Tips For A Healthy Child

5 Tips For A Healthy Child!

Do you know the basics to kid’s health? here are some tips that will help keep your kids a little bit healthier!

When Do You Start Cleaning Kid’s Teeth?

Wipe teeth daily with a clean, damp cloth as soon as the first tooth appears .Change to a soft bristle toothbrush as more teeth come in. Use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste once children are 2 years and older. Supervise the brushing, and teach children to spit the toothpaste out. Regular dental cleanings at your dentist are important too.

How Long Should Kid’s Wash Their Hands?

About 20 seconds – or two times through “Happy Birthday.” Teach them to scrub often with soap and running water, especially after using the bathroom and before eating. One trick you can try is to get a timer. Having them set the timer for two minutes can help get them use to time and numbers at the same time. Pun intended!

Is Skin Cancer A Concern For Adults Only?

No. Skin protection is important at any age. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen with and SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15. Keep babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight as much as possible. Sun clothing that has spf protection is very helpful for protecting their tender skin too!

How MUch Exercise Do Kid’s Need?

Medical expert recommend that children ages 6 to 17 years exercise at least an hour every day. Bike rides, sports and family walks all qualify. Try doing jump n jack’s or jump rope if you are limited on space or trapped indoors. Obviously be careful with jump rope indoors.

How Many Diseases Can Vaccines Help Prevent?

Children can be vaccinated against 14 diseases, including potentially life threatening conditions such as diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus. Check with you doctor on which vaccinations can be delayed or skipped if you are at all hesitant in receiving all vaccinations for your child. This topic is a very controversial issue and you should always discuss your plans with a health care professional to help with your decisions.

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