Link copied!

6 Ways To Keep Your Kid Away From Illness


Talking to a couple of friends, the topic of your childs’ health invariably comes up. You’ll probably find a couple of kids who just never seem to get sick, while your child often comes down with a fever or a cold.This makes you wonder if you’ve missed out on an important parenting lesson to keep your child healthy. Here are the secrets of children to avoid falling sick ever so often.

1. Exercise

If you don’t want to inject your child with medicines every now and then, continuous exercise is the alternative. It boosts circulation and helps increase infection fighting cells. Find an activity you both like doing together like hiking, or taking your dog for a walk. Exercise boosts immunity by 20-25% in children.

2. Keep Hands clean

This may seem like an under rated activity but you should promote it as much as possible at home. Get your child to wash their hands before every meal and after coming back from outside. This reduces passing of illness and germs from the outside into the body. Ensure their washing technique is up to scratch as well. A good hand scrubbing should ideally last between 15-20 seconds.

3. Sleep

Depending on how old your child is, make sure they get the required amount of sleep. Sleep deprivation almost doubles the risk of your child catching a cold or getting sick. Getting your kid to bed early every night helps keep up their white blood cell levels and in turn their immunity as well.

4. Vaccinations

If you find that infections are doing the rounds again, it’s best to get your child vaccinated ASAP. This helps reduce the intensity of the illness even if they do happen to become a victim. Children have a lower immunity than adults and can catch viruses more easily. Hence, better to be safe than sorry.

5. Don’t touch the face

Kids by nature tend to be more fidgety and restless. It may seem impossible for them to keep their hands off everything they see. But keeping their hands off their face helps reduce chances of infection because the face is a huge entry point of germs and infection through the nose and ears. Teach them to wash their hands at the right times and avoid sharing toothbrushes, cups and spoons with other children.

6. Balanced diet

Ensure you give your child a wholly balanced diet. Keeping it as colourful as possible is key. Include as many fruits and vegetables as possible for sufficient vitamin C and meats for protein. Vitamin D through tuna and cereals is a good idea. Consume as much water and yoghurt as possible as this helps build immunity as well.

Click here for the best in baby advice
What do you think?
Not bad
NEW STUDY: Moms Need a Full Year for Recovery After Giving Birth
5 Ways of Dealing With a Crush After Marriage
Mumps In Babies - What You Need To Know
5 Ways To Improve Your Child's Eyesight
Top Baby Girl Names for August
All You Wonderful, Exhausted Moms: You Are More Than Enough
How Married Couples Can Talk About Sexual Problems
5 Ways To Soothe Your Baby After A Vaccination
Baby photo contest
Submit a cute picture of your
tiny tot & win big
Impact Of Divorce On Kids
Did You Know The Profession of These Bollywood Celebrities’ Moms?
Don't Eat These While You're Breastfeeding!
Dengue Fever In Babies
Baby Names
Find awesome and unique baby names!
Explore now
Breastfeeding Positions and Tips for Moms
How Does Solar Eclipse Affect You?
Top Baby Boy Names for August
7 Fun and exciting ways to lose weight
Got parenting questions? Ask on the Q&A now
A Brutally Honest Tribute To ‘Stay At Home Moms’
How effective is Copper-T?
Hilarious ways women can get pregnant
5 Incredible Uses For Eggs
Pregnancy Calendar
Get all information about your pregnancy!
Explore now
scroll up icon