How to Keep Your Child Healthy

How to Keep Your Child Healthy

Having a sick child is not fun for anyone involved. Prevention is key to keeping your children healthy and strong. Like adults, children need adequate nutrients and exercise. As parents, you can help boost their health by knowing the essentials.

Eat Your Fruit and Veggies

Children need five portions of fruits and vegetables each day. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals, which can boost your children’s immune systems and protect them from illness. Be creative in food presentation. Children eat more when food is visually appealing. Know what fruits and veggies they like and incorporate them with the ones they do not like or have not tried before.  

Sleep Tight

Children need at least 10 hours of sleep daily. Sleep not only provides restorative rest, but promotes growth. Growth hormones are stimulated when children are asleep.

Fuel Up

Breakfast is important for children. Breakfast provides the energy they need as they go through the day. Children will be alert in school and will not feel sluggish and tired when they’ve had a healthy breakfast.

Get Moving

Children need exercise. Refrain from letting the television or the computer babysit your children. Children do not have to enroll in a gym, just get them involved in physical activities. Let them play in the sun. Children need vitamin D.


Children should drink six to eight glasses of water every day to keep them hydrated. After all their physical activities, their bodies need to replenish the fluid loss.

Safe Haven

Make your home safe. Most accidents occur at home. Bumps and bruises are common during the early years. Child-proof your home, and do not forget about car safety.

Watch the Germs

Since we cannot protect our children all the time, especially when they are in school, constantly remind your children about cleanliness. Washing hands before they eat and after they use the toilet should be second nature to them. Teach them to stay away from other children who have colds.