Keeping your tiny tot's nutritional requirements is challenging. But there are tell tale signs that can immediately clue you in when your child's immune system is possibly in jeopardy.
Here are some factors that can potentially compromise your little one's immune system:
Lack of sleep
When your child is not getting enough sleep, it produces body stress that prevents oxygen from freely circulating in the brain. This results to a weaker immune system, which makes bodies more prone to getting sick from viruses. Chronic sleep loss can also increase your child's risk of developing immune system impairment. Make sure your child gets at least 8 hours of sleep a day.
Too much sugar in the diet
Having too much sugar in your kid's diet is unhealthy. It reduces white blood cell count that weakens the immune system. The body's white blood cells are the immune system's most important fighters. Promote healthier eating habits to your children by adding more fruits and vegetables in their diet.
Germs and bad bacteria
Every day, your child is exposed to germs and bacteria. It can be found everywhere—from the toys your kid plays with, to the places he goes to and the food he eats. Since he is constantly exposed to these risks, his body therefore needs to be strong and healthy all the time.
Vitamin C deficiency
Vitamin C deficiency, if not treated, can cause further health complications, such as anemia and scurvy. On the other hand, overdosing on Vitamin C can lead to an upset stomach and diarrhea.
Therefore, giving the right amount of Vitamin C to your children is very important. It helps strengthen your kids' immune system to fight against various kinds of bacteria and viruses.
Scott's Vitamin C Pastilles is a rich source of Vitamin C. These delicious soft chewy pastilles are a fun and tasty way to help address your child's Vitamin C requirements. One Scott's Vitamin C pastille can actually provide 30 mg of Vitamin C. It comes in various delicious flavors (mixed berries, orange, and mango) perfect for picky-eaters!