The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 84, Issue 11, pp 859–864 | Cite as

How to Keep a Child Healthy?

  • B. D. Gupta
  • Adarsh Purohit
Review Article


Keeping a child healthy is the most important priority of every parent. The child can be kept healthy by ensuring exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 mo of life, maintaining healthy weight throughout the childhood, providing adequate and balanced diet, promoting regular physical activity and adequate sleep, keeping a watch on all the parameters of development and referring the child to the specialist whenever deviation from normal is suspected. Proper and timely immunization as per the prevailing guidelines must be done to prevent serious infections. Stress should also be given on promoting oral as well as mental health besides other important general measures to improve the health of the child.


Child health Immunisation Child development 



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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsDr S.N. Medical CollegeJodhpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsVasundhara Hospital and Fertility Research CentreJodhpurIndia

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