There are many things that make parents worry when it’s time to send their children back to school. 

It can range from preparing their clothes,  shoes, and school supplies to thinking about their nutrition and mental well-being. 

Still, the main cause of worry in parent’s minds are the various types of respiratory viruses that thrive during this time of year, especially in school environments.

These viruses, such as the common cold, are highly contagious with very recognizable symptoms —stuffy noses, coughs, fevers, sore throats—  and their spread tends to be particularly easy among children since their defenses are still developing.

This is the reason why many parents associate their children’s return to school with sickness. The good news is that it does not have to be that way. 

When preparing your children’s developing immune system to fight against harmful viruses and bacteria, prevention is the key to success. But to prevent, you need to know what you are up against.

Back to School or Back to Bed? 

Yes, respiratory viruses such as the common cold, are indeed very common! 

Especially in cluttered environments where a lot of people circulate, such as schools.  

And the common cold is not the only virus out there during this time of the year.

There are hundreds of other viruses that while similar, have their own symptoms, specifications, and, of course, their own treatment.

Viruses such as Rhinoviruses (also known as the Common cold) and  Influenza, among many others, are highly mutable as well as contagious. 

Every time one of those viruses enters the body of any person, they change and adapt to the new environment, making it difficult to eradicate.

This is why it is very difficult to create a vaccine against them, and why they do not have a fixed cure. So, all we have left to do is to tend the symptoms rather than the cause.

However, just as they are difficult to eradicate from the body once settled, the symptoms of these viruses are very easy to treat; and the viruses themselves even easier to prevent. 

Want to know how? Keep on reading. 

Protect Your Children and Yourself Against These Viruses

It is very easy for colds and other diseases to spread among children since, aside from their developing defenses, let’s face it, they are not very enthusiastic or focused on hygiene as we would like them to. 

Still, children need to play and have fun as it is part of their proper development and growth; and sometimes they get in contact with dirt and bacteria in the process. This is not a bad thing since this helps them develop antibodies and stronger defenses.

To protect them while they learn, play, and develop, parents have to be deeply involved; but know that this task is very possible to achieve. 

A well-balanced diet and proper hydration are essential to a strong immune system, as well as an adequate amount of rest. But children also need an extra amount of nutrients to properly support their accelerated and complex development. 

Since some children might not be enthusiastic about healthy food and the many benefits of consuming vegetables and fruits, vitamins and minerals specially formulated for them are always one of the best options to opt for as a parent.

That is why we at Nature’s Discount bring for them a special selection of multivitamins and minerals specifically formulated and designed to support children’s delicate growth process.

The first step is to nourish them properly, and there’s nothing better for that than multivitamins: and Alive! Kids Multi-vitamin gummies by Nature’s Way is a very good choice.

Alive! Kids is an all-natural multivitamin supplement that besides including Vitamin A, C, D3, E, and Folic acid, includes nutrients from real vegetables such as 8 B-Complex vitamins to nourish them while keeping their energy up in the most natural way. 

It also comes in delicious fruity flavors, with no artificial colors or flavors added. This product is also gluten and preservatives free.

Another good choice to enhance your children’s nutrition and improve their development is Kidamins’ Liquid Multivitamin for children, which also include Vitamin A, C, D3, E, and Folic Acid as well as up to 8 B- Complex vitamins. This time around though, it comes in liquid presentation, which makes its consumption more versatile and varied.

Kidamin’s Liquid Multivitamin is softly flavored and it mixes easily with any drink, making it delicious for your children to take it alone or with their favorite juice! It is also free of gluten, artificial flavors, or preservatives to ensure their health.  

If, on the other hand, what your children need particularly is a deep boost to their Immune System, then you might want to go for Yum-V’s Vitamin C with Echinacea. These are Gluten-free and 100% Vegan Vitamin C gummies loaded with nutrients to aid your children’s development while focusing specifically on boosting their immune support, with extra protection thanks to its echinacea extract.

Yum-V’s Vitamin C gummies are also safe and deliciously flavored with no artificial flavors or preservatives added.    

And for extra reinforcement for your children’s development, provide them with nutrients not only for their bodies but also their minds!

Source Naturals’ Attentive Child Chewable Wafer is an all-natural dietary supplement that helps support children’s proper mental development and helps fight against attention deficiency, cellular oxidation, and free radicals. 

Attentive Child Chewable Wafers aid children’s concentration, support their focus, and help their brain metabolism and cognitive functions; They also come in a variety of delicious flavors! 

And to help them stay calm and serene in moments of possible nervousness or stress, we bring to you Valerian Super Calm by Herbs for Kids

Valerian Super Calm is a safe, 100% natural product that may help your children support their nerves, and is naturally calming and soothing for possible stressful situations. 

With these products, we think about the health and well-being of your children and whole family. Now you can say goodbye to colds, cases of flu, sore throats, and even the lack of concentration and possible nerves of your children.

While protecting yourself and your children from any possible infection!

Find them in our website or in any of our stores in any of the three islands: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao