How to prevent children from getting sick easily when the weather is erratic

How to prevent children from getting sick easily when the weather is erratic

Unpredictable weather can make a child's body vulnerable to diseases, such as coughs, colds, or asthma. Well, so that this doesn't happen to your little one, you must know the right precautions so that your child doesn't get sick easily.

The increasingly changing weather makes the body have to adjust to the ambient temperature in a fast time. Plus, changing weather can also affect the quality of the water we use on a daily basis.

In dry and hot weather, the water tends to become more cloudy. The air we breathe also contains more dust and dirt which can have a negative effect on the body.

Meanwhile, when it rains often, the water becomes more easily contaminated with bad microorganisms. That is the reason, erratic weather can make the immune system weaken and more susceptible to disease.

Steps to Prevent Sick Children when the Weather is Uncertain

A strong immune system can protect children from viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites that cause disease. So that your little one's immune system is maintained and able to fight various diseases, here are steps you can take:

Get used to children to maintain cleanliness

Maintaining cleanliness is an effective way to prevent disease attacks. Teach your little one to maintain personal hygiene by bathing regularly, clipping nails, and using footwear when out of the house.

No less important, make it a habit for your little one to wash their hands, especially before and after eating, after touching animals, after using the toilet, and after coughing or sneezing. Mothers also need to keep the condition of the house always clean from dust and not damp, especially the bedroom and children's playroom.

Invite children to exercise regularly

Not only does it make muscles and bones stronger, regular exercise has also been shown to increase a child's immune system. Therefore, invite your little one to regularly exercise for at least 60 minutes a day and be a good example for him.

You don't need to take him to the gym. Just invite your little one to be active, for example by playing basketball, swimming, or just playing catch. If you want, you can also teach him sit-ups or push-ups to train muscle strength.

Make sure your child gets enough sleep 

Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality can reduce the production of cytokines that act as an antidote to infection and inflammation. Therefore, make sure your little one gets enough sleep, yes, Mother. The ideal sleep time for children aged 3-5 years is 10-13 hours per day, while for children aged 6-13 years is 9-11 hours per day.

Give children nutritious food

Nutrients in food can maintain health and increase a child's immune system, especially when the weather is uncertain. If your little one is still a baby, make sure he gets exclusive breastfeeding.

If your little one can eat, make sure he gets colorful fruit and vegetables. Vitamins in fruits and vegetables, such as vitamins A and E, play an important role in warding off various diseases.

In addition, Mother can also give milk as an addition. Choose milk that contains complete nutrition, ranging from fat, especially omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, protein, prebiotics, to vitamins and minerals that are good for children's immune systems.

The content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in milk has been shown to increase the strength of the child's immune system to fight or prevent disease. In addition, prebiotics, such as inulin, FOS, and GOS, are also believed to prevent children from various digestive diseases, especially digestive infections.

So that your little one doesn't get bored, you can try to be creative to serve interesting dishes for your little one every day, by combining various types of healthy foods.

Don't forget to always pay attention to the cleanliness of food ingredients, water for cooking, cooking utensils, and eating utensils used by children. Also make sure the source of drinking water and water for bathing and washing at home is kept clean.

Changing weather can indeed bring various diseases. So that children do not get sick easily when the weather is uncertain, maintain their immune system by providing adequate nutrition and teaching healthy habits. However, if your little one still gets sick easily or finds it difficult to recover when sick, you should consult a doctor, Mother.