As the Harmattan season blankets Abuja with its cool and dusty embrace, it brings with it a unique set of challenges to our well-being. The drop in temperature, accompanied by dry winds and dusty air, can impact our health if not approached with care. At Woodentods School, we understand the importance of staying healthy, especially during this season. Here are some tips to help you and your children navigate the Harmattan season with ease at home.
1. Hydration is Key:
The dry air during Harmattan can lead to dehydration. Encourage your children to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Providing a water bottle in their bags when leaving the house emphasizing the importance of regular water breaks will help keep them hydrated and energized.
2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize:
The cool Harmattan winds can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and discomfort. Ensure that your children apply a good moisturizer before heading daily and consider packing a small travel-sized moisturizer in their bags for reapplication whenever going out for holiday festivities.
3. Dress in appropriately:
While mornings and evenings may be chilly, afternoons can still be warm. Dress your children in layers to accommodate the temperature fluctuations throughout the day. This way, they can adjust their clothing as needed to stay comfortable.
4. Protect Against Dust:
The Harmattan season brings with it increased dust in the air. Consider having your little ones wear face masks to reduce inhalation of dust particles.
5. Nutrient-Rich Diet:
Boost your child’s immune system by incorporating a nutrient-rich diet. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in their meals to provide essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall well-being.
6. Regular Handwashing:
With the increased risk of colds and flu during the Harmattan season, emphasize the importance of regular handwashing to prevent the spread of germs.
By adopting these simple yet effective practices, you and your children can embrace the Harmattan season with good health and vitality. At WoodenTods School, we prioritize the well-being of our students and encourage a holistic approach to health, ensuring a happy and thriving school community. Stay well!