Summer is the time to prepare the body of a child to the flu season. Because immunity to a truly increased, it is necessary not one week “training”. About the five main rules that will help to strengthen the protective forces of the child’s body, we told our experts: Tatiana Vakulovskaya, pediatrician, Director of the CNR “Center for primary health care №4 Desnyanskiy district of the capital” and Mikhail couric, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of human ecology, head of Department of endoecology human.
RULE 1: UNDRESS THE CHILD ON THE PRINCIPLE OF “CABBAGE”
Since the hardening of the majority of children begins and ends during a holiday by the sea, the body of the child is not really ready to changes in temperature. Mom, fearing hypothermia, carefully insulated kids jacket or sweater when the temperature drops to “terrible” 20 °C. in Fact yesterday was below 30 °C! No, the child’s body these “swings” will not stand! Yes, unprepared for the extremes – it is not survive. But to teach him that enough every 3-4 days (whatever the weather!) to remove the child for one thing — like leaves from the cabbage, or at least replace the thing easier.
For example, a sweater for evening walks — on a t-shirt with long sleeves. But if you already transferred the baby into her evening wear a cool t-shirt with short sleeves.
The fact that the body temperature of children and heart rate (before teen age) than in adults. Because where parents warm, a child hot. In conditions of overheating of the adaptive mechanism of the child is working to the limit, and therefore, even in the summer the child can easily pick up this common sea infection, like rotavirus. This kind of hardening gently teaches the immune system to repel the attacks of viruses. And then when you meet them in the fall and winter she can do it perfectly.
RULE 2: CHILDREN WALK EVEN IN BAD WEATHER
Go with the child for a walk in any weather. Let him walk down the dew and walk barefoot through the puddles no matter what the thermometer shows in summer, in fact, the temperature never drops to values at which it would be possible to freeze.
But, of course, introduce a new rule gradually so you reduce the risk of ache of habit, and time to train in this manner, the adaptive mechanism of the child you have.
Also do not be afraid of walking in the rain without an umbrella: actually the human body is initially “programmed” with the ability to adapt to any conditions. That’s the only modern moms do not provide adaptation mechanism to work. And like any “device” then when it loads, it crashes, and not doing its job. For example, in unusual circumstances, when the autumn bad weather, the child immediately starts to attack the common cold.
RULE 3: DECREASE THE SHOWER TEMPERATURE BY 1 °C EVERY 4-5 DAYS
Start with contrast, where hot water is 34-35 °C, cold — 17-18 °C. after 4-5 days the temperature of the cold water will decrease 1 °C. after a few weeks you should bring it to 8-10 °C.
If a contrast shower was not in the routine of the child at all — start with rubdowns with towels soaked in water with the above temperature. You can start with the dousing of the feet or hands at the shoulder. Babies up to 6 months to arrange, contrast baths, warm filling the bathtub with cold water and alternately dipping the baby in a warm spot, in the cold, on the other end. Morning exercises is carried out not before, but after such a soul. Grind the kids need a towel.
RULE 4: IN THE MORNING, RINSE A CHILD’S NOSE WITH SALINE
This will enhance local immunity on the mucous membranes of the nose to the meeting with SARS (to fall), which are the gateways for infections. And in the summer to meet the respiratory virus child can also.
Washing out the pathogens and their waste products, we will unload the immune system to fight them — after all, there are germs on the mucous membranes of any person, just our immune system to the first force majeure in the form of hypothermia inhibits their growth.
The solution can be buy in the drugstore, but you can prepare yourself — 1 tsp salt (preferably sea) to a glass of warm water.
Rinse is necessary because: when the right nostril is looking up over the sink, slowly pour the 5 ml of solution with a syringe without needle or a mini-pear. Water should flow from the left. Then repeat through the left nostril, turning the head to the other side.
Crumbs instill 2-3 drops of the solution into each nostril or wipe them with a cotton swab dipped in saline solution.
RULE 5: SPEND A WEEKEND BY THE SEA, RIVER OR LAKE
Today’s children live in conditions of oversaturation of the air a positive charge — because of the almost round-the-clock presence in the electromagnetic field from household appliances: Wi-Fi system, mobile phone, laptop. And because healthy human cells have a negative charge. If the work cell is difficult, affects all organs and systems of the child without exception and, in particular, is immune. Because every weekend (preferably daily) spend on the coast: the water has a negative charge, as well as the air and earth around her. Even if you go into the forest without a reservoir, barefoot walk is good.