Parents Mistakes That Make Children Obesity
As a parent, you must try to fulfill all the needs of your child. Not only in terms of fulfilling nutrition, including anything that can make children happy. Instead of growing healthy children, it turns out that there are several mistakes that parents do not realize, which in turn makes the child gain uncontrolled weight, making the child obese.
If in the past few months the child’s weight has tended to gain significantly, it could be that you have unknowingly made one or more of the mistakes listed below.
Usually, some adults are exasperated when they see a fat child with chubby red cheeks and a plump body. If you’re one of those who think fat kids are adorable, then you’re part of the problem.
Children who have fat cheeks and a plump body are actually not wrong, but how unwise parents would be if they continue to feed children with food so that they are overweight so that they have many folds in the body.
From now on, change the mindset because the most important thing is not the child who looks cute, but rather the child’s optimal health condition so that he can grow optimally.
Letting the child sit in front of the TV too long
Have you ever let your child sit quietly in front of a TV or computer screen so that the child is calm and does not interfere with your activities? If so, better stop this habit immediately.
If you allow children (especially toddlers) to watch TV for more than 2 hours a day, this can make them inactive. In addition, they may be tempted by various advertisements for unhealthy food or drinks and end up nagging you to ask to buy them.
Too often use the stroller
When taking toddlers out of the house, many parents prefer to rely on strollers. In fact, using a stroller all the time can make children lazy to move and tend to be spoiled. Train him to walk with you. If he looks sleepy and tired, then you put him in the stroller.
Those are some mistakes that parents often don’t realize that can make children obese. From now on, stop the habit. Let’s be more concerned with children’s weight and avoid obesity as early as possible, in order to optimize children’s growth and development and their health until they become adults.