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More on how can we boost our child’s immunity? ☀️Sun and Sand Outside time, messy play and controlled sun are so important for general health • Controlled sun allows the child to produce Vitamin D, which increasingly has become known as a modifier of the immune system. • Fresh air and exercise are beneficial to the immune system. • Dirt and exposure to pets help to diversify healthy bacteria. ? Avoid excess stress Stress challenges the immune system. We can reduce stress in children by: • Giving them lots of healthy hugs and cuddles • Promoting exercise • Controlling screen time • Avoiding over-commitment of the toddler and young child to structured activities/classes ? Avoid unnecessary medications • Antibiotics can disturb the microbiome, so should be used judiciously. • Anti-acids reduce stomach acidity- one of your first lines of defense against infection. Some babies with reflux disease really “deserve” their…