Toddlers are ages when children are actively exploring various things. The Little One is not only happy to learn objects that are at home, but also in the surrounding environment. Some children may be happy to play outdoors such as cycling, running around, and doing other outdoor games with their friends. Because the Little One is playing, Mam may worry about the health condition of the child.
Actually, playing is an important requirement for the Little One, as eating healthy and getting enough sleep. By playing, the child learns to develop imagination, creativity, social ability, and ability to solve problems. No need to fret when the Little One looks so excited to play, Mam. Simply pay attention to nutritional intake, sleep needs, and cleanliness only to maintain children’s health.
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In general, there are some things that commonly cause children to get sick easily, namely:
This can happen to children who have congenital abnormalities from birth, such as allergy sufferers (the immune mechanism in their body is excessive). However, children without inherited disorders can experience a decrease in the immune system.
At the site of the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI), Dr. Muzal Kadim SpA (K) said, the gastrointestinal tract is a stronghold of children’s health. This is because in the digestive tract, there are about 80 percent of cells that produce antibodies. The gastrointestinal tract functions as the leading protection (defense) system to deal with pathogenic microorganisms, and regulates the body’s defense system to be more tolerant of allergens. So, make sure you provide nutritious food to your child as the main step in strengthening your immune system.
A less hygienic environment is a source of viruses and bacteria that often interfere with children’s health. The most common environment for transmitting disease to children under five is school. If there is one friend in the school, the little one is sick, it is likely to spread to other children. This is because the sick child does not understand the protection measures so that the disease does not spread to his friends.
Infection is usually marked by an increase in the child’s body temperature (fever). The causes of infection are generally bacteria and viruses. The little one can suffer from infection, among others, if you experience direct contact with the source of infection (for example, when playing with a friend who is already sick). A study says, children who attend preschool have a risk of infection 1.5-3 times greater than children who live at home.
Maintaining children’s health is very important so that the process of growth and development runs smoothly and optimally. So that your little one is always healthy, can practice various practical tips to maintain the health of the following children:
- Provide nutritious food
Make sure your child gets nutrition according to his developmental needs, Mam. Through healthy eating, the child’s immune system becomes strong to ward off disease. Nutritional elements that are important for growth as well as children’s health are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. The recommended nutritional composition is 50-70 percent carbohydrates, 20-30 percent fat, and 10-15 percent protein.
- Maintain Cleanliness
Apart from food intake, strong immune system can also be obtained by maintaining personal hygiene. Teach your child to understand the importance of this, Mam. The way is to get children to wash their hands every time they will and finish eating, every time they have finished urinating or defecating, bathing twice a day, brushing their teeth morning and night, and washing their feet every time they want to sleep.
- Actively Moving
An active lifestyle is not only important for adults. Children also have a lot of physical activity to strengthen their endurance. So, make sure you give time for your child to actively move at least one hour a day. For example, by letting it run, dance, swing, or play outdoors with friends. If the child is actively moving, the blood flow in the Little’s body will be smooth, he will avoid obesity, and his immune system will be good.
- Do not take a private snack
One of the habits that can make his body’s resistance decline is snacking carelessly. By buying food and beverages that are not guaranteed to be clean, the little one is at risk of being attacked by bacteria.
It’s not easy to ask your little one not to snack, Mam. However, mom still needs to remember the Little One to stop this habit, so he doesn’t get sick easily. Another solution is to always bring your baby to school. This is so that the little one has healthy snacks and more guaranteed cleanliness. Examples of diseases that often suffer from children due to the habit of snacking carelessly are diarrhea.
- Follow the Immunization Schedule
Toddler children have an immunization schedule set by the government. Make sure that the MAM complies with the schedule so that the Little One’s immune system is formed and minimizes the risk of being exposed to immunized diseases. The list of immunizations required by the government to give to each child is hepatitis B, polio, BCG, measles, and DPT.