Hi and welcome! We are happy you are here. As parents here at Wink, we have felt the stress and worry about our kids getting sick. Trust us when we say, we have been there. If you have googled and searched countless times “how can I keep my kids healthy?” you are in the right place. We have compiled our top 5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy. This applies to “sick season” and every other season of the year. Hand in hand with our (medical team? Nurse team?) We created this guide with parents and kids in mind. We guarantee by following these tips you will have less sickness in your house. Let's dive in.
1. Wash your hands…A LOT.
This simple everyday task might seem redundant but it truly plays a key role in your health and the health of your kids. Teaching your kids about the importance of hand-washing and other hygiene practices to help prevent the spread of germs is KEY. Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Make it a habit to wash your hands every time you come home and before you do anything else. Washing our hands before eating, cooking, touching toys and highchairs is important to stop the spreading of germs. We realize, more often than not, you cannot control what your kids are touching when they are out of the house. Combat that with frequent hand washing to stop the spread of germs right away before doing anything else.
2. Sanitize and clean high touch surfaces.
While going about your busy life you might not notice just how many times you or your family members are touching those high touch surfaces in your home. Some examples of high touch surfaces are light switches, doorknobs, remotes, phones, fridge and freezer handles to name a few. Any surface that your family comes into contact with multiple times a day is considered a high touch surface. Doing your best to consistently sanitize those surfaces will help keep your home fresh from germs.
3. Drink lots of water.
Consuming water might seem like a simple tip but it can be very helpful in keeping your little ones healthy. Water is a natural energy booster, helping kids to stay alert and focused throughout the day. Send a water bottle with them to school and be sure they have access to one. Additionally, water can help to boost the immune system and reduce the risk of getting sick. Drinking water helps to keep kids hydrated, which is important for their physical and mental health and well-being. It also helps to flush out toxins from the body, improving the function of vital organs like the kidney and liver. Lastly, water can help to prevent constipation and improve digestion.
4. Focus on nutrition.
Nutrition is important for kids because it helps them develop healthy eating habits that they can carry into adulthood. Proper nutrition helps kids to grow, develop, and stay healthy. Eating a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains gives kids the energy they need to stay active and reach their full potential. Eating a variety of nutritious foods can help prevent illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity in kids. Good nutrition also helps kids to concentrate in school and perform better academically. As a result, eating nutritious foods can help kids have strong bones and teeth, healthy skin, hair, and nails, and a strong immune system. Watch for nutrition gaps in your kids' diet and find a good multivitamin to add to their diet. Wink offers an amazing Kids Daily Multivitamin. Each sugar-free gummy tastes yummy (picky-eater approved!) and provides their body with key vitamins and minerals they may be otherwise lacking in their diet. Our ingredients are hand-picked and intentional for their health. The 14 vitamins and minerals included in our Complete Multivitamin are focused on the essentials. Each form we’ve chosen is highly absorbable and bioavailable to be used by their bodies as soon as possible.
5. Make sleep a priority.
Getting enough sleep helps children build their immunity and stay healthy. Sleep makes it easier for kids to stay alert and engaged during the day. It helps them stay focused on tasks and learn at school. Sleep also helps kids maintain a healthy weight and regulate their appetite and metabolism. It allows their bodies to repair and heal. Quality sleep helps kids manage stress and emotions. It helps them to stay calm and manage their feelings. Sleep is important for overall growth and development in childhood. It helps kids to reach their physical, mental, and emotional milestones. Try to keep a consistent sleep schedule. Need a little help with sleep? Check out our Sleep Guide and various Sleep Products.
Pro Tip: Use immune boosting products.
Wink Well Immune + Cough Support Syrup was made with the entire family in mind. Zinc and Elderberry combine to form the ultimate immune system support while Ivy Leaf Extract aides in productive cough support*. This combo bolsters your immune system while also providing needed cough support.* Take it daily to boost your immune system during cold and flu season. Take it especially when you feel that cough coming on! It’s safe and recommended for the whole family which means you just need to reach for one bottle!
Boost + Vitamin C. It's refreshing, delicious, and it boosts your immune system with optimum hydration, and essential vitamins and minerals your body needs! It contains 1500 mg of vitamin C along with vitamin D and magnesium. Magnesium is an electrolyte that promotes hydration; muscle and nerve health. With NO added sugar and a delicious taste this drink is easily something you will want to take everyday. Sugary sodas and drinks are a thing of the past. Replace them with this delicious immune-supporting blend that contains powerful antioxidants, minerals & potent botanical ingredients that are actually good for you.
Pre & Pro Biotics. Taking care of your gut biome is critical to your overall health and wellness. Your immune system, gastrointestinal tract, and even your energy levels and sleep cycles are regulated by how healthy your gut is. This small melt can be broken in half to accommodate small children and has a yummy taste that will help them love taking it. Our natural formula is conveniently dosed in a dissolvable daily melt with both Pre & Pro Biotic strains proven to help you. This tasty huckleberry biotic blend is good to use for the entire family too, from infants to adults.
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