The Richmond, Virginia school system recently encouraged students to participate in International Walk to School Day on October 8th. Students, parents, and teachers of schools around the Richmond area were all invited to partake in the event and learn about how exercise is beneficial. The activities of the day involved showing students the importance of pedestrian safety as well as a safe walking route to school. Promoting physical activity and good health was another intention of the day. Linwood Holton Elementary School of Richmond hosted a Mini-wellness Fair in addition to the day’s activities to teach students how to create healthy lifestyles.
All parents should teach their children the importance of caring for their feet. If your child needs foot treatment, see podiatrist Dr. Mark Landry of Kansas. Dr. Landry will care for your child’s foot needs.
How to Keep Your Child’s Feet Healthy
Throughout childhood, it is very crucial for children to have and maintain good health and proper care of their feet. With good foot health starting at an early age, foot problems and diseases can be prevented in the future. As children continue to develop so do their feet, and require different techniques of care and maintenance.
Even though babies do not begin walking until later stages, their feet should be taken care of properly:
- Stay away from socks that are too tight for your baby’s feet. This can cause pain and allow less circulation
- Encourage your baby to move their feet as much as possible so they feel comfortable with them
When your baby begins to learn how to walk, do not panic if they are unsteady on their feet. Toddlers are just getting used to the way in which their feet work so wobbliness is completely acceptable.
When your child grows out of their toddler years, here are a few steps they should take to stay with good health within their feet:
- Practice proper hygiene with them
- Be observant of any injuries that might occur
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