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Spring 2023 is here! Tips for Toronto parents

As the snow melts and the temperatures rise, springtime brings new opportunities for outdoor adventures and fun activities for children. However, with the change in weather comes an increase in certain illnesses that parents need to be aware of. As a leading pediatric medical clinic in Toronto, we believe that knowledge is the first step towards prevention. In this blog post, we'll discuss some common springtime illnesses and easy tips for parents to keep their kids healthy.

  1. Allergies Springtime is known for its blooming flowers, but for some children, it also means the onset of allergies. Allergies can cause symptoms like itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. To reduce the chances of allergies affecting your child, keep an eye on the pollen count in your area and keep your child indoors during peak pollen hours. It's also a good idea to keep your child's bedroom windows closed during this time of year.

  2. Asthma Springtime also brings an increase in air pollution, which can trigger asthma in some children. To keep your child's asthma under control, make sure they take their medication as prescribed and keep an eye on air quality alerts. You may also want to limit outdoor activity on days with high pollution levels.

Tips for Parents

  1. Encourage Hand Washing: One of the best ways to prevent the spread of illness is to encourage your child to wash their hands frequently. Teach them to lather up with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, making sure to wash the backs of their hands, between their fingers, and under their nails.

  2. Get Plenty of Sleep: Getting enough sleep is crucial for maintaining a strong immune system. Make sure your child is getting the recommended amount of sleep for their age, and establish a consistent bedtime routine.

  3. Encourage your child to eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables to boost their immune system.

  4. Make sure your child gets enough sleep and exercise to stay healthy and energized

  5. Dress your child appropriately for the weather to prevent illnesses such as hypothermia or heat stroke.

At Thrive Kids Clinic our mission is to create Better Kids, Better Families, we understand the importance of keeping children healthy and happy. Our pediatric medical clinic in Toronto, provides comprehensive care for children of all ages, from routine check-ups to specialized treatments.

We believe that healthy children make for better families, and we are committed to providing the best care possible to help your child thrive.

As always, bring up any symptoms your kids are experiencing to the clinic. Document how many times a day and reactions to better the medical care team.

Find out more about parent resources on the Toronto Public Health website-

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good tip doc.. I tend to forget to dress the kids up, it gets cold in the evenings.

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