As parents, one of the most important things to us is taking care of the health of our children. We want them to grow up happy, healthy (whatever that looks like to you), and safe. We can take many steps to help safeguard our children from the world – and those who might do them harm.
We are careful to ensure they are safe on the internet, have parental controls on their device, and are clean and well-fed at all times.
It can feel like parenting is a never-ending cycle of worry and joy, but to make that a little bit easier, here are five simple ways that you can protect your child’s health.
It is hard to deny the allure of a delicious cheesy pizza, chips, or other sweet snacks. And children can seem to eat them by the truckload. One of the easiest ways to keep your child healthy and thriving is by teaching them the basics of great and healthy foods.
It is essential to avoid using diet or shameful language around food, and instead, consider food more like fuel for our body. To run the body well, plenty of fruit and veggies are the order of the day.
Kids are busy little beings – they love to run, cycle, jump, climb, and so much more. For everyone in the house, there should be plenty of activity happening. Of course, sometimes the pull of a great TV program or a movie should be indulged in. But for the most part, you should all be enjoying plenty of time outdoors and moving your bodies.
Bad weather? Turn the music up and dance around for at least 30 minutes a day.
Health insurance is one of the most important things you can have to make sure that you are covered should anything happen. We can never know for sure what life will bring us – and that is why we need insurance.
Before settling on a policy, make sure that you know what it provides and the correct claims procedure. Don’t worry though, if you aren’t 100% you can have a public all pro adjuster deal with any issues.
Have you ever felt peckish after you have just eaten? Sometimes that is because of our bodies confusing hunger and thirst! Considering children are typically more active than adults, it is even more critical to make sure that they have water bottles on hand at all times.
If they aren’t great at drinking plain water, see if fruit water is something they enjoy.
Filing up several water bottles to the amount recommended children drink per day can help you and them stay on track.
When your children are old enough to understand and take some responsibility for their environment, you can impress upon them the importance of being clean. Cleaning the environment they are in – like their bedrooms, and making sure that they are clean too.
As they grow up, it becomes part of the job to help them make intelligent decisions; for great tips, read: 8 Ways To Promote How Your Child Makes Decisions – Just Bein’ Mommy.