4 Preventive parenting tactics that cause sickness instead of fighting it

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As a parent, it’s not too farfetched to say that you’ve lost sleep when your child is sick. No parent likes to see their little angel in any shape or condition other than healthy.

Because of a parent’s want and need for their kids to be happy and healthy, some parents go a little overboard and try to keep their kids as safe from infections, illness, and sicknesses as possible. While there’s no harm in trying to keep your kids healthy, sometimes parents are doing more harm than anything.

In a recent post from Family Share, some preventive parenting tactics were discussed that are actually causing sickness as opposed to fighting it.

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1. Taking away their mouthing objects

The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) released a study that suggests that babies attempt to put things in their mouths to learn more about their environments and from them. It’s sort of like an investigative learning experience for babies.

While you shouldn’t condone or allow your baby to put harmful or poisonous things in their mouths anytime soon, you should be mindful that sometimes you’re actually robbing your baby of a chance to build a tolerance to germs and sickness around them.

Bio-chemist Dr. William J. Hennen, PhD claims, “babies are natural scientists; they taste test everything! Early oral exposure to its environment allows a baby to adapt and develop immune tolerance to innocuous things. Without tolerance the person’s immune system attacks dust as dangerous, and foods as foreign, triggering allergic reactions.”


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