It seems that no matter the season and the weather conditions outside, germs, viruses, and harmful bacteria always thrive in tight, urban communities, so protecting your family’s health all year-round can seem like an arduous task.

Children especially tend to get sick on a regular basis.  Their bodies can fending off maladies, but it won’t hurt to take preventative measures and boost their immune systems naturally. Because why treat it when you can prevent it? Here are the top five ways to increase your child’s immune system and skip the next visit to the doctor’s.

Let them socialize

You might be under the impression that the best thing to do is to put your kid in a transparent bubble. Pathogens might not reach them, but that type of mindset can cause more harm than good. Keeping your child inside is a sure-fire way to strip them of their immune system completely. So when do eventually go out, they will contract every disease imaginable.

You need to strengthen their immune system by allowing them to be exposed to various surroundings. That means letting your kid go to daycare and socialize with their peers. Inevitably, your kid will catch a cold. Their body will produce the necessary antibodies, and their immune system will become stronger. This will lead to fewer illnesses in the future.

Don’t worry, it’s only natural.

Make hygiene fun

But that doesn’t mean that your kid shouldn’t adhere to proper hygiene at all times. Especially adhering to proper conduct when hygiene cannot be enforced. If they are spending time in the park or at school, they must refrain from touching their face. Don’t let them put things in their mouth either. Rather, teach them to wash their hands while at daycare or school, and immediately after they come home.

However, regular hygiene is often uncharted and frankly boring territory for children. After all, why should they wash their hands when they can immediately go to play with their favourite toys? Make hygiene fun and rewarding by establishing a simple reward system for every time they wash their hands and teeth.

Maintain air quality inside the house

The outside air is full of nasty pollutants and hazardous elements, such as bacteria and various other pathogens. Purifying the air in your home to boost your child’s immune system is of the utmost importance. Be sure to research the best air purifier for allergies that you can easily install in their bedroom. This will eliminate allergens, pollutants and toxic elements from the air.

While frequently airing the room is always a sound idea, the numerous pollutants in the air cannot be dealt with easily. A purifier will ensure a healthy sleeping environment by getting rid of dust, mould, pollen, odours, and other hazards.

Supplement with vitamins and minerals

Firstly, it’s important to note that there is no substituting a healthy diet plan. If you want to naturally boost your child’s immunity, they need healthy foods such as vegetables, healthy fats, and proteins. No junk food, no sugary drinks or sweets.

Once you have instilled the right eating habits, you want to strengthen their immune system with a daily multivitamin supplement. The human body cannot discern food sources, so it’s best to ensure their daily micronutrient intake with healthy supplements.

Ensure they get plenty of exercise

Finally, regular physical exercise boasts a myriad of health benefits, one of which is improved immunity. You should let your kids run around and play, and also sign them up for sports. That will challenge their physical and mental strength as well.

Through adversity, their developing bodies will thrive and become stronger. Their muscular and central nervous systems will strengthen, and they will develop an immune system impervious to outside attacks.

There’s no need to take your kid to the doctor’s every single month. Simply use these powerful methods to increase your child’s resilience to common maladies and you will have no problems keeping the doctor away for good.

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Olivia Williams

Olivia is psychologist and entrepreneur from Brisbane. Mother of two beautiful children and proud owner of two silly boxer dogs. She is passionate writer, a traveler and conscious consumer, seeking healthy and sustainable products to incorporate into the lives of her family. Her motto is “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
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