Vitamins are very important for children from weaning age like 6 months to 5 years. Due to less breastfeeding or formula milk, all nutrients are not found in the daily diet. So the very little quantity of vitamin drops is required. This article contains all about vitamins.
Most breastfed babies or formula milk fed babies need to begin with vitamin D, A and C from six months old to five years age. These vitamin drops are the safeguard or health suppliers when child’s diet is insufficient in vitamins. You should continue these doses of vitamins till your child starts a proper diet with fruits, vegetables and other food varieties in sufficient quantity. Vitamin D is easily available in sunlight; if your child spent at least half an hour in sunlight he will get sufficient amount of vitamin D fro his skin. But be careful about sunburn, use good quality sunscreen lotions to avoid sunburn problem.
Vitamin D also found in milk, fortified breakfast cereals, meat, oily fish and fortified margarine in baby food.
Dark skin babies of Asian, African, Afro- the Caribbean and the idle Eastern origin and others, are more likely to have low Vitamin D stores than white babies.
Mothers with low vitamin D stores are; darkly pigmented skin, who spend less time in outdoors, those who cover their skin when outside and those living in the dark areas with less sunlight.
Vitamin drops are available at minimal cost or free to those on income support or a job seeker’s Allowance in the UK.
Take more information from your Doctor or Health visitors from the UK.
Calcium is one of the many minerals that you need to be healthy. Calcium is very important to ensure strong, healthy bones and teeth. It also helps muscles and nerves to work properly. In addition, calcium may help you to manage your weight and blood pressure, and play a role in preventing colon cancer. Vitamin D helps you to absorb and use calcium and has other health benefits.
In this article, we will discuss which baby foodshould avoid for children. When your child completed almost the first year of age then you can start this solid food which has proper amount of fats, sugar and salt.
Kids under two years want more energy for their activities, therefore, they required full fatsin their diet. So you can provide full-fat foods like full-fat milk, yoghurt, cheese, oily fish and ham.
Foods such as chips, biscuits, crisps and popular high fat food, cakes etc should not give daily. But sometimes you can offer it like once in the week as a feast!! But try to develop the healthy habit to your child. If your child starts that food then it is difficult to give healthy food to him.
Child’s taste buds are not formed as the adults’ so when they are young they put each and every item in their eager mouths only so they could get the taste of it. That time they don’t know about any nutritional facts about healthy food.
At this time your lifestyle should have healthy and nutritious food so you can develop the same habit to your child also.
If your child is not hungry then do not feed him forcefully otherwise his digestive system, giving him cramps in his stomach.
Fast food contains excess oil and hydrogenated fats which are harmful to your child’s growth and development.
Sugar: Children under age two mostly enjoys in sweets like cakes, biscuits, chocolates and sweet drinks.A small amount of sugar in the meal is not more harmful to the child but when they frequently eat sweet food and drinks it will cause tooth decay.
So try to avoid more sugary sweets, drinks and artificial sweeteners. This will reduce the amount of sugar intake.
Do not give sweets or sweet drinks daily; give on alternate days after the meal. And avoid sweets as a reward.
Fruits and vegetables also contain sugar but it is not harmful to your child. but sugary drinks of fruits may cause tooth decay if the child consumes it frequently.
Give your child breakfast cereals and not the sugar coated cereals.