Your Child’s First Steps to A Balanced Immune System

Published: 17:35 PM, November 28, 2022

Studies show that at two years of age, a child’s immune system is underdeveloped and only fully matures when they reach 7-8 years. Because of this, it’s important for parents to start taking care of their child’s immunity early on in life. Here are a few ways you can help the development of your child’s immune system:

Ensure routine checkups with their pediatrician and vaccines are up to date.
Seeing their pediatrician regularly allows you to assess if your child has any underlying growth or development issues that might affect their immunity. Knowing these can actually help you.

Vaccination is also essential to assuring that your child’s immunity develops properly. We suggest working with their pediatrician to plan a proper schedule for them.

Maintain proper home management.
It sounds surprising, but home management plays an important role in your child’s immunity. Things like getting air and water filters changed on time or doing the laundry regularly goes a long way in providing your child with a clean and stress-free environment.

Observe good hygiene.
Protecting your child from exposure to bacteria and viruses while their immune system is still developing will definitely help. When going outside with them, always encourage them to clean their hands regularly.

Keep them active.
Physical exercise may result in fewer infections among children, which is important in ensuring that their immune system develops properly.

Give them immunity-reinforcing food.
While they’re still young, it pays to be watchful with their diet. Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and red bell peppers provide the right vitamins and antioxidants to support immune system health. For sweeter treats, try blueberries, oranges, and kiwis.

Supplement their diet with a natural immunomodulator
A natural immunomodulator like CM-Glucan can help balance your child’s immune system. It allows the immune system to produce more antibodies than Vitamin C.


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