Curiosity is an emotion related to natural inquisitive behaviour such as exploration, investigation and learning. Curiosity makes us learn more to move ahead. Naturally, curiosity exists when we were young. Kids!.. they are full with curiosity. They will curious in everything. They explore, questioning and wondering. By doing that, it gave them an opportunity to learn.
Let’s take my kids as an example. When my kids start exploring, they will discover and they will learn new things. But normally, when they exploring, they are expose to bacteria and germs from their environment. Bacteria and germs will cause them a few illnesses such as diarrhea, rashes, vomiting, fever, flu and many more. When they get sick, it has limited them from exploring new things.
So how can I protect my kids from germs and bacteria without having them to be in “sterilised” area?
Boost their immunity!!!
How to boost their immunity? It can be from many ways
Eat Healthy Meal
I’m lucky because my kids love fruit and vegetables so much. They eat oranges, papayas, strawberries as a snack and they love carrots, beans or salad to be included in their meals. Fruits like orange, papaya, and kiwi, vegetable like beans or carrot rich with e vitamin c and carotenoids that can boost their immune system.
I will make sure my kids to get enough and quality sleep. At least 11 to 13 hours per day. Lack of sleep leads the immune system to break down and off course they get cranky easily. I know it quite difficult to get small kids to sleep on their own in their own room. I have a tip which I apply to my kids. I decorated their room with their favourite picture especially their bedsheet. And to make they sleep through the night, I make sure the air circulation is good, quite, and clean room.
I teach them to wash hand right after toilet visiting, touching pet, back from outside or playground and covering mouth when they sneezing. But not only them to practice the hygienic, we as a parent also need to make sure our kids environment is clean. Example clean toilet, clean clothes, clean floor and clean utensil. And I always bring wet wipes with me when we doing outdoor so that it can be used for quick clean up.
Avoid from unhealthy environment like cigarette smoke or dust. Healthy kids save a lot in term of medications fees and it is a ‘worry free’ as far as the kids is healthy. It just good to see that my kids do not like the smell of cigarette smoke and they’ll start complaining about it. Do you know that Smoking affects the function of the immune system and may increase the risk for respiratory and other infections?
|Drink More Water
Water is very important for our body system. Without water our body would stop working. Water is also in lymph, a fluid that is part of our immune system which helps us fight off illness. We need water to digest our food and get rid of waste, too. Water is needed for digestive juices, urine and poop. And we can bet that water is the main ingredient in perspiration, also called sweat. My kids especially, they are very active hence they need to drink enough water to avoid them getting dehydrated. Beside plain water, they will enjoy fruit juice, yogurt drink or maybe clear soup like chicken soup or vegetable soup.
| Play Time
Since I am a home maker, I have a time to bring them for exercise and normally we will enjoy it in the swimming pool. We will spend 1 hour per session, 3 times a week. Swimming is the best exercise. Besides swimming, they also have a chance to run happily in playground with their friends. FYI, during moderate exercise immune cells circulate through the body more quickly and are better able to kill bacteria and viruses. After exercise ends, the immune system generally returns to normal within a few hours, but consistent, regular exercise seems to make these changes a bit more long-lasting. But, while we happily exercise, I will always make sure my kids safety especially in swimming pools. In case we do not have a chance to enjoy our day in swimming pool, I will switch on lullaby song and start dancing with them. At least, we will get sweat!
I start breastfeeding my kids since they were born because I want to make sure they get the best nutrition. As known, Colostrum, the thin yellow “premilk” that flows from the breasts during the first few days after birth, contains large amounts of antibodies from our body. These antibodies help our developing baby to resist illnesses. They also improve our baby’s immune system.
For my kids, once they stop breastfeeding, I still make sure they get the best nutrition and the best choice is from Friso Gold. FYI, Friso® Gold backed with Frisoshield™ with P2 Dual System™. Frisoshield™ with P2 Dual System™ is a combination of key nutrients together with prebiotics and healthy live bacteria. Prebiotics such as combination of GOS and FOS help increase intestinal bifidobacteria and maintain good intestinal environment. Bifidobacterium lactis may help in reducing diarrhea cases. Friso® Gold 4 also contains DHA, AA, SA and other essential nutrients that aid a growing child’s overall development.
Show them your love. Hug and kiss them as much as I can and I love to do so especially in the morning when they waking up from their bed. Love will lead us to give them good food, good company, good treatment in fact the best for them. And I also make sure not to over worry exposing them to some germs because it would help their immune system to be more STRONG. Love also would help them to enjoy a happy life.
The conclusion, in order to boost my children’s immunity system, I’ll make sure them
|By the way, we are looking forward to join the wonderful parenting event conducted by Nuffnang and Friso which is Nuffnang Friso Family Day Out this coming 2nd January 2010 at Kizsport and Gym 1 Utama. If you want to win a family trip for 4 to Disneyland Hong Kong, all you have to do is to participate in the Friso Gold Immunity Challenge. Get invited and see all of you there!!!|