Vitamin D can prevent the flu.
Check this out! A study was published in which they did
a placebo-controlled trial with school children. And they gave half the kids vitamin D, 1200 international units per day,
and the other half placebo. The group of kids taking vitamin D every
day had almost half as many cases of the flu as the group of kids who didn’t take
vitamin D. So what does that tell you?
Take vitamin D! It’s good.
It has so many benefits to the body. And now we know it can reduce your risk
of getting the flu. I personally take about 5000
international units per day and my kids take it as well.
We give them about 1200 international units per day.
And I’ve found that the easiest way to do it is just to buy it in liquid form
and give it to them in a dropper. It has no taste.
They don’t complain. It’s super easy.
And that’s how we do it.
what are you doing what are you eating I’m eating cereal, what kind of cereal? Tony the Tiger! What are you eating? frosted mini-wheats what are we gonna do today guys? Umm go get a shot go buy a toy and get a candy! and what else a shot? Are you excited? Uh huh but shot first mumbled talk Are you going to be brave for your shot? yes okay! Are you gonna get a shot today maybe we’ll see i don’t know if you’re old enough yet. Cheese where are we going we’re going to get our shots and are we going to be tuff boys? Tuff boys? yeah okay no tears and no crying deal? ok let’s go put it back nicely please What is that Air heads….Air heads! This whole thing is what I want to buy. No you don’t need that many candy bars, how about you buy 1? Did you change your mind? No Kit kat? Yes. Ok deal Should we buy it now, oh I forgot we have to get the shot first Tyler….are you waiting patiently for your shot? Baby Jax you’re happy because you don’t get a shot today. We’ll show grandma how strong you are a little alcohol swap to make sure that theres no germs on your skin ….yeah You’re such a brave boy! Air heads! Was the shot that bad? No! I didn’t think so 🙂 Liam don’t move, hold onto this. You’re almost done…. You have a sucker and a kit kat Did the shot even hurt that bad no it didn’t! Where are we at right now? To buy a TOY!!! Tyler are you going to buy a toy? yeah. (Toy Noises in store) Theres brother Liam did you find anything cool mater the greater never seen that before I think you have that honey? I do but not that small oh you’re right little smaller tires Where are you going? Its a giant Elsa They have all different kinds Look they have Iron Man Would you want that insetad? no I don’t want that Show me what you got that’s pretty cool what else they got? Wheres Tyler? They have some serious 6. Tyler what are you holding? You don’t want to know. (Fart Machine) Oh have a whole bunch for you oh yeah what is that series six Minecraft? Its a new series momma a new one and a new one and a new one…. I got a new series of minecraft it’s not series 5 its a new one How many boxes did you get? 5…..no count again 1….2….3….4….I need one more! You need one more? Ya! I’ll take this one I’m gonna check the codes on the back and make sure you didn’t get a duplicate. You’re good Am I all good? You’re good. Lets go see where your brother is and see what he found.
(soft piano music) – [Narrator] It’s cold
and flu season again, causing misery for the little
people in your household. New guidelines warn parents
that over-the-counter cough and cold medications
should not be used by children under six years of age. But what should parents
do to help their children through runny noses, coughs, and aches? – These guidelines for the
use of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines in young children have changed recently
because studies have shown that these medicines are not
effective in young children and that these medicines can
have serious side effects that include hives, drowsiness,
difficulty breathing, and sometimes, in certain cases, death. It’s very important for parents to know that over-the-counter
cough and cold medicines are not recommended for children
younger than six years old. Regardless of your child’s weight, over-the-counter cough and cold medicines should not be used in
children under four years old. There’s some things that we can do to manage your child’s symptoms. If they have a runny nose,
use a bulb suction for infants or have your child blow their nose. If they have blocked noses,
you can use nasal saline drops to loosen up the dried mucous,
and then use bulb suction or have them blow their nose. If they’re coughing, you
can try a teaspoon of honey or corn syrup for kids over one years old. Certainly making sure that your child drinks plenty of fluids helps because being well-hydrated
helps to thin out the mucous, it helps with the congestion. A good rule of thumb
for parents to remember is that cold symptoms caused by a virus typically last about four to five days, so if your child is having
fever more than five days, is complaining of ear pain,
complaining of sinus pain, headaches, is having a
prolonged cough and runny nose for over two weeks, certainly
you should contact your doctor and have your child seen. If your child is having
any difficulty breathing or wheezing, they should be
seen by the doctor right away. For infants less than three months old, they should be seen by their doctor if they have any signs of fever. (soft piano music)