Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cooler Weather-Keeping Your Family Healthy
As we push further into the cooler seasons, it's important that we really pay attention to our family's health.  Cooler temperatures seem to bring on more sickness, which is something we all try our best to avoid.  With young children it's important to talk with your pediatrician about what you can do to keep them healthy.  It's recommended that adults get their flu shot, and most pediatricians will also recommend children 6 months and older to get one as well.  Here are some tips to help keep you and your family safe and healthy during the winter months:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain a healthy diet (it's hard with all those holidays around the corner!)
  • Take your vitamins (talk to your pediatrician about what kinds your kids can take)
  • Stay well rested
  • Drink lots of water
  • Use a humidifier
  • Wear layers
    • Remember it's important to keep your little one warm at night, but that doesn't mean bundling them up with heavy layers or blankets.  Try adding flannel sheets or a bodysuit under their sleep sack instead.  When outdoors, make sure their head, feet, and hands are covered.