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 parents’ minds is 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 them, 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.

The common cold is not the only virus out there during this time of 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 a person, they change and adapt to the new environment, making them difficult to eradicate.

This is why it is very difficult to create a vaccine against the Rhinoviruses, and why there isn’t a cure. So, all we can do is manage the symptoms rather than the cause.

However, while 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. 

Do you want to know how? Keep on reading.

Protect Your Children and Yourself Against These Viruses

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

Still, children need to play and have fun as it is a part of their development and growth; and sometimes they come into 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 hands-on. 

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 a special selection of multivitamins and minerals specifically formulated and designed to support children’s delicate growth process.

Overall Nutrition

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

Alive! Kids is an all-natural multivitamin supplement that not only includes Vitamin A, C, D3, E, and Folic acid, but also includes nutrients from real vegetables such as
8 B-Complex vitamins to nourish children 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 includes 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.  

Immune System Protection

If your children need 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.

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

Relieve the Anxiety

To help your children 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.

We think about the health and well-being of your children as well as the rest of your 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.

Find these products on our website or in any of our stores on any of the three islands: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao*.

Products may vary per island.