While you can’t prevent the kids from getting sick there are some things you can do to reduce the number of sick days they have.
- Probiotics Daily: Probiotics are good bacteria that naturally occur in our guts, they can help with digestion, fight toxins and boost immunity. You can feed them probiotic rich foods like yogurt or kefir or give them a daily probiotic supplement like Mommy’s Bliss Probiotic Drops.
- Hand Washing: One of the best ways to combat the spread of germs is by washing hands. If your child is not old enough to touch surfaces on their own make sure everyone who holds baby washes their hands first.
- Fruits and Veggies: Fruits & vegetables are filled with immune boosting antioxidants, vitamins & minerals; so feed them more fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Sleep: Lack of sleep can lower the body’s immune response, make sure the kids are getting enough sleep. Babies may need up to 18 hours of sleep and toddlers between 12 and 13 hours, check with your child’s pediatrician to see how much sleep they should be getting.
- Exercise: For older kids exercise is a great way to boost the immune system, make it a fun game for you and the kids so the whole family is moving!