Five Tips to Raising Healthy Children

Five Tips to Raising Healthy Children

All any parent wants is the best for their little ones – for them to be happy and healthy.

Raising these small humans is a full-time job, and many parents are juggling it with actual full-time jobs!

The trouble is most of the time our kids don’t know what’s best for them. They haven’t yet learned how to make good choices – that’s why we’re there to teach them. But it can be a challenge when there are so many distractions and enticements in their environments.

Never fear – here are just 5 things you can do to improve the health and happiness of your kids.

     1. Have Healthy Food to Hand
If your kids only have access to junk food, then that’s all they’re going to eat.

But a well-stocked fridge with nutritious snacks will only encourage them to tuck in to hearty, healthy foods.

Make sure that when your little ones do choose to snack on a piece of fruit, you praise this choice. Positive reinforcement works wonders!

     2. Limit Screen Time
Kids, like grown-ups, are spending more and more time on their devices, it’s just an unfortunate side effect of the evolution of technology.

We’ve all enabled it at one time or another – handing them the iPad is a quick and easy to keep them occupied while you get your own tasks done, or take that much deserved break!

However, studies show that children who spend more time in front of screens have lower levels of psychological wellbeing.

Help boost their happiness levels by encouraging them to spend a little more time enjoying some outdoor play

     3. Look After Their Teeth
It’s really important that you find a good dentist for your kids – after all, you wouldn’t put off getting them registered at with a doctor!

You need to find a dental practice that will make visits a pleasant – or at least bearable –experience for them.

There’s a chance that your youngsters could need braces down the road, so they’ll need to get used to frequent dental visits. If this turns out to be the case, then consider clear braces like those by Portman Clear Brace Group. Clear braces will straighten their smile without contributing to their self-consciousness.

     4. Protect Them from the Sun
Everyone loves a sunny day, and it’s easier to get your kids out and about when it’s not raining.

However, particularly in the summer months, you need to make sure that you protect their skin.

On those hot days, put some sunscreen on and pop them in a hat. It might be a challenge keeping the latter on their head, but they’ll look adorable for all of five minutes!

     5. Involve Them in the Chores
Getting your kids involved in household tasks is a great way to promote valuable and necessary life skills.

Children who help out around the house are shown to be more competent when they grow up, and the older they get, the more they’ll be able to do, which will help you out as well!

What are you doing help your kids live healthy lives? Share your tips in the comments below!

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Size Weight Height
Newborn (NB) 5-8 Ibs. / 2.3-3.6 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
0-3M 6-12 Ibs. / 3.6-5.4 kg 21-24 in. / 53.3-61 cm
0-6M Up to 16 Ibs. / Up to 7.3 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
3-6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-26 in. / 61-66 cm
3-9M 12-20 Ibs. / 5.4-9.1 kg 24-28 in. / 61-71.1 cm
6-9M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 26-28 in. / 66-71.1 cm
12M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 28-30 in. / 71.1-76.2 cm
18M 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 30-32 in. / 76.2-81.3 cm
24M / 2T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 32-34 in. / 81.3-86.4 cm
3T 32-35 Ibs. / 14.5-15.9 kg 34-38 in. / 86.4-96.5 cm
4T 35-39 lbs. / 15.9-17.7 kg 38-40 in. / 96.5-101.6 cm
5T 39-43 lbs. / 17.7-19.5 kg 40-44 in. / 101.6-111.8 cm

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Size Weight Height
6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-27 in. / 61-68.6 cm
12M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 27-30 in. / 68.6-76.2 cm
18M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 30-33 in. / 76.2-83.8 cm
24M / 2T 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 33-35 in. / 83.8-88.9 cm
3T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 35-39 in. / 88.9-99.1 cm
4T 32-36 Ibs. / 14.5-16.3 kg 39-42 in. / 99.1-106.7 cm
5T 36-42 Ibs. / 16.3-19.1 kg 42-44 in. / 106.7-111.8 cm


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17-19 inches
39-41 inches
19-20 inches
41-45 inches
20-22 inches
45-46 inches
22-23 inches
47-50 inches
23-24 inches
50-54 inches
24-25 inches
54-58 inches
25-27 inches
58-62 inches
27-28 inches
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5 19-20 inches 41-45 inches
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10/12 23-25 inches 52-58 inches
14 25-27 inches 58-61 inches
16 27-29 inches 61-63 inches