• The Most Common Infections Your Child Is Likely to Get in School: 5 Ways to Protect Him

    Here's how you can help strengthen your child's immunity.
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The Most Common Infections Your Child Is Likely to Get in School: 5 Ways to Protect Him
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  • Have you ever experienced sending your child off to school all healthy and energetic in the morning, but then he goes home later in the day feeling lethargic and feverish?

    Your child may have caught an infection at his daycare center or preschool. According to a study, toddlers and preschoolers in childcare centers are prone to respiratory and diarrheal illnesses since they frequently put their hands or a toy in their mouths, or forget to wash their hands after using the toilet.

    As a result, infections including measles; acute gastroenteritis; hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD); and chickenpox become easily transmitted from child to child.

    But moms don’t have to worry too much as long as their children’s immune system is strong and healthy. While you cannot completely prevent your kid from getting sick, you can definitely do something to help strengthen his immunity. Here’s how:

    1. Teach your child to practice proper hygiene.

    Because kids like to play with their peers, certain infections can quickly spread through touch. This is why your child must wash his hands often or use alcohol or hand sanitizer, in case soap and water aren’t readily available.

    Of course, proper hygiene doesn’t stop at hand washing. They must also take baths regularly, brush their teeth after meals, and cover their mouths with a handkerchief or elbow when coughing or sneezing to avoid getting bacteria out in the air.

    2. Let your kid play outdoors.

    Help your child strengthen his body by letting him play at least 30 minutes per day. He’ll also need to get eight to 10 hours of sleep at night to recharge.

    3. Limit your child’s use of gadgets.

    According to a study, “80 percent of infections are spread through hand contact with hands or other objects.” This means bacteria and germs could be transmitted through frequently used devices, both by young and old, including mobile phones, computer keyboards, and the like.

    4. Check if your kid’s school is following proper sanitation practices.

    To avoid spreading infections, regularly cleaning areas with high foot traffic such as classrooms and playgrounds is recommended.

    5. Give your child healthy meals.

    Prepare healthy baon with a variety of local fruits and vegetables, combined with meats and grains. Have a water jug ready to keep your child hydrated and to remove the toxins in his body naturally. If your kid is a preschooler, ensure that he meets his recommended daily 1,300-kilocalorie requirement by feeding him a balanced mix of Go, Grow, and Glow foods.

    Aside from helping strengthen their children's health and immunity, moms should ensure that kids are fully prepared mentally and emotionally for preschool, too. In this video, a family life and child development specialist shares three helpful steps moms can follow to ready their toddlers for preschool:

    When you help your child boost his natural immunity, he will be able to enjoy his time in school learning and playing with his friends.

    NIDO 3+ is the only growing-up milk for toddlers and preschoolers ages 3 to 5 that contains Lactobacillus Protectus with L. Rhamnosus, which is scientifically proven to support their respiratory defenses.

    Partnered with three balanced meals and regular exercise, NIDO 3+ helps protect kids against pathogens in the upper respiratory tract, which causes frequent coughs and colds. It also contains nutrients like DHA for the brain, Prebio 3 for digestion, and other essential vitamins and minerals like calcium and protein for overall growth and development.

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