How to strengthen child's immune system

The immune system is responsible for keeping your body safe from the disease. However, your child ain't born with a strong immune system. It needs to be strengthened, so that your child ain't susceptible to the disease.

While still in your womb, your baby is in a very protected environment. But when it's born, various virus and bacteria have been waiting for. That's the reason why your baby is sick.

As it grows, its immune system is also growing stronger if it's given the proper intake. But if the afforded protection is too excessive, it can't give good results because it can weaken its immune system.

Here're what you can do to strengthen the immune system in children.

1. Breastfeeding

Your body naturally produces enough milk to improve the antibodies and white blood cells to strengthen the immune system in infants. At least during the first six months, give an exclusive breastfeeding in infants and continue up to the age of 2 years.

2. Fresh food

Fresh food, like fruit and vegetables, is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C that can boost its immune system. If you wanna give your child a snack, give apple, orange, or other seasonal fruit instead of biscuits or crisps.

3. No junk or processed food

Various chemicals and additives in processed food can be harmful to children's immune.

4. Sport

Sport is an effective way to increase the immunity in children. Your child shouldn't just sit in front of the television at a time to be at home. As a parent, you better set some sport activities for children. In this way, it becomes separate time for your family to exercise together. Beside boosting the immune system in children, it can also do immunity to you.

5. Personal hygiene

The habit of washing hands after going to the toilet, before eating and touching food, and when they look dirty should be taught to children from an early age. Another important thing is you'd pay attention or change your child's toothbrush more often. Toothbrush is a carrier of germs.

6. Enough sleep

Children need more sleep than adults to stay healthy. Lack of sleep can make the immune system in adults low, such as in children. Preschoolers need time to sleep for 10 hours, toddlers 12-13 hours and newborns for 18 hours.

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