If you want your child to have good immunity, you can start tempering it. But this must be done carefully. Pediatrician Olga Tirsi told how to temper a child correctly. You can start with simple walks in the fresh air. The main thing is to dress properly and not to walk for too long if it is quite cold outside. You can also heat up at home.
Walking in the fresh air improves metabolic processes, teaches thermoregulatory systems to work smoothly and correctly, strengthens the immune system, and stimulates the upper respiratory tract.
Frosty air is saturated with oxygen, which is good for the brain. Viruses and microbes usually die in the cold. But if the temperature outside is below 20 degrees, then walks should be limited to 30-60 minutes. If the wind is strong, you should not walk for a long time and it is better to find places protected from the weather – a forest or a park.
It is important to properly dress not only yourself and the child. On cold days, be sure to wear thermal underwear, warm pants with a blouse or overalls, followed by outerwear. Be sure to keep your baby’s hands and feet warm.
You can do hardening at home. These are water procedures, air baths, dousing, wiping. But for this, the child must be healthy, and it is important to carry out the procedures systematically. If there are long breaks, the body will experience a lot of stress. Such hardening can provoke a cold.
Earlier, the Russians were told what to do to make it easier to endure the cold.