Summer is a fertile time for strengthening the immune system. Fresh vitamins are running around. And you can start hardening yourself and hardening children, fortunately, both time and weather allow.
In addition to the obvious ability not to get sick during seasonal flu epidemics, the nervous system of hardened children is strengthened. And this leads to an increase in stress resistance, performance and intelligence, which will not be superfluous for both schoolchildren and preschoolers (taking into account modern loads).
Unique summer time
Summer has one indisputable advantage - all procedures can be carried out outdoors. Actually, hardening includes not only water procedures, but also air baths, sunbathing, active games and sports.
Fight fire with fire
Modern pediatricians advise first of all to start hardening from the weakest point. For example, a child is afraid of drafts. This does not mean at all that it should be sealed in the room. Quite the opposite. Begin to gradually open the vents with him. First for three minutes, then for ten, and so on.
Does your child have a weak throat? Get him used to ice cream. Start with a teaspoon three times a day. Have the child warm the ice cream in his mouth, count to ten, then swallow. Increase portions gradually. Such procedures will appeal to any baby.
Summer allows us to walk a lot. Think of each outdoor walk as a separate hardening procedure. Take a walk every day, even in bad weather. Just dress according to the climatic conditions.
It is very important not to miss the swimming season. Even if the water is still cool to you, start small. First, wet your legs, then go up to your waist, then you can flip about. And gradually increase the residence time in the water.
The same goes for sunbathing. In summer, the sun is very active, so you need to take his caresses with great care, without changing the basic principle of hardening.