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5 ways to keep your munchkin healthy this summer

Summer is a fun time for kids. With a little care and these tips, you can ensure that nothing comes in the way of your child’s playtime. 

 

1. Give them the right start: For a day filled with lots of physical activities, make sure your child does not skip the most important meal of the day. A nutritious meal is a right start for the day as it will provide their body the necessary energy for the whole day. Besides, breakfast is important your child’s brain, muscle and bone development. Try to include fresh fruits, milk, eggs, almonds etc. to create a healthy breakfast for your little angel.

 

2. Keep them hydrated: Having plenty of water is important during summer. If you keep your children hydrated their bodies are better equipped to avoid exhaustion, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and other heat related illnesses. If your child is not much of a water drinker try giving him flavoured water. Cut slices of fresh fruits like limes, oranges, watermelon etc. and add to your little ones water, it will help. 

 

3. Protect them from the sun: Keep your child away from direct exposure to the sun during the peak hours of summer days. Make sure your child wears sunscreen before stepping out. Ensure the sunscreen is re-applied about every 2-3 hours. Make application more frequent if your little bundle of joy is having a gala time in water. Wearing sunglasses that block at least 99% of UV rays and large brim hats will protect their eyes from sun damage.

 

4. Ensure their oral hygiene: This one holds true throughout the year. Pay special attention to ensure that your little one is brushing his/her teeth at least twice a day as poor dental hygiene causes major health problems related to digestion.

 

5. Keep them active: Figure out physical activities they enjoy, as at least 1 hour of physical activity is important and recommended for all kids. Swimming, cycling, playing indoor/outdoor games, etc. can be considered. However, make sure they are avoiding direct exposure to the summer heat to prevent heat exhaustion. Don’t forget that 8-10 hours of sleep are important for child’s growth and good health.

 

Psst… these tips apply to you too, mommies.