COLD and FLU & Stomach Flu Season- How to Prevent it / Temporada De El Resfriado y la Gripe y De la Influenza Estomacal- Cómo Evitar

COLD and FLU & Stomach Flu Season- How to Prevent it / Temporada De El Resfriado y la Gripe y De la Influenza Estomacal- Cómo Evitar

It is the season of colds, flu, and stomach flu ergo it is very important to prevent our little ones from catching such. A few tips, always sanitize your shopping cart with Clorox wipes. If you are attending a birthday at a pizza parlor wipe down the games and rides before your little one touches. Sometimes wiping everything down may become a bit too much so I will try to wash my little ones hands ASAP or wipe them with anti-bacterial wipes soon  after touching items that may be contagious. This is especially important before eating solids and Mami’s be sure to always wash your hands too. Also boosting our little one’s immune system by providing them with enough vitamin C intake. Vitamin C is of course in oranges, orange juice and bananas. It can also be found in strawberries, papayas, guavas, kiwi and broccoli. Though most of these viruses are airborne we can decrease the likelihood of our babies catching any of these bugs. Read more

Healthy Bebé To-Go Snacks / Snacks Saludables Para Bebé

Healthy Bebé To-Go Snacks / Snacks Saludables Para Bebé

 

If it’s packaged and the expiration date is too far away, I always have to think twice about giving it to my daughter to eat. Staying away from sugary and high preservative snacks has been a task. Some of my favorite and my daughter’s favorite have been carrots, celery, and persian cucumbers. They are easy to chop up throw in a snack container or ziplock bag. I usually cut the ends off the persian cucumber and cut it in half, the carrots and celery I cut into strips of about three to four inches long. Not only are these snacks healthy but they have helped with teething discomfort as well. Another snack that my daughter enjoys are Cheerios, Kix and raisins which have helped with her fiber intake.  Yogurt is an at home snack that my daughter really enjoys.  I seriously try to keep it simple and healthy especially on the go. Along with the snacks it is important to carry a sippy cup with water, babies should drink plenty of water as babies are more prone to dehydration. There’s always so much to think about when it comes to our children’s nutrition, right Mami’s? As we expose our little ones to fruits and veggies, have the whole family indulge. We all learn from example, right?!

 

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Snacks Saludables Para Bebé

 

 

Si se trata de snacks empaquetados y la fecha de expiración sea muy lejos, siempre pienso dos veces antes de dárselo a mi hija para comer. Mantenerse alejado de los bocadillos azucarados con muchos conservantes ha sido una ardua tarea. Algunos de mis favoritos snacks y de mi hija han sido las zanahorias, el apio, y pepinos persos. Son fáciles de cortar en mitad y de echar en una bolsa de merienda ziplock o  contenedor. Por lo general corto los extremos del pepino perso y los corto por la mitad, las zanahorias y el apio los corto en tiras de aproximadamente de tres a cuatro pulgadas de largo. No sólo son estos aperitivos saludables, pero han ayudado con molestias de la dentición también. Otro aperitivo que goza mi hija son Cheerios, Kix y las pasas que han contribuido con su consumo de fibra. El yogur es una merienda en casa que a mi hija le gusta mucho. En serio, trato de que sea sencillo y saludable, especialmente cuando vamos en apuros. Junto con los snacks es importante llevar una tacita de agua, los bebés deben beber mucha agua ya que los bebés son más provisos a la deshidratación. Es importante exponer a los más pequeños a las frutas y verduras y mientras lo hacemos; ¿Por qué no complacemos a toda familia? Que los niños aprenden por ejemplo. ¿No?

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