Rains/ Winters mean sick children at home and frequent visits to doctor, especially if you have young children at home. To keep kids healthy, it is important to boost their immunity so that they will fall sick less. Most parents want to improve immunity of their children naturally rather than giving them medication. You can take some simple steps to keep your baby healthy and happy.
Research has shown that breastfed babies have stronger immune system. Breast milk has immunity-enhancing antibodies which are passed from mother to her baby. Colostrum or thick yellow pre-milk which flows from mother’s breasts during the first few days after delivery is full of life-saving antibodies and help in building immunity of baby. So breast-feed your baby as soon as possible and as long as you want or is possible for you.
There can be nothing truer than this adage. And it starts applying as soon as a baby is born and that is the reason why most parents are concerned about their infants and toddler’s nutrition needs. Well started is half the battle won, hence inculcating healthy habits early on is very important.
Serve lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to your kids. Introduce fruits and vegetables as a baby and continue. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals and antibodies which help in fighting diseases. Even Western countries who have a diet predominantly rich in meat and meal products are waking up to the fact that they must include more fruits and vegetables in their children’s diet. According to studies, children must have 3-5 portions of vegetables per day. Include vegetables in cooked and uncooked form.
Other than regular curries, you may give salads like cucumber, tomatoes, steamed vegetables like carrots, corn, peas etc.