Why my kids rarely get sick

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My kids are 5, 8, and 10 and we don’t have very many sick days.  They are busy kids and around a bunch of different people.  Both my boys wrestle and spend a lot of time close to other kids in matches and practices.

I’ve had people ask what I do to keep them healthy, so I started to think about it so I made up a list of a few things.  These are the reasons I think we stay healthy and avoid the doctors office.

Why My Kids Rarely Get Sick

Why my kids rarely get sick

  •  I make them hand sanitize and wash their hands.  As soon as the walk in from school I send them straight to the bathroom to clean off any germs.  If I take them out to the store, we hand sanitize when we get back into the car.  I don’t even want to think about what’s on those buggies!
  • They drink lots of water.  We always have water in the car and with our meals.  I think staying hydrated is a huge help, especially in winter when the inside heat can really dry out everyone.

We have a couple of these water bottles and carry them around everywhere!



  • They play outside– A LOT!  My kids play outside all the time, even when it’s freezing.  They get bundled up and I push them out the door.  Most the time they get home from school, walk in the front door and then straight out the back.  Getting outside and breathing in the fresh air is so refreshing!
  • They love fruit.  My kids eat so much fruit and especially oranges and clementines.  They eat tons of apples, pineapples, and spinach salad, kiwi, and bell peppers which have tons of vitamin C.

There are a few things I do to keep my kids healthy. I think this is why my kids rarely get sick. They are just little things, but they work.

  • When I think they may be getting sick I don’t let them eat any SUGAR!  If they tell me they are not feeling well, I make sure they don’t eat sugary foods because it’s much harder to fight the illness.  Viruses love sugar!

Do you have any other tips for your family to keep them healthy?

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8 Responses

  1. Kristen Stevens says:

    We all take a probiotic and vitamin D, plus when a cold is coming on I swear by Elderberry syrup to nip it in the butt! Hand washing is always number 1 though, I agree.

  2. Cindy says:

    I agree with the hand washing and fruit eating, my toddler is always washing her hands because she loves water. she loves fruit and loves playing outside. Ive noticed she rarley gets sick compared to other kids know!

  3. Chris says:

    Sleep! #1 in my book! Kids need to get their sleep to help them stay healthy.

    • Corissa says:

      I really appreciate the tips you guys…thank you so much

  4. Cheryl says:

    We avoid milk. Dairy thickens mucus, making it harder to get rid of it. My kids eat pretty healthy and sleep well, and they are rarely sick.

  5. Sue says:

    I actually feel the opposite about over washing. Don’t get me wrong my kids wash their hands but we aren’t Obsessed with it. I feel my daughter doesn’t get sick because she sucks her thumb all the time therefor her body is use to the germs and knows how the fight them.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yes! We wash our hands after using the bathroom or playing outside (my son isn’t in school yet) and we don’t use hand sanitizer unless absolutely needed. He also has been known to lick trashcans and lays on any floor to play with cars no matter what I do or say…

  6. Evie says:

    I don’t understand om the last point about not giving them “any sugar”. Do you mean ADDED sugar, or like candy/sweets such as cookies and cake? Because there is sugar in milk, bread, yogurt, fruit, eggs, nuts and even vegetables. The body also needs glucose (a type of sugar) to function, so we cannot remove “sugar” from our diets. But it would be wise to cut back on high sugar content foods, like chocolate, cake, soda and so forth.

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