We have been talking about how we should try to be a #YesMom, but every mother will admit that it is easier said than done. While we all want our kids to explore different things and enjoy life to the fullest, we are always concerned what effect it will have on their health.
One recent example that comes to my mind. Last month, there was slight rain in Bangalore. My daughter loves playing in the rain and she would get off the school bus, give me her school bag and refuse to come into the umbrella or even in shelter. It’s a joy watching her enjoying the rain, but I couldn’t always allow her in case she fell sick. I had to ask her to come inside and it was heart-breaking to see her disappointment. But there was no way, I could have taken that risk.
Another instance that I can remember was when my daughter wanted to try a chaat at a road side stall. Now I don’t mind having food at that stall and it also reminded me of my own childhood when we used to enjoy chaats at such joints. But I was concerned about my daughter falling sick because it was an open road-side stall. I had to make an excuse and dissuade her from having chaat there. Once again, I want her to enjoy these little things but fear of falling sick pulls me back.
I also know that these experiences can help in building a child’s character as long as he/she has a strong immune system. One thing that every mother wants is some definite solution which will improve the immunity of her child. So, when I chanced upon this new product by Cipla called ActivKids Immune Boosters, I was intrigued.
Now, one thing is buying a product which claims to improve immunity in kids and getting kids to eat it is a completely different ball game altogether. I had tried out so many products earlier, multivitamin syrups, powders to mix in milk and the list goes on. But that unfinished bottle of the syrup and that half-finished glass of milk kept reminding me that her nutrition wasn’t complete and the money got wasted.
But this product looks and tastes just like chocolate, so kids are more than happy to have it. When my daughter tried it for the first time, it was with a bit of apprehension. But she loved the chocolate taste along with butterscotch crispies and now it is her favourite treat along with milk in the evening.