Can creating healthy lifestyle habits actually be fun for your kids? Well thanks to Disney it can. We’re happy to announce that we’ve partnered with Disney Living to bring you 12 weeks of challenges that will hopefully assist and inspire you to make healthy changes for your children. During the process we’ll share great information (and products too) that can help you along the way.
This week we want to challenge you to make smart morning choices for your children. In our household mornings are essential. Hygiene and eating a good breakfast before heading out of the door are mandatory. To help really get this through to the kids we try to keep a strict routine. Wake up, wash up, brush your teeth, get dressed then eat before heading out to school.
Do you have a morning routine?
To make brushing fun you can let the kids pick out a fun toothbrush and their own toothpaste like the Disney Oral B Stages Toothbrush and Paste. Since we have two girls in the same age group we have to get them different characters or a fight breaks out LOL.
It may not seem like a big deal but making brushing fun and adventurous for your child instead of another duty that they hate to carry out can be an important part of helping them to establish healthy habits for the long haul.
Do your kids love or hate brushing?
Now answer me this, are your kids eating healthy in the morning? If they are is it a struggle? Try healthy food products that kids love like Yogurt and fun fruit. Sometimes our girls aren’t hungry in the morning but we make them eat anyway. These types of small but healthy eating choices are great for starting their days and getting their brains the food power that it needs.
Also don’t forget a vitamin. Since school is back in your kids will be back at germ central aka daycare or elementary school. Vitamins can help your kids build up the nutrients they need to fight off illness. The good thing is that vitamins have gone new school. When I was a kid the vitamins looked like horse pills and tasted hard candy out of grandma’s purse. Now your kids can get vitamins in gummy form so you know they’ll gobble them up. Actually make sure you warn them that these are not their normal gummies and put in a daily limit :-).
Try these four tips to help your family make smart choices every day this week:
- Empower your kids to make their own smart choices by allowing them to pick their own cereal
- Create consistent routines for your kids like brushing their teeth at the same time each morning
- Try giving your kids a gummie vitamin to help them get the essential nutrients they need
- Help your kids get extra calcium and Vitamin D with a cup of yogurt
Will you take the challenge for this week? What is your morning routine?
You can visit the D-Lightful Living page on Disney Living Facebook to find out information on each weekly challenge including tips and information about relevant Disney-branded products to help succeed with each challenge. You can also follow Disney Living on Twitter.
Disclaimer: We are blog ambassadors for Disney Living. In return for the work, time and effort that is required to be an ambassador for the brand we are compensated (these kids cost money) and have received products for review. This in no way influences any product reviews or recommendations. If we don’t use it for our kids we won’t ask you to use it for yours.