Physical Healthis precious, and it’s something nearly every parent thinks about—and even worries about--from the time they learn they are expecting a baby. Taking care of your child’s physical health is made up of many factors, which include providing good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle to build your child’s immune system to fight off disease and stay healthy. With regular check-ups, creating a healthy home environment, and making efforts to prevent the spread of illness, you can help protect your child’s physical health.
Children in daycare have more exposure to a wider variety of germs than those who aren’t—and get sick more often. You can fight this issue by starting at home: Make sure family members are getting plenty of rest and eating nutritious food. Make a habit of hand-washing when you enter your home or before cooking or eating, and remind family members to do the same. Remember to wash your child’s hands when you get home from daycare and before she plays with siblings.
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