From mommy’s arms to exploring the outside world; your baby who used to only know that the only place he could play is in your lap or arms, but now, he is a toddler! He is now ready to loosen which he rightfully deserves. It is the stage of his life wherein he touches and tastes almost everything around him. His curiosity among all the things that surrounds him is now broader.
And as your little one explores the world, he should also be ready to face and interact with other people. His folks will no longer be limited to mom, dad, and siblings, but to the whole community. As a parent, it is your responsibility to teach and guide your child on how to be sociable at an early age. He needs your support in his development stage.
Giving kids a #LakingAmazing childhood involves letting them play, explore, and do some crazy things not just inside your house or their playpen but we need to let them play within your garden, backyard, playground and their school. Let them enjoy the sand and play in the rain. Let them discover things from their day-to-day experiences.
Although it is perfectly normal for a mother to be very concerned when it comes to her children’s health and safety, one cannot let her uncertainties get in the way of them having what we like to call a #LakingAmazing childhood!
There are a lot of ways to protect children, and one of the best ways to properly do so is to start from the inside. Yes, we’re talking about giving them proper nutrition.
Get kids to eat healthy
Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals that benefit children in many ways. Aside from improved nutrition, these nutrient-dense foods also build up their immune system, prevent the risk of obesity, and promote healthy bowel patterns. However, most kids today are picky eaters. They constantly ask for sweets, eat fewer vegetables, and request for the same food over and over again.
Here are some tips to help increase their fruit and veggie consumption:
- Make meal times more colorful by mixing green, leafy vegetables with bright-colored ones like carrots and squash.
- You can also portion it in such a way that there are more fruits into the mix for that added sweetness.
- Keep children away from the TV during meal times and always have them eat on the table to limit distractions and promote good eating manners.
- Be a positive role model and eat healthy food together as a family as kids at a young age are still most likely to copy what they see others do.
- Teach kids healthy food choices by bringing them to the grocery and explaining the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables in a manner they will appreciate.
- Involve them in the kitchen and show them how to prepare quick healthy snacks, so they won’t turn to chips and sweets when they get hungry.
Protection for Laking Amazing kids
The ability of children to ward off sickness and disease is also very reliant on the health of their stomach where bacteria thrive. When people think of bacteria, they often think of it negatively. But the truth is, not all bacteria are bad. There are good bacteria and bad bacteria, and whenever there are too much bad bacteria in the tummy, the stomach system is thrown off balance, leaving children weak and vulnerable.
Ensure that your kids are healthy and protected from within at all times with NIDO® 3+. Specially developed by the best of Nestlé Research, NIDO® 3+ is the only milk brand with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, millions and millions of live good bacteria that maintain stomach balance and help strengthen the immune system.
Aside from Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, NIDO® 3+ also contains other essential nutrients such as Prebio® 3, DHA, ALA, LA, Folic Acid, Taurine, and high levels of vitamins A, B3, C, D, E and Zinc to support overall growth and development.
For kids 5 and up, there is NIDO® 5+, enriched with CALCI-N® to help build healthy bones by providing better calcium absorption.
To know more about proper nutrition and protection for kids above 3 years of age, avail of the free consultations with NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+ licensed nutritionists in select groceries and supermarkets nationwide starting February 2016. For more details, visit www.lakingamazing.ph
NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+ are not suitable for infant feeding and are not breastmilk substitutes.
Karina is not your ordinary supermom. She juggles her time bonding with her three amazing kids while being in the loop on the latest happenings in the tech and lifestyle scene. Follow me on Instagram (@digitalfilipina) regularly visit www.digitalfilipina.com for daily dose of updates not just for moms but for everyone!