December 23, 2009

Curious kids need to be tough inside

All young children are naturally curious and love to use their senses to learn more about the fascinating world around them. They like to touch, feel and exploring new things. They also learn about things by putting them in their mouths. It's a normal!

Germs are everywhere and being exposed to child is a natural part of life. I am realizing that a strong immune system is the key to a healthy child. If child has a weaken immune system they are susceptible to colds, flu and other problems. As a parent I am constantly looking for various ways that I can boost my children's immune system. There are several things that I found that work to keep my kids strong and healthy. Why not give some of the tips below a try.


- Breast milk contains more than 100 ingredients that the formula industry simply can't duplicate. Breast milk is full of antibodies that protect babies from illness and help them develop their own immune systems. I started breastfeeding my kids since they're born. And currently I'm still breastfeeding my lil' baby and I plan to exclusively do so for at least up to six months.


- It is very hard to get my kids to eat healthy food and if you have a picky eater like my girl, Auni it can be more challenging. I've teach my kids about what they should eat and why. Besides that, I make them a part of the shopping process and let them help out preparing the lunch/dinner. This way I can ask for my kids input and let them choose the healthy food that they might enjoy.


- Do give your kids nature's best - at least five juicy, crunchy, crispy, tasty fruits and vegetables everyday. Serving your child fruits and veggies is an important part of helping them grow up strong and healthy. Be creative to fix and prepare it in various ways.


- Children need more sleep than adults. Lack of sleep will break down child's immune system. Make sure your child gets an adequate amount of sleep at least ten hours per day. Try to put them to bed earlier if your child won't take naps during the day. My kids easily get cranky if they don't have enough sleep.


- It would weaken child's immune system when there's not enough water in their diet. The human body is 70% water and it needs a continuous fresh supply to work properly. This is a good way to fight off germs. Avoid giving sugary drinks to your kids bcoz it can actually dehydrate and increase our child's need for water. 


- I will make sure my kids get plenty of physical exercise. This will help to boost their immune system. Let's send them outside to play and having fun. :) 


- I've always keep my child up to date on all their vaccines. The vaccinations, that they are given help strengthening the immune system and protect them from illnesses.


- There are currently plenty of supplements on the market that contain vitamins which can boost an immune system. I have giving my kids vitamins 'CHAMPS' with orange flavor. It is chewable, and my kids really enjoy taking two tablets everyday.


- Kids usually like to touch everything and then put their hands in their mouths. Keep clean and wash your child's hands, before meal, after using the toilet or play with other children. Show them how you do over and over. Don't get frustrated!


- Our children are our greatest pleasure and greatest responsibility in this world. The thing that our children need most from us as parents is our love. It helps strengthen child's immune system. I always try to spend as much the quality time with my kids doing activities. To show how much I love my kids, I do give them lots of hugs and kisses. They are so precious in my life. 


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Just log on to Upload a picture and use your creativity to show how your kids fight off the bacterias and germs! Then write about on how you help increase your child's immune system with blog entitled "Curious kids need to be tough inside" and please submit it before 29 December 2009. It's so simple guys!

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