Health is one of the main concerns of parents when their kids
are going to school. It is important to keep the kids healthy.
Few days of absences due to sickness will make your kids miss a
lot of learning opportunities making them hard to cope up with
the class. So here are some of my tips on how to keep your kids
healthy and illness-free in school.
1) Give then Nutritious food stuffs. Always prepare your kids
nutritious foods. You can have a fruit in every meal of your
child and let them drink milk twice a day. Since kids are out
of sight when they are in school, you can always keep reminding
them not to eat so many sweets, chocolates, street food, chips
and other related foods that are not so good on kid’s stomach.
Also you may supply plenty of vitamin C to help boost the
immune system of your kids. Include orange juice in their
breakfast and foods rich in vitamin C throughout the day. If
necessary, you may provide some food supplements.
2) Wash their Hands all the time. Hand washing is one of the
most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs and other
diseases. Remind your kids to wash their hands often especially
before and after their meals. It is advisable that you attach a
bottle of hand sanitizer or alcohol to their school bags for
trouble-free and immediate applications.
3.) Give them enough bed rest. To make your kids healthy, they
should have proper and enough rest. For kids, 8-10 hours of bed
rest is advisable per day. As a parent, you must limit their
time consume in televisions, computer and video games. Also,
providing them a more comfortable bed is an advantage to make
them comfortable and have little distractions while sleeping.
The body needs sleep to rejuvenates and have some repairs. If
your kids do not have enough number of sleeping hours, their
health is at risk.
4.) Immunize your Kids. Being immunize means you are protected
to a lot of diseases. It serves as armor against specific
viruses and germs depending on what kind of immunization is
given to you. It is advisable to visit your doctor regularly
with minimum of two per year so that an illness can be detected
even before it will become severe and hard to cure. By
consulting, you can give your kids up-to-date immunizations.
5.) Cough into the elbow. Teach your kids not to cough and
sneeze in their hands or everywhere. Otherwise, they could
spread and transfer the germs easily just by touching someone.
It is safe to do it in elbows. By doing such, you can avoid the
spread of germs.
6.) Let them use Strollers or Backpack with double straps. Most
schools ask students to bring their textbooks. Along with the
notebooks, lunch box, and other school-related stuff, the
school bag of your kids seem so heavy for your little kids. You
can help alleviate this by providing your kids backpacks with
chest straps on both sides and small padding for support. Don’t
let them use single strap bags or sling bags or else, they may
develop some back problems, misalignment and other related
health problems. Also, you can let them try stroller bags so
that they will just have to keep on pushing it. It is lot
easier. However, the sounds they produce when dragging them on
the road is disgusting and annoying.
7.) As parents, be healthy also. It is necessary that you who
keep your kids healthy must also be healthy. Parents who are
always with the kids can easily transmit the virus if they have
illness. That is why, as parents, you must be careful with your
health also and protect yourself diseases so that you can
handle well the task of keeping your kids healthy.
This article was written by Ian Watson who is a passionate
writer and author. You may view more of his articles on this
subject by going to his website located at Grants for Adults.
Ian Watson also writes about many other subjects and is a
published writer with almost a dozen websites.