It was a year back when my new neighbours got in. Like good neighbours we all met and introduced ourselves to each others. During that introduction session I saw their son. Thin little boy dressed in shots and T-shirt. “How cute is your son!” I said. So in which Kindergarten does he go? “Kindergarten!” exclaimed his mother. “He is in 1st grade.” “Oh, I’m sorry! He look younger.” I said. I changed the topic and left after some time.
It is saddening when you see your growing slower than others of his age. When I enquired about my the slow growth of my neighbour’s son, I came to know he doesn’t eat properly. I think this is the problem of most of the Indian mothers that their children doesn’t eat properly. Kids these days have become very choose-y, moody and their relationship with healthy food is not really good. Give them pizzas and burgers and they will be happy. Serve then spinach and chapatis and just look at their faces. And trust me no mother can force their kids to eat these things.
Improper eating habits of children cause growth problem in children. We see children thin and shorter than their age. It is not just that their the children look underage. Improper growth is a cause of concern. If your child is not growing, he or she is definitely unhealthy. Improper or bad eating habits causes lack of nutrition, which in turn leads to different health problem.
Less nutrition means less immunity. You will see such children falling sick often. Such is the case with my neighbour’s son. There is always a greater chance for such children to get various diseases. A sick child will miss its school often which will affect its academic growth as well. You may also see concentration problem in them.
Apart from this your child will also be less active. You may see them sitting on a bench while other children of the same age running and playing in the garden.
Lack of nutrition and slow growth cause many problem in a child. These problems will have a long-term impact. A child with low growth will grow up as a thin and short. This will raise a different issue to deal with. As a short and underweight adult he will feel inconfident. He will become a shy, introvert person. His inferiority complex will cause different psychological illnesses which will be difficult to handle and treated. We all know, it is easy to deal with physical problems but psychological problems are a way more difficult to handle.
Looking at all the disadvantages of slow growth, it is therefore important to catch up on lost growth before it is too late. That is where Horlicks Growth+ come into picture.
Horlicks Growth+ is a specialized nutrition product designed by international pediatric experts for children in age group of 3-9 years who are lagging behind in height and weight. It contains high quality whey protein with added nutrients that are known to enable children to catch up on lost growth. It has been clinically proven for visible growth in children in 6 months.
So now you know what you need to do if you see your child growing slower than the rest of his age. I believe every little problem in childhood needs to be address quickly. As it is said, “A stitch in time saves nine.” So that the right step and the right time. Give Horlicks Growth+ to your child and catch up the lost growth!
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