Wednesday 10 November 2021

Ultimate Winter Guide to Strengthening Your Babies Immune System

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As a parent, you of course want your baby to be as healthy as possible. One of the best way's to achieve this is by boosting his or her immune system. With winter coming, you may be concerned about cold and flu season, especially with a baby or small child. Although it is common for babies to catch viruses and get sick, this can happen less frequently, and symptoms can be milder, if you focus on strengthening their body's ability to fight things off. 

Baby multivitamin drops are one of the ways that can help, and there are some other things you can do as well. Keep reading below for advice on keeping your little ones as happy and healthy as possible this winter. 

Your Baby's Immune System

An infant's immune system begins to work immediately after birth. It is built to easily adapts to the environment, and it is constantly changing. However, the immune system does not mature until a little later, often around two or three months of age. The good news is that breast milk provides the infant with antibodies, which helps strengthen immunity during the early stages. 

Your baby's immune system will continue to grow and develop, especially as you introduce her or him to new situations. You may have heard that when baby's first begin going to child care settings or nursery they are always sick. Although 'always' is probably an exaggeration for most babies, it is common that these babies may have more runny noses and coughing that you may start to notice as they mix with lots of other children and adults.

This is because their immune systems are still developing, so they are a bit more prone to catch things. However, these more-frequent bouts of sickness will not last forever, and their immunity will be stronger in the long term because of it. They may also fare better if they take Wellements baby immune booster drops during this time to help give their immune system a boost. 

How to Strengthen your Baby's Immune System

Now that we have explained little bit about how your baby's immune system develops, you are probably wondering what you can do to help strengthen it. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can help.

One is to make sure your baby gets enough vitamin D. This powerhouse is great at helping the body fight off viruses and bacteria. The sun is the best source, but since we are entering the winter season, this is not a viable option for most parents. Fortunately, there are other ways your body can get it.

There are food sources of vitamin D, such as egg yolks, milk, yogurt, and fortified infant cereal, but if your baby is not eating solid foods yet, this is not the answer. Supplementation is a good substitute, and it comes in drop form, so it is easy to add to milk, water, or formula.  

Supporting baby gut health also helps boost immunity, as 70% of your immune system if in your gut. Check out prebiotics and probiotics for babies to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria. 

You may want to consider supplementation of other vitamins, such as B and C, and nutrients. There are also immune system supplements that contain a variety of ingredients to support immunity. Additional things you can do for good immune health is make sure your baby gets lots of sleep, and that the home environment is free of stress.

Do you find your children are more prone to picking up illness and viruses during the winter months? Have you found anything that has helped? Let me know in the comments below. 


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