When the new year at school starts students have the feeling of excitement as well as are stressed to some extent. Below are some health tips for back-to-school of your children:
Parents should ensure their children are vaccinated and also have a good ear to the changes in recommendations like instead of age 16 the HPV vaccine is now suggested for 11-year-old. More to this, a single dose now will cover measles-mumps-rubella with chickenpox. Even the D-TaP shot, which is for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, which is given to children 6 years and below can also be given to new students too.
Good sleep is important part of life for well-being and ability to learn. Health experts suggest students to have a healthy sleep habits before the school starts. A good bedtime routine needs to be established to get good rest at night. Try to make the children skip caffeine after dinner and also help them to get regular exercise.
Healthy eating habit is most important for the children. A variety of healthy snacks should be at hand so that the younger ones can make choices.
Back to school can be exciting as well as stressful. Ensure them that their feelings will be normal in a new year at school. Talk to them about what is bothering and try to get them comfortable.
Regular dental exams are required and make a habit to the children to brush teeth, gums and tongue two times a day. This will reduce the infection risk.