Unfortunately, as the survey showed, only 2.8 percent. Parents in Lithuania know that their 1-3 year olds need 4 times more calcium than adults, and 0.3%. – that a small person needs 6-7 times more vitamin D than an adult.
The baby grows very fast
Pediatrician Jūratė Barzdenytė, a pediatrician, points out possible illnesses and symptoms of the baby, suggesting that your baby 1-3 years has no calcium and vitamin D.
"If your child is often overheated, has been attacked by herpes, anemia, or delayed walking, we can assume that his body does not have calcium and vitamin D. Without enough amount and a long time to feel the lack of this mineral, muscle cramps can begin to contract, In childhood, calcium is involved in the nervous system due to the lack of ability to slow the development of babies. "In a long list of diseases and illnesses, due to the lack of these important substances, there is also a cleansing," explains the pediatrician.
The doctor also points out that infant and child growth is very fast. A child born about 3 kg body weight and height 50 cm, per year is about 10 kg and 75 cm, 2 years – about 12 kg and 90 cm.
If your baby often hears, attacks herpes, anxiety or postpones walking, we can assume that his body does not have calcium and vitamin D.
"Such rapid growth, germination and tooth growth, maturation of the internal organs and the formation of the immune system require a sufficient amount of vitamin D, calcium and trace elements such as magnesium and zinc, which are needed for calcium absorption. Our body (bone and blood) is very high – about 2 percent of total body weight, ie 1-1.5 kg. Without Vitamin D, the body can not absorb calcium, so the amount of calcium absorbed by bone does not depend solely on the ingredients but also the amount of vitamin D in the body, "says J. Barzdenytė.
Calcium baby needs four times more
According to the survey, nearly a fifth of parents are convinced that a child at age 1-3 needs calcium even an adult and only 2.8 percent. He believes this element for the child needs four times more – exactly what it is.
According to the pediatrician, calcium is needed not only for bones or teeth – it is simply indispensable for the vital functions of the baby's body. Calcium deficiency can be the cause of no serious disease, since calcium regulates heart rate, participates in blood clotting, reduces irritability of the nervous system. This element is also an integral part of bone, tooth, hair, nail and blood. It is needed for nerve activity, circulatory and cardiac systems, metabolism. Calcium regulates muscle contraction, and is also associated with allergic reactions in the body.
J. Barzdenytė points out that infants need 400 mg of calcium per day for half a year and 600 mg of calcium per day for children under the age of five. We need to have an adequate diet of the baby to ensure that the baby has the right calcium content.
According to the doctor, a lot of calcium has dairy products. For example, half a glass of yogurt without additives has 207 mg of calcium, one cheese of about 112 mg, a quarter of a glass spoon – about 60 mg, and a portion of all parts of wheat bread – about 24 mg of this valuable substance. Sirevi are also good for cheese, but avoid sweetened cheese or yogurt, which is actually a source of not so much useful, but sweetener. Recommended bertoletia, almonds, sesame seeds, as well as legumes – white and red beans, beans. The baby menu contains various products according to the age of the child. Healthy nuts can be too heavy for a baby if all the teeth are not grown – the baby can suffocate. But if we break it and mix it with the curd, add the berries that will be removed, will be delicious and healthy, not just for the baby but for the whole family.
Vitamin D helps absorb calcium
Vitamin D – Calcium is a necessary companion if we want calcium in the body to be reversed as needed. Vitamin D ensures proper growth of the baby, proper posture and healthy tooth formation. Even 39% Parents surveyed believe that a child of 1-3 years old needs the same amount of vitamin D as an adult.
However, when the baby is growing, his skeleton grows rapidly so that one kilogram of child weight requires 6-7 times more vitamin D than the adult. "Talking about the need for vitamin D with the infant's parents is lost. Later, parents of older children remember each time they recall vitamin D consumption, discussing the baby's diet, calculate how much a child should be consumed with calcium and other trace elements to have a healthy growth and development.
According to the pediatrician, the choice of vitamin D preparation and the dose for the child should include the season, family habits and specific conditions of the child. In some cases it is recommended to test the level of vitamin D in the blood.
The baby should receive about 500 DV (activity units) of vitamin D. Every day, it is necessary to ensure that the child has enough vitamin D – fish, dairy products, eggs – and that the child has the opportunity to spend more time outdoors as much as possible. A valuable source of calcium and vitamin D at the age of one is a blend of milk – for example, two glasses of Aptamil3 milk blend gives 80%. Recommended daily levels of vitamin D and 52% of recommended daily calcium levels.
Signs that 1-3-year-olds lack vitamin D and calcium:
• a more sweaty head, a more general body sweat;
• May cause headaches, muscles and bones, muscle spasms;
• You may have to feel sick or tired;
• The child sleeps up, awakens, changes quickly for no reason, it is more difficult to look after him;
• The child is not edible, no appetite;
• The strength of the body is weakened, the child is more likely to suffer from viral infections;
Bully herpes (Herpes virus);
• Anemia manifestation.