Most of the children from 80’s and 90’s must have played with mud as that time parents were not that sensitive and wanted their child to be rough and tough. However with time things have changed a lot and small kids are raised with too much of pampering.
No doubt germs and dirt are unhealthy for kids but recently some studies have proved that its healthy for the small kids to play with mud.
A study has stated that“organisms like the millions of bacteria, viruses and especially worms that enter the body along with ‘dirt’ spur the development of a healthy immune system. Worms may help to redirect an immune system that has gone awry and resulted in autoimmune disorders, allergies and asthma.
It has also been found that children living in extra clean area are more prone to immune system disorders like multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma and allergies.
We all must ask kids to maintain hygiene but in limits and give them some space and also let them do what they want because it also gives energy to fight with the problems.
According to Dr. Ruebush, “most of these micro-organisms cause no problem, and many, like the ones that normally live in the digestive tract and produce life-sustaining nutrients, are essential to good health.”
According to the reports parents should not freak out on little things and by cleaning hands in every 5 minutes with sanitizer or taking bath thrice in a day will not make him healthier.
So, try to be relax and let your kids be little free.