It can’t be.
Just a week after your little one’s last spell, it’s starting all over again:
More sobbing (you this time).
If sickness is a familiar scenario for your child, you’re not alone. Immune systems take time to mature, and the continual exposure to and domination of nasty viruses and bacteria aid in that growth.
But not all bacteria is bad.
In fact, good bacteria number in the trillions throughout your digestive tract and other parts of your body (about 70% of your immune system lives happily in your gut). These bacteria, called probiotics, defend your little one’s body to the last microbe.
Why Child-Friendly Probiotics are Beneficial for Kids
Whether you’re a full-time mom or working outside of the home, it’s impossible to shield your children from every malady. Those bugs will come, and no swatter can smack ‘em down.
But you can stay proactive, and probiotics can do that job for you. Child-friendly probiotics can be added to any kid’s diet in the form of food or supplementation.
Children’s best defense against any illness lies in their immune system. Probiotics can add that extra “boost” to their immune system to ward off bad bacteria.
Strong nutrients like Vitamin C and calcium are also beneficial to your child’s growth. By ingesting probiotics, your child’s digestion may increase efficiency, providing additional nutrients for your little one’s muscles and bones.
Gut Shot: Probiotics Hit Illness where it Counts
Children can experience a range of minor health problems.
Though scientists are still discovering how probiotics benefit the human body, there’s a few illnesses that probiotics are especially good at fighting:
- Lactose Intolerance
- Intestinal problems
Supplementing Your Child’s Health
Natural, child-friendly probiotics found in foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, and cheese are great for everyday ingestion. But many require additional probiotics for optimum levels, which is where supplements come in.
Check with your pediatrician to determine what types and amounts of probiotics are best for your child.