10 Tips to pull your kids through winter!
Updated: Dec 16, 2019
Winters are here!!
The temperature is going to dip and it’s going to get chilly ! Personally speaking I don’t much care for the cold weather. My hands would be cold most of the time. Whereas in my husband’s case he loves winter. His hands are always warm. He’s like my hot water bottle.
Well anyways, enough about me, let's talk about the kids! Protecting our kids in winters is essential. The last thing we need is for them to fall sick. We need to keep their immunity strong. Prevent their skin from getting dry. We need to ensure that they are eating the right food. So, I’ve jotted down a few things that would help you to pull your kid through winter season.
Olive oil - The best oil a mother can use for her child during winters is olive oil. It keeps their skin hydrated. So say bye- bye to all the dry patches and dryness. Your kids won’t complain of being itchy at all.
Kachi haldi ka doodh (milk) - You add this to their diet twice a week. It is loaded with antioxidants, it improves their memory, boosts their immune system.
Keep the socks on! More than covering their head with a cap/topi, it’s more important to keep their feet warm. It’s said that ‘thand pairon se chadti hai.’ So, socks on throughout the day. And footwear of course!
‘Beta nahane ke baad hawa nahi lagni chahiye!’ - This is drilled into my head by my mother-in-law. Make sure all doors and windows are shut when you bring your kid out of the bath. It is the easiest way for them to fall sick if the outside breeze hits them after a hot bath.
Jaggery aka gur - It is a must add to your kid’s diet as it is loaded with rich minerals, keeps them warm, makes their immune system strong. One small piece everyday keeps the flu away. If they refuse to eat it as it is maybe you can try adding it to halwa in place of sugar.
Carrot Juice - It is a highly nutritious, non - acidic drink for your kid and can be given from 6 months onwards. Preferably make them drink it in the afternoons.
Dates aka Khajoor is loaded with energy boosting vitamins and minerals that are needed for the proper growth and development of your kid. It boosts their stamina and not to mention gives them a sharp mind.
Bananas & oranges are to be fed in the afternoon. If fed later during the day it might form mucus.
Besan ka halwa - Again another item loaded with antioxidants. Relieves them from cough cold and a runny nose.
Green roti - That’s what I call them. MIL gets the atta kneaded with either palak, bathua or methi. Try to give them green roti as and when possible. It aids in digestion and is obviously loaded with iron and minerals.
There are a lot of other things you can add to their diet like sarson ka saag, dry fruits, chicken/vegetable soup, seasonal fruits to pull them through winter. It’s going to get ‘Thandi!’ Dilli ki sardi! Get ready!!
You got this!