Children's Health

Summertime Health and Happiness Tips for Kids (secret: just add water)

Summer is absolutely upon us again. I know this because I don’t get any blogs written, we’ve used up most of our frequent flyer miles, our swimsuits smell vaguely of mildew and my baby’s got a farmer’s tan (if you think Daddy’s happy about this, think again - and check out our blog on sunburns and suntans). I don’t know when the official solstice is, but we might as well name the beginning of the seasons based on the school calendar anyway, right?

It’s time for us all to refresh our memories on how to keep our kids healthy and hydrated amidst all the travel, high temperatures, and variations in routine. Summer can be a super-healthy time, full of outdoor play and refreshed minds -- given the appropriate precautions...Here are some of my favorites:

 

1. Summer Nutrition:

Scalp and Hair Health for your Child

My assistant extraordinaire Maddie never stops finding great mama tips -- even as she’s getting her hair cut. This week, she was talking to Charlotte, at Maison d'Etoile, about how kids can have healthy hair and scalp. Here are her notes:

Does your little one have a scaly scalp or sores?  This can be helped by taking extra time rinsing your child's hair.  Making sure all of the soap is out.  Taking a break from shampooing.  If you wash your child's hair every day or every other, try every three or four days.  During a bath or shower have their hair rinsed.

10 Great Immune-Builders

Well, it’s Spring, and for a nice change of pace, nothing seems to be ‘going around’ these days among school or neighborhood friends. Everyone’s healthy and enjoying our newfound flowers and gorgeous 75 degree weather (to my friends and readers in colder parts, I apologize for my insensitivity and promise, it’s coming...) Still, when seasons transition is always a good time to boost immunity, so that our children’s little bodies are ready for the weather and dietary changes that naturally come with the shift. Here are my favorite immune boosting tips, to be used during any time of travel, climate change, or when something seems to be ‘going around’, in hopes that we can all look forward to a happy and healthy Springtime.
 

1. Wash hands, and wash hands again

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