Many parents have spent the past year wondering how life in a socially distanced world is going to impact the development of their families, especially children. Social by nature, tiny humans rely on interaction with others to help them form their personalities, value systems, and perspectives on life. But in the wake of a global pandemic, opportunities for socialization and interaction have dwindled, and many little ones don’t know a life outside of isolation with their family units.
When it comes to the wellbeing of little ones, there are many areas to be aware of. Health and wellness extends far beyond subjects like germs or potential predators, and in order to keep kids healthy throughout all areas of life, it’s important for parents to be aware of each wellness pillar that presents throughout childhood. By preparing for each area of your child’s health needs, you can equip them with the proper tools and life skills to maintain healthy, safe, and wholesome lives.
If you’ve ever struggled to convince your little one to clean their plate or suffer through another few bites of veggies, trust us when we say you’re not alone. It can be tough to persuade young children to consume the proper nutrients, especially the ones that don’t taste like sugar and spice. But because proper nutrition and a balanced “diet” for young ones is such an important component of their wellness and development, we’ve compiled some of our favorite healthy hacks for helping your child get all of their nutrients with ease.
Across the country, temperatures are on the rise and families are getting out of the house to soak up some summer fun in the sun. But spending more time away from home comes with a healthy amount of risk. As we slowly begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are other risk factors at play that we need to consider in order to keep our families safe.
If you’re a frequent visitor of the Lessy Messy blog, you know how excited we are for summer to arrive. As the COVID-19 pandemic slows across the globe, we’re incredibly optimistic that there are exciting adventures in store for families in 2021 (and beyond). If you’re gearing up for your own adventure-packed summer with loved ones, we’ve got you covered when it comes to painless packing and prep!