Ills and chills over the cold months ahead can be trying for the whole family. Rebekah shares tips for keeping your pre-schooler well this winter.
- Teach your child about how germs spread. Encourage them to ‘catch their cough’ and cover their face if they sneeze. Have a ready supply of tissues and hand sanitizer. Be sure to wash hands before and after every meal. Stop germs spreading further by keeping them home from childcare when they are unwell.
- Serve a wide selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables to support immunity. Mandarins, kiwifruit and leafy greens give children a boost of fibre and Vitamin C. Even though the temperature outside is chilly, children still need to drink plenty of water and milk each day.
- Open the house and air bed linen to chase away mould and mildew in the environment. Keep bugs at bay by wiping light switches and door handles with disinfectant. Make the most of any sunny days by playing outside to grab a dose of Vitamin D.
Plenty of sleep and staying warm will support the body if it is fighting infection. Make winter more than piles of wet washing, muddy clothes and runny noses! Enjoy rugging up and reading books snuggled up somewhere warm. Before you know it, it’ll be time to welcome spring.
Posted: Sat 01 Jul 2017