How to Keep Kids Healthy This Spring

Down Arrow

How to Keep Kids Healthy This Spring

Though flu season is coming to a close, we’re not quite in the clear yet. It’s still important to continue taking extra steps to protect children from the common colds, allergies, and other ailments they may frequently come in contact with.

Here are some quick tips that can go a long way in keeping kids healthy during this time of year.


Remember to Sanitize  

It’s not uncommon for children to catch several colds and other viruses throughout the year, due to the fact that they tend to share toys and/or supplies with other (often sick) children.

One way to combat this is by teaching children to cover their mouths after coughs and sneezes, and encouraging them to wash their hands frequently. At home or school, regularly wiping down commonly touched surfaces helps to kill bacteria and prevent cold-causing germs from spreading.



Increase Water Intake

With sunnier days among us and warmer days ahead, children will likely be spending more time outside. As they expend more energy (and in warmer conditions), it’s crucial that their water intake is adjusted accordingly.

Call for water breaks during recess or playtime to ensure children are not becoming dehydrated.



Manage Allergies

At any age, those who suffer from allergies can become miserable around this time of year, but with increasingly more time outside for recess and daily extracurricular activities, children are especially vulnerable to them.

Now is the time to continue a regimen of allergy medication (discuss with the child’s pediatrician) and reduce the amount of allergens in the home by frequently washing sheets and stuffed animals, and vacuuming carpeted areas.


    28 Mar
    Early Childhood Education Center Volunteers 1127 N. Vandeventer Ave. St. Louis MO 63113
    12 Sep
    Volunteers Needed for 28th Annual Golf Classic Persimmon Woods Golf Club, 6401 Weldon Spring Pkwy, Weldon Spring, MO 63304
    8 Jun
    Self-Sufficiency Class Teachers 3300 S. Jefferson Avenue St. Louis, MO
    28 Jul
    Store Volunteer 3300 S. Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118

    Upcoming Events

    29 Apr
    Angels Among Us Dinner & Auction Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel


    Guardian Angel Settlement Association

    Guardian Angel Settlement Association


    For over 160 years, Guardian Angel has provided community-focused programming for children, families

    Join Guardian Angel for a FREE DINNER at our laid-back and no-pressure Healthy Eating Workshop every 2nd and 4th Thursday at our Social Stability campus!With the help of Chefs Yashuwa and Ezekiel, attendees will prepare a delicious, healthy dinner and learn a quick and easy recipe to try at home. The workshop is a terrific opportunity for families to learn more about the basics of a balanced diet and the importance of healthy eating habits on a budget. Plus, who doesn't love a free, delicious meal?!Take advantage of this opportunity to take control of your health and well-being by calling 314-773-9027 to register today!#gasastl #cookingclasses #healthyeating #easyrecipe #delicious #budget #selfsufficiency #yougotthis #yum ... See MoreSee Less
    View on Facebook
    Join Guardian Angel for a FREE yoga class! Come and learn how to perfect your stretching, develop new stress-relieving methods, and practice mindfulness! Yoga with Lea will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 5:00 PM -6:00 PM at our Social Stability campus (3300 S Jefferson Avenue)! Attendees of all levels are welcome! These classes are to help our neighbors and community members discover a new hobby and kickstart their health journey. Take advantage of this opportunity to take control of your health and well-being by calling 314-773-9027 to register today!#gasastl #yogaclasses #FREE #healthylifestyle #exercise #grow #learn #getmoving ... See MoreSee Less
    View on Facebook
    Up Arrow