system. Exercise together by taking walks, playing together and sharing precious bonding time.
  • Create a bedtime routine that makes good sleeping patterns possible for the whole family. Avoid electronic devices just before bedtime.
  • Create a stress-free and calm environment to improve overall well-being which focuses on mind, body and spirit.

12 Tips On How To Boost Your Child's Immunity

Other Tips For Boosting The Immunity Of Your Child 

  • Vaccines are highly recommended for protecting your child.
  • Breastfeeding can help build your newborn’s immunity as it contains antibodies, cytokines, immunoglobulins and other immune boosting properties. Even breastfeeding your new baby for a few weeks will offer some immunity.
  • Washing your and before handling your newborn as well as making sure that people who are sick stays away until they’ve recovered is essential.
  • Make sure you introduce healthy habits i.e. washing hands before and after handling food or visiting the restroom as well as sneezing or coughing into your elbows.
  •  Include a healthy and well-balanced diet with a variety of fruit and vegetables to ensure your child gets essential nutrients and vitamins as well as drinking lots of water and reducing the amount of refined sugars can go a long way in keeping your children healthy.
  • Make sure your child’s vaccination schedule is up to date.
  • To avoid side effects or antibiotic resistance, always confirm your child’s diagnosis and avoid unnecessary intake of antibiotics. Antibiotics are only used for treatment of bacterial infections and not viruses.
  • Avoid exposing your child to polluted environments and second hand smoke.
  • When you’re considering a playschool or crèche, discuss their infection-control policies that includes labelling of bottles, sick children protocol and positioning of the changing station and kitchen.

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9 comments

  1. half of this stuff will be kinda unavoidable considering i want to raise my kid in the city, Durban can be hectic aye😣 but most of it is possible, this was helpful thank you so much🤗😘

  2. Very good article! What is your meaning of children playing in ground and outside to boos their immunity?

  3. Thank you for this advice! Its always helpful to get advice on keeping our children happy and healthy and it all starts with strong Immunity!

  4. I believe diet is key to boosting

  5. I love this! Truly Amazing Advice seeing that my son’s immune system is very low. I already started with outdoor activities with him and eating more healthier, so I’m happy with the results.

  6. All these are excellent tips, Lynne! Children do need to grow up healthy, happy and full of energy and it is wonderful that it is possible to give them all that. Play is so important and of course, a healthy diet which can be started right from the moment they’re born with breastfeeding.

  7. There is nothing more important than seeing our children happy and healthy. These immune system boosting help tips come in handy to ensure their well-being so Thankyou very much. Keep them coming.

  8. Immunity is always the foundation of good health in children. Stronger immunity, better their health. These are some nice and sensible tips for boosting immunity. Apart from the right food and nutrients a healthy lifestyle too is important. In India, there are so many spices and other ingredients that are good immunity boosters that are incorporated into our normal diets.

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