How to make sure your golu baby is healthy too
While there is no doubt that chubby babies look super cute, sometimes if a baby is a little overweight, it can point towards obesity in later years that can also lead to various health issues.
We all love our golu babies, and how can we not! They look like the perfect cuddly bears, and we can’t stop holding them in our arms, cuddling them and kissing them, wishing they would be as little and as cute forever.
We all love that having a golu baby in our arms feeling, isn’t it moms?
Childhood is the time when children are at their most active stage, so if you notice excess weight gain, or if your baby’s doctor has mentioned that your baby is a little on the higher weight side, there is no reason to panic yet.
Setting some healthy routines now will help your baby look as adorable and cute, but in a super healthy way.
Of course we all know about not eating junk and fried foods and so on, and they are very important tips. So now, in addition to all that, here are 4 super effective tips we would like to suggest.
4 fun and effective tips to keep your cute baby healthy
1. Add proteins: Adding protein in your baby’s daily meal will make sure your baby stays full, without eating the wrong foods.
This will also help to release hormones that will use the fat stored in the body and turn it into energy. Some very healthy sources of protein include milk, soy milk (in case your baby cannot have regular milk), cheese, curd, fish, chicken, beans, lentils, eggs, and protein.
2. Encourage physical activity: In our busy lifestyle, we often give our children gadgets to keep them busy, so that we can take care of the many tasks at hand.
However, even if we do this a few times, this soon turns into a habit, and children get hooked on to screen time, spending more time sitting than doing anything else. Instead, why not keep them busy by giving them some responsibility around the house?
For instance, depending on your child’s age, you can give tasks such as putting dishes in the cupboard, putting clothes in the shelves, keeping away toys, or even mix together a few different coloured grains while you are cooking, and ask them to separate them or mix them (use it to make dal or khichdi!).
3. Walk instead of taking a car: When going to nearby areas, avoid taking a car or auto, and instead try walking. You can install a fun walk tracking app on your phone and show your child how much you are walking.
This is a fun way of doing what you have to do while making sure you are active and your child is in good health too. Most of you know I love to walk, I do a 10 km. walk each or every alternate night, and of late, have started involving my daughter for 4km. walk each day as well. Needless to say, she gets super tired but loves it!
4. Play a game: If your child is too young, you can play games together such as ‘Catch me’, catch the ball and so on, which encourages moving around.
You can also dance together to fun videos and make use of the same to get in shape yourself too! If your child is a little older, you can also enroll your child in some sports class, such as tennis, basketball, football or even swimming. And yes, this can be more fun if you join in too!