Many parents are concerned about the growing epidemic of overweight and obesity among children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity already affects 33% of boys and 20% of girls in Europe. What can you do about it as a parent? Discover ways to help prevent your child's obesity. The first of them may surprise you!
Let's start from the beginning…
Most parents think that the time to shape a child's healthy eating habits begins with his birth. Others think that the time comes when a child goes to kindergarten. However, as the American study from 2019 proves, everything really begins in utero.
As part of the study, scientists observed women who drank alcohol and used drugs during pregnancy. Exposing a child to contact with psychoactive substances leads to malnutrition, insufficient blood flow and oxygen in the fetus. These factors increase the risk of childhood obesity more than double.
However, scientists did not finish their research on this. They decided to check how parenthood affects children who have been exposed to psychoactive substances in utero. It turned out that the children whose mothers showed less heat when they were 7 months old were the fastest.
What's the conclusion?
In addition to the obvious ban on drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and taking drugs during pregnancy, it is worth showing warm feelings to your children.
However, can you do something when your baby is over 7 months old? Yes, and a lot!
All you have to do is show your child the way and follow it together ...