Kids in daycare are notorious for sharing germs and catching each others illnesses. In fact, if your child is in daycare it is not unusual for him to get sick every four to six weeks. The top concern among working parents is how can they keep their children healthy even when they are in daycare. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help your child and keep him from getting sick and build their immunity. Yet, you should also keep in mind that your child will get sick at daycare and there is only so much you can do.
The following tips are your best tools for fighting germs, building immunity and trying to keep your little one healthy.
A Healthy Diet
If your child is eating junk food and not meeting his daily nutritional requirements then he will more than likely have a weak immune system. A weak immune system means that every germ that passes by will probably result in your child catching it. However, you as a parent can make sure your child gets plenty of fruits and vegetables and lean meats, little sugar, and very little junk food. Ensuring a healthy diet will keep your child’s body strong and healthy. His immune system will be stronger and he will be able to fight off germs better.
Insist on clean hands
You should teach your child the importance of washing his hands on a regular basis. You may even be able to come up with a song or rhyme that helps your child remember the importance of clean hands.
Also, teach your child that he should never eat something off the ground, share food with a friend, or drink after someone else. Tell him also that if he sneezes he should sneeze into his hands and then immediately wash them. Teaching your child these basics will help him wash off lots of those sickness causing germs and reduce his chance of getting sick.
Understand the sick policy
Most facilities require parents to pick up their child if he has a fever yet “so many infections are contagious before fever onset and after fever resolution,” Swanson said. What’s more, a child could have a fever and feel fine or have a severe cold without any fever. Be sure you understand and agree with the daycare’s policy and find out if it’s being enforced.
As a Mom, you want your kids to eat the foods they need to grow, develop, and do their best. But you don’t know how to make them eat and not make a fuss. Sonali Shivlani, is going to answer all your questions related to Kids nutrition.
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