It always seems that as soon as school is back in session, I start thinking of all things fall.
You know, cool weather, leaves changing, fall baking recipes, and yes, cold and flu season.
With thoughts of cold and flu season on my mind, I immediately start thinking of the things I need to have on hand to keep my kids healthy during this time of the year as well as things to have pre-made if we do come down with something.
Today I wanna talk about prevention and keeping kids healthy.
You know, boosting immune systems and such.
I get emails from a lot of mamas wanting to know what they can do to boost their kids immune system so they can prevent their kids from getting sick… or at least do their best at preventing it.
So how do we as parents go about boosting our kids immune systems?
Well, I think it’s important to understand that our kids are going to get sick, and when that happens, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re doing a bad job at keeping our kids healthy. Kids naturally have weaker immune systems than adults because adults have had longer to build theirs up.
Now I’m not making excuses or saying not to worry about your kids immune system because they’re going to get sick no matter what you do. I’m not saying anything of the sort. Keeping our kids healthy and working to give them strong immune systems is one of the best things we can do for them. The stronger their immune system is, the more quickly it identifies pathogens and gets to work remedying the situation. Having a strong immune system also leads to an increase in antibody production which allows the body to remember particular pathogens more quickly so it acts quicker the next time you’re exposed to the same thing.
So when it comes to boosting my kids immune systems, I start before they ever get sick feeding them healthy, real food meals, teaching them how to wash their hands so they don’t pick up unwanted germs, keeping my house clean using homemade cleaners to discourage germs from being brought in and spread, and by using herbs and essential oils for prevention as well. I talk more specifically about each of these things in my post – 5 Ways To Naturally Boost Your Child’s Immune System, but enough about me.
Now it’s your turn!