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Stabilize digestion, and balance health after the Tet holidays for children

During the Tet holiday, children can rest for a long time, eat their favorite foods, sleep late, and watch more TV. Therefore, on the occasion of Tet, digestive disorders such as bloating, diarrhea, and constipation quickly occur because of unhealthy living habits. For the baby to be healthy and happy to welcome Tet, parents need a health care plan and appropriate nutrition to help prevent digestive disorders for the baby. Here is some information for parents to consider:

Stabilize digestion, and balance health after the Tet holidays for children

1/30/2023 9:32:46 AM

1. Ensure a stable schedule of activities and meals for your baby

Parents should ensure that children eat three main meals, and the most important is breakfast:

Suppose the child is under three years old. The family is willing to eat many soft dishes (porridge, vermicelli, pho, vermicelli, Banh Cuon ...). Parents can use vermicelli and instant noodles but do not use premade seasoning powder cooked with meat or eggs, add a few vegetables, and add a spoon of oil for the child. That's a delicious breakfast.

Older children can eat Banh Chung instead of rice, or young children can eat vermicelli, eat noodles instead of porridge, are busy cooking soup, and can give children vegetables to replace them.

It is necessary to limit snacking, especially before the main meal. It should be compensated for in the child's diet to avoid digestive disorders during the Tet holiday and obesity after Tet.

2. Preventing constipation in children

Tet dishes are often protein-rich (pork, beef, chicken, spring rolls, sausages...). This is not good because the child's digestive system is still immature and cannot be fully digested and absorbed; the protein will ferment and rot, causing bloating, flatulence, and constipation.

To limit this, parents should let children drink enough water and increase the amount of fiber from ripe fruits and green vegetables such as oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, ripe bananas, spinach, cabbage, water spinach, and watercress... In addition, some Children can eat 1-2 boxes of yogurt daily. And it is essential to maintain a daily toilet routine for your child, even during Tet.

3. Help children not have diarrhea

On the Tet holiday, busy families often cook 2-3 meals for their children, using something other than fresh food. Or store a lot of food in the refrigerator; raw and cooked foods are easy to cross-contaminate, causing children to have digestive disorders.

When digested, children who eat a lot of Banh Chung and candy - which contain a lot of powdered sugar - will ferment sour, also causing bloating, causing children to pass foul, foamy stools. Children will feel full, uncomfortable, and angry. Therefore, to reduce the risk of digestive disorders during the Tet holiday, it is necessary for children to eat a lot of candy, sweets, and ready-made foods.

4. Help children have a healthy digestive system

The digestive system in young children is not yet complete, so with foods high in protein and fat on Tet holiday, children cannot absorb and digest all of them, leading to bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation. Therefore, parents should supplement children with microorganisms to help balance the digestive system and reduce the risk of digestive disorders and diarrhea in children.

It is necessary to supplement as soon as the baby shows signs of unhealed stools or has a bowel movement two times a day or more.

Another point to note is that children are often eager to play during Tet, making the body easily dehydrated. Make sure your baby is drinking enough water. For young children still breastfed, you also need to pay attention to the foods you will eat during the New Year to avoid diarrhea when breast milk contains harmful components to the digestive system.

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