Dr. Kim’s Favorite Must-Have Summer Products For Kids

Dr. Kim DelMage, our pediatric and prenatal specialist, shares her summer must-have products for kids!

1. Blue Lizard Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

2. All Terrain Kids Herbal Armor Natural DEET-FREE Insect Repellent

3. Suave Kids 2-in-1 Swim & Sport Flippin’ Citrus Squirt Shampoo & Conditioner

4. Fairy Tales Sun & Swim Coco Cabana After-Sun Hair Detangling Spray for Kids

5. Honeyskin Natural & Organic Aloe Vera Gel – Body & Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin

What’s In My Bag?

A mom always needs to be prepared for anything. My summer bag is always stocked with the essentials listed previously plus a few extras easily found at the dollar store…

  • Baby Powder – Sprinkle it on everyone’s feet after the beach and wet sand will rub right off so sandals go on without whining, less sand in the car, also works on hands for sand-free beach snacking
  • Baby Wipes – Sticky hands, dirty sunglasses, sunblock in the eyes, travel size packs of baby wipes have you covered
  • Roll of Plastic Bags – Wet bathing suits, car sick kids, endless snack wrappers, you name it, those little rolls of bags are not just for picking up after the dog

Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Now is the perfect time to slow down and focus on the different ways that you can better support and boost your immune system to achieve optimal health! Take a look at some of our tips, tricks, and advice 👍 Need more help? Give our office a call to make your nutrition appointment with Dr. Kelly Blundy, our integrative medicine specialist!

FOCUS ON THE FOODS YOU EAT

  • Prebiotics
    • Keep your gut bacteria healthy with prebiotics that contain fiber
    • Sources: Green bananas, plantains, asparagus
  • Vitamin C-Rich Foods
    • Vitamin C is known to boost your immunity, strengthening your immune system
    • Sources: Oranges, broccoli, kiwi, cantaloupe
  • Antioxidants
    • Can protect you against stress
    • Sources: Colorful fruits and vegetables (Berries, carrots, spinach, etc.)

IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE

  • Sleep
    • You need at least 8 hours of sleep per night so that your body can fight off any infection
  • Meditation
    • Meditation lowers both your heart rate and blood pressure
    • Reduces anxiety
    • Plus, its calming effect helps with sleep
  • Exercise
    • Increases resilience so that you can fight off infection
    • At least 10 minutes a day of exercise (preferably 30 minutes)
    • A mixture of cardio and strength training is recommended 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NATURAL IMMUNITY AIDS

  • Supplements
    • Many people are deficient in Vitamin D, and this deficiency is likely to increase your susceptibility to an infection
    • Take daily Vitamin D supplements or spend time in the sun
  • Essential Oils
    • Eucalyptus and tea tree oils both have antiviral properties that can protect you against a viral infection
    • Use them in an oil diffuser and inhale