From the moment your child is born, protecting them is your top priority. A big part of protecting your baby is making sure that their brain is cared for properly. There are things you can do to make sure your child's brain is happy and healthy and stays that way as they grow up. Here’s everything you should know about keeping your child’s brain happy and healthy.
Choose Brain Food
What kids eat matters. Though companies market processed food as convenient and fast, it's not good for brain development. That's why you need to introduce foods that are known for helping children with brain development. This will give your child an early boost. Once your child is old enough, introduce fish, eggs and leafy greens, which are known to aid in brain development, into his or her diet. Add berries and nuts, and don't be afraid to use a supplement that contains omega-3s to further enrich brain development.
Pad the Corners
It's important to pad the corners in your house to make sure falls don't result in major brain injury. When your child is first learning to walk, he or she may not be very steady on his or her feet. Even after they grow, it's possible for kids to trip and land right on the sharp edge of a table or an entertainment center. Padding corners and leaving the pads in place is essential when it comes to protecting a child's brain. Traumatic brain injuries can cause serious problems later in life. It's true that we can't wrap our kids in Bubble Wrap and protect them from everything, but padding corners in the home is an easy way to keep them safe.
Wear Protective Gear
No matter how innocuous you believe an activity to be, if your child is riding on something with wheels, then he or she needs to wear protective gear. Helmets are specifically made to fit little heads, which offers a layer of protection in case of a fall. Bike riding, scootering or anything else that involves a child balancing on wheels requires a helmet for safety. Even when a child has mastered a skill, he or she still needs to wear a helmet in case of an accident. This small protective measure can make a difference if it keeps a child's head from coming into contact with concrete.
Take steps to protect your child's brain from the very beginning of their life, and don't stop as they age. Brain injuries are dangerous and can leave a child with lifelong struggles.
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