The child’s immune system is not yet strong, which is why a child in the kindergarten may catch a cold while others may catch a cold. It is estimated that the number of colds in children is 6-10 times a year. With the growth of age, children’s immune function gradually matures, and the antibody concentration of immune serum in children over 3 years old is close to that of adults; After 8 years old, the resistance of the whole immune system is equal to that of adults.
1. Drink plenty of water
Drinking more water can keep the mucous membrane moist and become an important defense against bacteria. Children under 80 pounds (about 36 kg) should drink 250 cc of water per 10 pounds (that is, children weighing 18 kg should drink 1000 cc of water per day).
In order to ensure health, children should understand the importance of drinking water as much as possible. When you go to school or go out, let your child carry a kettle on his back and put a bottle of water on the car at any time. It is stipulated that everyone should drink water at dinner time, making drinking water a good habit. You will also find another advantage of water: even if you accidentally knock it over, you won’t dirty your clothes.
Second, don’t be too clean
The immune system can form an immune memory of infectious pathogens. If you encounter them again, you can quickly eliminate them. If your home is too clean, your child will not have the opportunity to produce antibodies through infection, and their resistance will weaken, which may lead to allergy and autoimmune imbalance.
The World Health Organization (who) has warned that antibacterial cleaning products will make the problem of microbial resistance more serious; The American Medical Association also calls on the public to avoid the use of cleaning products containing antibacterial ingredients, because these products may be the source of drug-resistant microorganisms, as long as the use of ordinary soap and water can achieve the cleaning effect.
3. Teach children to wash their hands
Although it’s too antibacterial and clean, it’s not conducive to health, but it’s still necessary to cultivate children’s basic health habits, especially to wash their hands clean after going to the toilet, which can prevent diarrhea or urinary tract infection and other diseases.
Get enough sleep
Poor sleep can reduce the number of T cells in the body responsible for dealing with viruses and tumors, and increase the risk of illness. Experts suggest that growing children need 8-10 hours of sleep a day. If your child doesn’t sleep enough at night, let him take a nap during the day.