Ways to Help your Kids Avoid Colds this Winter
If there is one thing we want to avoid this winter season, it’s the cold. We can tolerate the bone chilling temperatures during this time of year, but having to go through it with constant sneezing and headaches… well that just takes it too far! To keep our kids immune systems strong and enforcing healthy habits, here are a few tips!
In order to help your kids avoid getting sick, here are a few tips you can follow:
- Eat nutritious food. Fill your kid’s bodies with good food so they can have all the immune defenses for fighting colds. Even when they cannot avoid the viruses in their environment, with a good inner body defense, they can fight off germs that come in their body much faster.
- Let them have enough sleep. Rest is important for the body to rejuvenate and have all the strength it needs. Proper rest is not just sitting on the couch and doing nothing. It needs to be sleep! sleep is when the body can attain maximum rest.
- Always wash hands. Implement the practice of washing hands all the time to avoid germs from getting inside the body. Our hands are prone to bacteria and germs that may cause colds. By washing them, we can reduce germs in our body.
- Avoid sharing especially when eating and drinking. This is when bacteria is widely spread from one person to another. As much as possible, let your kids have their own set of utensils, cups and glasses to use.
- Never put your hands anywhere on the face. A dirty hand can spread bacteria to the body and if in contact with your face, these can easily get in to your body’s entry points: eyes, nose and mouth.
- Load up on Vitamin C. Orange juice, citrus fruits, vitamin supplements, EmergenC or Airborne. All are great sources of Vitamin C.
- Drink lots of water. Keep your little ones hydrated this winter to avoid getting weak and lessen their body’s immune system. Encourage them drink at least 8 glasses a day.
If there are sick kids in school, ask the teacher about their sick policies and make sure your children know it’s a good idea to limit their interactions with these students until they feel better.