So as you all know we are currently in flu season, this is the time a lot of people are getting sick, but this season has been really bad. There has been many deaths due to the flu, which can be so scary especially for all the moms out there,I’m with you there. As a mom, I’m doing all that I can to not only keep myself healthy but most importantly to keep my daughter healthy. I can’t even imagine how babies or young children can get really sick and they don’t have the strongest immune systems. So, I want to share with you my tips to keep myself and my daughter healthy this flu season.
Let’s start with baby.
1.Feed baby the healthiest of foods
What I mean by this is that in our household, we currently have changed our eating habits and are eating a lot cleaner foods and eliminating and limiting processed foods, that includes what my daughter eats as well. She eats a lot of fruits, and ground chicken or ground turkey with veggies, she rarely eats junk food like hardly ever and she only drinks milk and water. This way she’s getting all the nutrients she needs to keep her body strong and to help fight off sickness.
This has been huge to keep Mila healthy and preventing her from getting sick. I’ve been giving her probiotics daily which has helped so much. I give her Mommy’s Bliss Probiotic packets, I put it in her sippy cup with milk and it doesn’t have a taste so she will never know. She also like the Lifeway Probugs Organic bites, they are dried kefir yogurt bites , it’s another great option to give your baby probiotics and Mila loves them so much. Probiotics are a must have to keep baby healthy this season.
3. Hand Sanitizer
Some moms may use lots of hand sanitizer no matter the season however I’ve been really on top of it to make sure we don’t get sick, I’m always using sanitizer when I’m at work, I even have sanitizer in my purse, car and diaper bag to make sure we are never without it.
4.Limit outside time
By outside time I mean try staying home more. I typically take Milk out all the time, running errands and going to the mall to get out of the house. As of late, I’ve been doing all I can to keep her in the house as much as I can. I do have a full time job so I do take her to daycare but other than that she is home a lot. I know it can be so tough especially if you have a high energy toddler that needs to get out trust me I get it. By staying home more, you have less exposure to germs and all the sickness going around, and you won’t have to worry about your toddler touching something others have been touching or putting something in her mouth.
Now for Moms. (You don’t have to be a mom to use these tips)
1.Stay Healthy and Eat Clean
Try eliminating process foods and eat lots of fruits, veggies, and lean meats. Also, eliminate or limit junk food intake. I know it’s so tempting but it will do your body wonders and keep you healthy.
2.Drink Green Juice or Smoothies
Green juices are a great way to get your daily intake of greens, you need all the nutrients you can get to keep your immune system and body strong.You can mix it up by adding different fruits and veggies to your juice and smoothie to get so many great benefits to keep you healthy.
It may not be the tastiest thing ever but it sure is effective at getting rid of bacteria and keep your immune system strong to fight off viruses, even if you are currently sick, try eating or drinking lots of ginger and it will help it go away quicker. Already this month I’ve fought off sickness twice and I have ginger to thank for that. I’ve tried drinking ginger shots or adding lots of ginger to my green juices and it does get pretty spicy but it helps to fight off any sickness so well that it’s worth it.
4.Drink lots of water
Water is the answer for almost anything. Water will not only keep you hydrated but it helps to keep you healthy and to keep your body running as it should to help fight off bacteria. Plus, water helps flush out any bacteria in your system to help prevent from getting sick.
5.Tea Tree Oil
I swear by Tea Tree oil as it’s an antibacterial and when applied topically on the body it seeps into your skin quickly to help get rid of any bacteria and to help you fight off any sickness. Last month I fought off sickness 4 times, yes that’s a lot of sickness but I fought it off by putting tea tree oil on my neck, behind my ears, on my chest and the bottoms and my feet 2-3 times a day as soon as I felt like getting sick and let me tell you within a day or 2 I felt 100% better. I’m now a firm believer in essential oils and I love how natural it is for your body too. I no longer take OTC medicine as its just tons of chemicals that hide your symptoms but don’t actually get rid of sickness.
I hope these tips are helpful if you are looking for ways to prevent you and your child from getting sick this flu season. Honestly, do all that you can as this season has been pretty scary. These tips really help my daughter and myself from getting sick,I’m not a professional but these tips are what we use to prevent from getting any sickness. Let me know in the comments if you have any tips as I would love to know. Also, let me know if you try any of my tips and how they work out for you. Thank you so much for reading this post and I’ll talk to you soon!