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  • 4 Things You Do That Can Lower Your Child's Resistensiya

    Watch out for these, moms and dads!
4 Things You Do That Can Lower Your Child's Resistensiya
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  • As parents, we are always extra careful when it comes to our children’s well-being. But sometimes, there are things we unknowingly do that isn’t good for the immune system of our kids, especially when it is unchecked or excessive. Below, we list some don’ts for your child’s health.

    1. Don’t be too lenient on bedtime schedules just because it’s vacation time

    Admit it. Sometimes, we become lenient when it comes to sleep, mainly when the children are on a school break or vacation. We might not think too much of letting them stay up way past their bedtimes to, say, watch TV or play games, but doing so frequently may be bad for them.

    Kids of all ages need more hours of sleep than adults as it supports rapid mental and physical development, and strengthen the immune system, among other positive effects.

    So, we should help our kids develop good sleeping habits and get quality sleep by following a relaxing and consistent bedtime routine. Opt for storytime instead of having more screen time. Sleep at the same hour nightly. And let them snooze for between 7 and 14 hours every night, depending on their age group.

    2. Do not skip the flu shot

    The most effective way to prevent the flu, according to experts, is to get the flu vaccine every year. The World Health Organization has emphasized that “people at high risk of influenza complications, and people who live with or care for the people at high risk” must especially follow this guideline. Among those who are at risk are children ages 6 months to 5 years and pregnant women. As always, make sure to consult with your doctor about this.

    3. Don’t wash hands only when visibly dirty

    One of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria is by washing hands regularly and thoroughly. This means using soap and water, and washing for at least 20 seconds. Handwashing should be done even when hands are not visibly dirty, since microscopic harmful bacteria may already be lurking on the hands after touching objects and surfaces.

    Now, it might sound a bit boring when we teach this habit to our kids, so get their attention and help them remember by showing them fun handwashing videos starring their favorite cartoon characters!

    4. Don’t let your child eat whatever they want — especially when it’s unhealthy

    Yes, a single apple a day isn’t enough to make a person strong and healthy, after all. To keep our children’s immunity up, have them eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day to give their bodies the different nutrients they need to function and develop.

    Aside from this, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart diseases, digestive problems, and may even promote weight loss.

    Experts say different kinds of nutrient-rich food are the best sources of vitamins and minerals, but you may also choose to give your children vitamin supplements to fill gaps in nutritional deficiencies.

    Try giving them supplements in palatable flavors and fun shapes, such as Watsons Gummies For Kids. Watsons Gummies For Kids are available in the following variants: Probiotic Gummies, which are made with soybeans and bilberry, and help promote brain health; DHA Gummies, which are made with acai berry, and help promote a healthy digestive system; and Sodium Ascorbate Gummies, which are made with zinc and acerola, and help boost the immune system. Variants Calcium Gummies, which promotes bone health, and Vitamin Gummies, which helps boost immunity, are also available.

    Let’s keep these things in mind to help boost our children’s resistensya!

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This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with WATSONS GUMMIES FOR KIDS.