How to Keep Your Kids Healthy this Flu Season

As flu season is steadily approaching, many parents are particularly concerned about the wellbeing of their children. Kids, in particular, are quite vulnerable to flu because their immune system can get weaker as we face often drastic weather changes from summer to the fall. If you live in a big city, exposure to flu contaminants and other people can even further increase the risk.

If you are looking for the best way to protect your kids, read on to find out more about how you can keep your kids as healthy as possible during the flue season!

Prompt them to wash their hands.

Hygiene is the most important step to fight the flu or other illnesses. Encourage your children to wash their hands as often as they can throughout the day, particularly if they have been on public transportation or while at school.

Eat plenty of fruit and veggies.

Good nutrition and a balanced diet will help fortify the immune system and prevent the flu. Get your kids to eat plenty of fruits, particularly anything with plenty of vitamin C, such as grapefruit or oranges! Bananas, which are rich in potassium and fiber, will also offer a lot of beneficial nutrients!

Get your kids vaccinated

If possible, get your child vaccinated for this season’s flu. This will give your child the immune boost needed to help fight off the disease. Flu shots are a yearly habit for many people, and they’re a safe way to get rid of seasonal bugs.

Watch that cough!

A single cough could release thousands of bacteria and germs in the air, some of which might be able to spread the flu to people nearby. Always make sure you teach your child about proper cough etiquette, and tell them to keep a certain distance from people who seem to be coughing or ill.

Follow these tips and good luck navigating Flu Season!

Laurie has 20 years of experience in Pediatric nursing. Currently she is an ER travel nurse and loves it. A proud mother of a 19 year old daughter who is approaching her second year at the University of Arkansas. She loves to travel, spend time with her daughter, and friends. Hobbies include snorkeling, fishing, and promoting the safety of children!