As we approach November and December, we know that keeping your child healthy becomes more and more of a challenge. While some sickness is inevitable, there are some measures you can take to give your child an advantage against all the germs.
In our last blog, we discussed two great strategies to boost your child’s immune system. In this blog, we have a couple more for you!
- Boost sleep time
- Sleep deprivation reduces natural killer cells, weapons that attack microbes and cancer cells. Your toddler needs 12-13 hours of sleep and your preschooler needs about 10. Keep in mind that if your child is in preschool, he or she will need more sleep. If your child will not take naps, put him or her to bed earlier.
- Exercise together
- Exercise boosts the number of killer cells in our bodies, and the best way to build exercise habits in your child is to lead by example. Do not just tell your child to play outside; exercise with him or her. You can hike, skate, toss a ball, ride bikes — the sky’s the limit!
At the Texas Children’s Academy, we do everything we can to keep your child healthy, including thoroughly sanitizing our facility, training hand-washing, and having nap time. We are proud to be Arlington’s very best day care center, offering services for a wide range of ages. We also offer our Watch Me Grow program, which allows you to watch your child within our facility via secure video feed.
Contact our child care facility today to learn more.