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Building the foundations of immune health

Building the foundations of immune health
As parents, it’s important that our children have strong immune systems to help them fight off infections. But, how can we ensure that our children have the best possible start to good health?

The key to good health for our children begins with building a strong immune system during the early years. Here are some key tips to help you get started.

Sleep is essential for a healthy immune system. Make sure your child gets plenty of restful sleep, as this helps the body to repair and replenish itself.

Exercise and activity are also important for helping to build strong immune systems. Aim to get your child active for at least an hour a day, and this will also help to reduce stress.

A healthy diet is also important for supporting your child’s immune system. Make sure your child is eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats. Avoid processed and sugary snacks, as these can weaken the immune system.

Gut health is also linked to immune health. Make sure your child is eating a varied diet that includes prebiotics and probiotics, such as live yoghurt, kefir, miso and sauerkraut. Probiotic supplements can also be beneficial as some of these foods can be difficult for picky eaters! We recommend Baba West Multibiotic, a clever combination of important vitamins, minerals and friendly microflora with a delicious berry taste. Baba West Kidskalm is another great option, containing the worlds most researched strain of friendly bacteria!

These simple steps will help to give your child the best possible start in life. By building the foundations of immune health early on, you can help to ensure that your child has a strong and healthy immune system for years to come.