Question: meri beti 7 april ko 1 saal ki ho gyi h...uski bones ki growth nhi ho rhi jiski wjh se uski height bahut choti h...plzzz koi btaye uski bones growth k liye m kya kru..plzzz help me
Answer: Your child's bone-friendly diet Bones need foods from all the main food groups to stay strong and healthy. For tips on how to give your child a healthy, balanced diet, A couple of nutrients are particularly important for building strong, healthy bones: calcium and vitamin D. Calcium Calcium is particularly vital during puberty when the bones grow quicker than at any other time. Puberty usually takes place sometime between the ages of 11 to 15 for girls and 12 to 16 for boys. Research shows that, on average, children and young people in this age group don't get enough calcium. Foods that contain lots of calcium include dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yoghurt, but also tinned sardines (with the bones in), green, leafy vegetables (but not spinach), peas, dried figs, nuts, seeds and anything fortified with calcium, including some soya and almond milks. Vitamin D Vitamin D is important for bones because it helps our bodies to absorb calcium. Vitamin D is made in our skin when it's exposed to sunlight during the summer months (late March/April to the end of September). It's important never to let your child's skin go red or start to burn. Babies under six months should never go in direct sunlight. There are only a few foods that are a good source of vitamin D. These include oily fish, eggs and foods that have been fortified with vitamin D, such as fat spreads and some breakfast cereals. Vitamin D supplements Your health visitor, pharmacist or GP can advise you on vitamin D supplements for your child. Babies – The Department of Health recommends that all babies have vitamin D drops from birth to make sure they get enough. Babies who are having more than 500ml (about a pint) of infant formula don't need vitamin drops because formula is already fortified with vitamins. Under fives – It's recommended that all children aged six months to five years have vitamin supplements containing vitamins A, C and D every day. Bone-strengthening exercises for children To help build healthy bones: Babies who aren't walking yet should be encouraged to play actively on the floor. Children who can walk on their own should be physically active every day for at least 180 minutes (three hours) spread throughout the day. This should include some bone-strengthening activity. Try not to let your child be sedentary for long periods. Limit the amount of time they spend sitting down watching TV, using the computer or playing video games.