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How to Make Sure that your Little One Doesn’t Fall Ill During Seasonal Changes?  

Ah, the joys of having young children. There is so much fun everyone can have, but in between that there are some sleepless nights and a lot of waiting around for that sniffle or cough to turn into something worst. A big cause of this is seasonal changes as the weather is changing and often your children are getting caught out by it.

Are you looking for ways to protect your child from getting sick during seasonal changes? If yes, then, it might be a good idea to know the factors that affect the health of their little bodies when seasonal changes happen.

Tips to make sure that your child doesn’t fall sick during seasonal changes

Here are some tips that can help you make sure that your little one doesn’t fall ill during seasonal changes:

Vaccinations

This is a very important tip as vaccinations help prevent different diseases. Doctors recommend a set of vaccinations for your child at different age groups. Make sure you get your child vaccinated on time as it will keep him protected from most common diseases. To avoid getting strep throat, have your children vaccinated against Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus).

The vaccine helps protect against pneumococcal infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, meningitis, and bloodstream infections.

Feed Your Child Citrus Fruits for Vitamin C

The best way to avoid falling ill during the change of seasons is by boosting your immune system. A strong immune system can fight off foreign germs and viruses that find their way into our bodies during weather changes.

The best way to boost your immune system is to feed your child citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, pomelos, and mandarins. These fruits are rich in Vitamin C  helps in strengthening the immune system.

Keep them warm

Try and dress up your baby in layers during the winter season so that he is comfortable and warm. Also, cover his head, hands, and feet properly so that they are protected from cold winds.

Maintain hygiene

Make sure that your child washes his/her hands before eating or taking something from the floor.

If your child has been outside, make sure that he/she has washed his/her hands properly before having food.

This will help in keeping germs away from your baby’s hands. Make sure to clean your baby’s toys regularly and keep them away from dirt and dust as much as possible.

Make sure your child gets enough physical exercise

It not only helps in maintaining good health but also has a positive effect on his overall well-being. Being physically active also helps children in learning better. Thereby, it is essential for parents to ensure that their kids remain active every day and get at least one hour of physical activity.

Physical activity increases their physical fitness and helps them sustain ideal body weight. This will also improve their immunity and help them fight seasonal diseases effectively.

Conclusion

Although the take away from this post is simple, we think it is incredibly important enough to be worth repeating. In general, you should really try to keep a keen eye on your children during these times of weather change.

The tips featured above will help you do this. And if your child still gets sick, don’t be afraid to contact a doctor right away.

 

 

 

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