Tips to Keep Your Kids Cold & Flu Free

Tips to Keep Your Kids Cold & Flu Free

Posted by The Piggyback Rider Team on 18th Jan 2019

Cold and flu season is still in full swing and as parents, we can never do too much to keep our kids safe and healthy. There’s nothing worse than planning an exciting trip to the mountains and suddenly your child is sick. Follow these tips to keep them healthy until the spring!

Wash Your Hands

It’s a tale as old as time, but it’s the best tip we have! Kids are everywhere, and often touching everything on their way. After touching surfaces, touching their nose or mouth can start the cycle. This is the number one way cold and flu viruses are spread. Encourage your child to wash their hands before every meal and after going outside. Tell them to keep their hands away from their face as well.

Get Enough Sleep

While no one likes a sleepy toddler, a sleepy sick toddler is the perfect storm. It’s always important to a get a good night’s rest, but during cold and flu season it is absolutely necessary to stay healthy. Make sure your child is getting to bed at their normal bed time, or even earlier will help their body rest and recuperate after a long day of fighting off bacteria.

Plenty of Liquids

Even when you’re not sick, you should always push liquids to get your child into the habit of staying hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will keep your child’s immune system “awake” and ready to fight off illnesses.

Eat a Balanced Diet

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables is essential to fueling your body with good, wholesome foods that actively fight off colds. We suggest finding ingredients that are high in vitamin A and vitamin D like sweet potatoes, squash and carrots. Don’t ever try to starve a cold. Not getting enough nutrients can cause the cold to prolong itself.

By following these tips, you can ensure a healthy season without any interruptions to your adventures. Here at the Piggyback Rider, we want to help families stay healthy and happy to keep the fun going! Order your child carrier for your next big trip today.