How do I ensure that my child is growing right mentally and physically

Growing Right

Being a mother is not just about giving birth to a child. A big part of it is about taking care of their growth all through the years. Becoming a growth tracker for your child to ensure that they grow right is a huge responsibility of every mother, but bringing about holistic growth in the child is where the catch lies. It is important to take care of their physical growth, mental wellness, and emotional wellbeing at the same time.

Developing cognitive skills

I remember when I first became a mom, I was overwhelmed by everything that I needed to do to ensure my child was growing right. But reading up, talking to other mothers and listening to my doctor really helped to devise activities for them like puzzles, pointing out different shapes and colors, helping them with their homework, reading books with them, taking an active interest in what they were learning in school to build those skills.

My one absolute favorite activity to do with my kid is to talk to her every day about her day as I tell her about mine. This has not only helped us build a strong mother-daughter bond but it has also helped her with her emotional wellbeing.

Encouraging playtime

The screen, though an attractive solution, is not always the right solution. Thankfully, my daughter loves to play with her friends and spends at least an hour, running, jumping, skipping with them.

I also enrolled her in dancing and swimming classes to ensure her playtime doesn’t diminish but she finds activities she enjoys.

Complete and balanced nutrition

Our body runs on the nutrition we provide it. It is what protects us from health risks while promoting overall health. It is crucial as a mother, for you to understand the importance of tracking nutrition which affects your child’s growth. Did you know that fussy eating can lead to growth concerns like being underweight, feeling lethargic all the time, not being able to play well and inability to concentrate?[1]

Every nutrient that we provide to our body affects it in a different way. A growth-friendly diet includes vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that nourish the brain and body and aid its functioning.

But what do you do if you have a fussy eater at home? They may not be getting the essential vitamins and minerals they need to grow right. My daughter was one of those fussy eaters not so long ago. I took things into hand after talking to my pediatrician.

I found it is important the whole family eats together at meal times. Your child and you should be eating the same food. When your child sees you eating vegetables and fruit, they tend to follow your lead and learn to eat them too.

It is a slow process to get your child to eat properly. For me, this is where PediaSure came in. It is a Pediatrician Prescribed No. 1 nutrition drink used by more than 1 million people to ensure complete, balanced nutrition for their children. By giving my child PediaSure, I had peace of mind, when she wasn’t eating right and I was concerned about her growth.

The journey of motherhood has been a rollercoaster ride for me and has taught me how important it is to have the right knowledge about the requirements of your kids. Nurturing your child in a wholesome way is the way to build up a strong individual and a good human being.

Tell me in the comments below how you ensure you provide your child with a nurturing environment!

© Ruchi Verma


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Ruchi Verma

Certified parenting teen practitioner, multiple Award winner, mother of two active kids believes in sharing the right source of information to readers which could help them in every possible way!!

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  1. Good nutrition is essential for kids when they’re growing rapidly. It’s crucial for learning, growth and development.

  2. This was an interesting read, thanks for the post

  3. I admire all the mothers in the world. They are not only give birth to their children, but they have played an important role in their children’s mental and physical develpment, and it is really not easy.

  4. Bahut acchi information hai, child growth per eyes rakhna Bahut jaruri hai, family ka sath ho to easy rehta hai
    Accha hai ki aaj ye sab hai jis se parents apne baccho k liye ensure hain

  5. What a great post!! I will share with my mom friends for sure!

  6. Great post,. Balanced nutrition is very important for everyone of all ages.

  7. Great article!! I always say as long as my kids are happy and healthy, I will be a happy mommy!!

  8. It’s really important for parents to safeguard the growth and development of their child. The formative years ultimately defines the future they can expect so parents really have to closely monitor everything.

    I am not a parent yet, but I feel that these things will be very important for me when the time comes.

  9. As a preschool teacher, I agree with the tips wholeheartedly. But, I don’t want moms to forget that let your child naturally grow. I have a lot of moms worried that their child isn’t good enough because they can’t make full sentences or pass a test by age 4. Let them be kids.

  10. We every parents are always worried about our child’s growth both in mentally and phisically.Learned a lot from here.Thanks.

  11. Such a helpful post for parents. I know there’s tons to think about and balance. A helpful article like this really helps to ease some stress! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us ?

  12. don’t laugh. i actually was not sure what pediasure was until your lovely writeup 🙂

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  13. I think that it is very important to make sure that your child grows up in a healthy environment and that he does not struggle with mental illnesses. This is why it is important to talk to him every day and don’t let him hide anything that is bothering him.

  14. Pediasure seems like a great brand. I heard about it a long time ago. I’ll refer it to my friends.

  15. My oldest son has always been smaller and takes medication for adhd so also doesn’t feel hungry often when he should. We have also found that pedisure helps supplement where he may not be getting enough on his own.

  16. Thank you for your wonderful post. Making sure that our kids get proper nutrition is imperative for their health.

  17. This is really an amazing post it really was worth reading.. A child growing up in a healthy environment is very important.

  18. It tough raising a child, most parents wants to give everything so their kids would grow strong and healthy (both mentally and physically). I’m not a mom yet but I’m a pediatric nurse, balanced nutrition should be priority – that’s going to be a challenge specially if the child is already a toddler because they tend to be picky with food.

  19. Great advice for any parent. This is a very detailed and informative post. Thank you!

  20. Great information here. I give my son pediasure because he’s low on the weight side for his age.

  21. My grandson is on PediaSure too. He gets all the nutrition he needs and so much more. I do try to encourage him to do more outdoors play but at this time of year when it rains a lot, we make do with indoor activities and lots of arts and crafts.

  22. Well, more hugs to children, from me.

  23. This is really an essential article for everyone especially for new parents. I don’t have a child yet or in the coming 9 months, but I find this post very relevant, who knows what happens next year. 🙂

  24. Great information, I agree that having a balanced diet and good nutrition is highly important for helping children grow properly.

  25. Great post. I have 2 toddlers and it is very important for me to know that they are consuming right things and growing as expected! thank you for sharing!

  26. Great advice! Thank you for sharing, we’ll take it on board for sure 🙂

  27. I could so relate to every ounce of your post Ruchi as if I have been a witness to the same. I too can vouch for Pediasure.

  28. In my society kids are not my kid age so no one like to play with them. So I become kid,I mean I use to play with them .take them to park , make them run ,laugh and join some activities classes too

  29. Informative and a lovely post.Proper nutrition for our kids and a balanced physical activity is most important.

  30. I always give time on ensuring my kids are eating healthy and nutritious foods. I always talk to them and encourage them to converse.

  31. PediaSure is the most preferred choice of parents when in doubt whether their child is getting the right nutrition or not. It’s important to provide complete & balanced nutrition to ensure that the child grows right mentally as well as physically.

  32. its always our kids need Good nutrition for healthy lifestyle such a useful post for we all moms thank you sharing such a wonderful post.

  33. Its great that we have health drinks like Pediasure that ensures our kids are getting the right dose of nutrients that they may miss out from regular food.

  34. It is very important to keep an eye on kids mental and physical growth. If they are lacking to achieve the milestones, supplements can help them to grow efficiently.

  35. Yes actually all the factors that you detailed out contribute bit by bit in the overall well being of a child especially balanced nutrition.

  36. Good nutrition is essential for kids when they’re growing rapidly. It’s crucial for learning and development of each and every phase of their life and our mental peace. Thanks for such a meaningful post

  37. Growing kids needs enough nutrition for a sharp mind and play time and other activities. Pediasure is a boon as it has all the essential nutrients for their right growth.

  38. I encourage a lot of playtime and fun times with my son. Storytelling, playing, outdoor plays are great ways of teaching kids.

  39. Balanced diet is necessary for kids as well as adults to live a healthy and fit life ahead.

  40. Great post Ruchie, a well balanced diet isbthebkey to good health but kids bejngnfuasy eaters these days it is essential to try things like pediasure.

  41. What I liked about the article is you have no used comparison with other children as a measurement. PEdiasure is something that I have also given to my son and I must say it did help in making him more stronger

  42. As a mom, it is very important to keep a track of our child’s growth and development. And in this journey both physical activities and right nutrition plays a very important role.

  43. I am from that gang of moms who always complaint about how my kido isn’t eating right. No matter what I do or don’t do she will always irritate me with her tantrums while feeding her. I have been meaning to buy pediasure and your posts just gave that much needed push

  44. Food plays an important role in every individual’s life. We need to make sure kids get good intake of healthy food from the beginning. Well curated and detailed post dear 🙂

  45. Great piece of information. I am sure many new and first time moms will be benefited by reading this post!!

  46. Its difficult for us to privide the right kind of nutrition to our kids if they are fussy eaters. Pediasure is the best option to fill up this void.

  47. Nutrition must be adequate and appropriate. I have used PediaSure for my daughter and loved its benefits.

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