Like most parts of the United States, Chicago has been hit with cold weather one day and balmy weather the next. This has lead to an increase of colds and other nasty infections. A few simple tips for keeping your kids healthy.
- Ditch antibacterial sanitizer – While it may be a quick fix on the run, nothing gets rid of germs like a good old fashion hand washing. One way to make sure your child is washing her hands long enough is to have her sing the Happy Birthday Song while washing her hands.
- Eat your colors – Whole foods (not processed & packaged foods) contain the vitamins your children need to stay healthy. Be sure to keep their plates colorful with a variety of foods to make sure they are getting different essential vitamins and minerals.
- Log your child’s symptoms – If your child is sick for more than a few days, everything seems to run into one confusing timeline. Keep a journal of symptoms, temperatures, etc so you can give the doctor a more accurate timeline helping the doctor asses your child’s illness better.
What tips do you have to share?