Kids Winter Wellness – 3 Ways to Support Their Health all Winter Long

Child Playing in Snow
Sledding, skating, sleepovers! There’s plenty of fun to be had in winter for kids – but the snowy season also presents challenges for staying healthy. Energy levels tend to be lower; light is scarce and common viruses run rampant – especially in classrooms and among groups of children!

Many factors shape children’s everyday wellbeing, but three key ones that build the foundation of their overall health include: a robust immune system, healthy digestion, and restorative rest. 

Helping to support this foundation throughout the winter months can help build kids’ resiliency, support their development and boost their energy levels!

Daily immune protection 

Everyday habits really help to define kids’ overall health. Eating plenty of whole foods, moving their bodies and resting are all fundamental – but you can help to keep them healthy with herbs! 

Balance is key with immune health, and there are kid-safe adaptogens that specifically increase kids’ general resistance by adapting their function to what their immune systems need to regulate back to a balanced and strong state!  

While they promote whole-body health, the adaptogens astragalus and codonopsis – both of which are safe and highly effective for children – are specifically supportive of their immune systems! 

  • Astragalus – boosts immunity by strengthening both innate and adaptive immunity for a robust defensive system.  
  • Codonopsis – is immune-restorative, supports the body from fatigue, and defends against frequent infection.  

 

Deep Immune® Kids  has been a reliable children’s immune defense for Canadian families for over 20 years and is the winner of the prestigious Alive Gold Retailer & Consumer choice Award.  

There’s also Deep Immune® Kids Honey & Berry – an alcohol-free version of our Deep Immune® Kids, with berry juice and honey – offering a touch of sweetness to help the medicine go down.   

For the most effective support, doses should be taken twice daily – ideally in a little water on an empty stomach. Dosages for different ages as follows:  

  • Children (2-4 years): 0.75-1 ml (scant ¼ teaspoon)  
  • Children (5-9 years): 1-1.5 ml (1/4 teaspoon)  
  • Adolescents (10-14 years): 2-3 ml (1/2 teaspoon)  
  • Adults & adolescents (15 & over): 4.5-6 ml (1 teaspoon)  

Both Deep Immune® Kids and Deep Immune® Kids Honey & Berry can be taken daily throughout cold & flu season. 

Vitamin D in the winter!  

Vitamin D is an essential immune health nutrient and just like adults, kids need Vitamin D everyday. Because of limited unlight in the Canadian winter – it is an essential supplement! 

Our NEW Vitamin D3 Kids helps to prevent deficiency and supports the development and maintenance of bones and teeth.   

Vitamin D3-for-All and Vitamin D3 Kids helps to round out a healthy diet to ensure your body is getting what it needs to be healthy – and stay that way! 

Read more: All About Vitamin D (And Why You Should Supplement)! 

Soothe Restlessness – and upset bellies!  

While kids are sleeping – their bodies perform essential functions, and according to the Sleep Foundation: “Sleep plays a crucial role in the development of young minds. In addition to having a direct effect on happiness, research shows that sleep impacts alertness and attention, cognitive performance, mood, resiliency, vocabulary acquisition, and learning and memory.” 

Sticking to a bedtime routine with lots of “winding-down” activities is helpful for getting kids to bed for a solid sleep. Cutting out screens and stimulating foods and activities helps and a warm bath or cuddling up with a book helps too.  

In “hibernation season”, it seems kids more sleep than ever, but restlessness and upset bellies can keep them up past their bedtime. TiliaCalm® Kids is a calmative, natural herbal sleep-aid that’s safe for children. 

Featuring linden, traditionally used to help relieve nervousness and restlessness, this gentle 4-herb formula soothes kids’ energy and mild digestive disturbances including gas and bloating – keeping their digestion calm and efficient.  

Spring will come – it always does! But your kids can enjoy winter while it’s here, feeling healthy, happy, resilient and rested.

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