One of our lovely clients Amanda shares her kids' health stories and how Childlife Essentials Vitamins help them below. Her children are Madison (2 and a half years old) and Paige (6 months old).
"Madison was diagnosed as failure to thrive at 4 months old as well as having severe colic and reflux. She failed to gain enough weight even on formula and with Gaviscon to help the reflux. The Gaviscon had other side effects such as constipation which was then treated with laxatives.
This was very hard on our family to try to deal with all of this as well as try to understand why she was this way. When she started solids all started to go well and she gained some weight but that soon changed when we realised we could not move her from purees to anything with lumps, pips or texture. She was diagnosed with textural adversity syndrome and things became even harder.
As adults we are aware that calcium is vital for our bone and teeth health, but did you know that kids and teenagers need it so much more?
When we are growing, calcium is needed to develop strong bones and teeth that will be with us for the rest of our lives, so it is extremely important for kids and teenagers to receive enough calcium while they are doing the vital job of building their bodies.
By the time we are 18 to 20 years old, our bone mass has developed to its full potential, so the amount of calcium received during our younger years then dictates what our bone health is like when we are older. Calcium doesn’t stop at helping us with bone and teeth development. It is also responsible for the maintenance of our immune system, helping our energy production and hormone release. Pretty amazing, right?
We can all agree that these days our lives are very busy with careers, kids, hobbies and lifestyle in general. Then besides kids’ school, there are numerous activities they attend. The busyness of it all never stops even on the weekends.
Unfortunately, a busy lifestyle can also bring unwanted stress. In this article, we wanted to share tips of before and after school, routine to help ease the load with kids and make everyone’s life just a little bit easier.
A healthy family routine will not just release some unwanted pressure but help with setting great habits for the kids for their future.