5 Simple Rules From Doctors to Raise a Healthy Child

When a person has a baby, they sometimes lose their mind just a little. And it’s not just about sleepless nights. One of the biggest fears of every mother and father is that there is something wrong with their child. Every breath a child takes is measured by, “I think it’s okay” to “What was that?!” scale. However, a good pediatrician would say that most children grow and develop in an absolutely normal way. And the parents’ job is to stay calm and do a minimum of the most necessary things to raise a healthy person.

We at Babysitti.com have talked to pediatricians and collected 5 of the most important facts about children’s health that all parents should know.

1. Don’t prescribe medications by yourself.

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There is no situation where you can give a child medication without a prescription. Even if a neighbor boy had the same symptoms and these pills helped him and even if their grandmother “knows what is best.” Few people think about the fact that even simple nose drops can cause more harm than good. If the situation is not critical and doesn’t require calling an ambulance, your only option should be to do the safest thing possible.

2. Improve the immune system.

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In order to make sure a child grows in a healthy way and is able to fight off viruses and bacteria, you should create the most comfortable conditions for developing the immune system. In order to do this, you should:

  • Try to keep breastfeeding the child up to at least 6 months;
  • Create comfortable conditions at home (with the temperature no higher than 72оF, humidity — no less than 50%, ventilate the room regularly);
  • Walk outside every day;
  • Don’t neglect physical activity;
  • Make sure the child sleeps well and enough.

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