A healthy immune system is an important part of your child’s overall health. Immunizations are one way to help protect your child’s immune system, but there are other things you can do as well. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how a strong immune system works and what you can do to keep it strong.
How Can I Help Protect My Child’s Immune System?
• Avoid tobacco smoke. Avoiding tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your child’s immune system. Secondhand smoke has been linked to increased risk of asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia in children.
• Keep your child’s environment clean. The cleaner his surroundings are, the less likely he will be exposed to germs that could make him sick–and therefore more able to fight off illness when it does occur (or prevent it altogether) says Dr Francene Gayle.
• Keep your child’s hands clean: Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent infections like colds and flu–and it doesn’t require any special equipment or extra time out of your day! Encourage good hand hygiene by reminding them regularly throughout each day how important it is; also make sure they wash their hands before eating meals or snacks as well as at bedtime before going night-night.”
Healthy Habits Can Help Keep Your Child’s Immune System Strong
There are many things you can do to help keep your child’s immune system strong.
• Eat well. A healthy diet includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein (such as chicken or fish), low-fat dairy products, healthy oils like olive oil and avocados and nuts. The key here is moderation–don’t overdo it on sugar or fatty foods which can weaken the immune system.
• Get enough sleep! Getting enough rest is important for everyone but especially for children who need time to recover from schoolwork or other activities each day so that their bodies have time to rebuild cells damaged by stressors like exercise or illness without getting sick themselves Dr Francene Gayle.