Healthy children with normal growth and development would be the dream of all parents. The characteristics of a healthy child can be seen not only from the physical appearance, but also psychological state and social skill with their surrounding neighborhood. So, what are the characteristics of a healthy child?
Have a good appetite
Children who have a good appetite will easily take in sufficient nutrition required by the body. However, there are times when a healthy child is reluctant to eat. If the child's appetite has not increased in the long term and is accompanied by weight loss, you should consult a doctor.
The majority of the causes of children’s bad breath condition is due to lack of oral hygiene and dental care. In order to avoid bad breath, familiarize your child with cleaning the teeth and mouth by brushing at least twice a day before going to sleep and after waking up in the morning.
Bright teeth and pink gums
If a child has bright teeth and shiny pink gums, it indicates the child has adequate intake of niacin, folic acid, riboflavin, and vitamin B 12.
Healthy skin and easy to recover when injured
Skin condition can also determine whether a child is healthy or not. If the skin is moist and not flaky, that indicates the intakes of vitamin A, C, and E are met.
The body temperature is between 36,3oC - 37,7oC
Normal body temperature may change throughout the day. The lowest body temperature primarily occurs in the morning, the body temperature can rise up to 0.6 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.
No dull and loss hair
Hair can be a reflection of overall health condition. Adequate nutrition will clearly affect the texture of the hair. Children who have less nutritional intake generally have thinner hair, dry, brittle and fall out easily.
As long as the child is lively, cheerful and active, it means that he/she is in good health and fit.
So, how healthy is your child?