Tempering procedures help strengthen the child's nervous system, contribute to the development of bones and muscles, stimulate the metabolism, improve functioning of internal organs. Children worse perceive the influence of pathogenic factors.

Most of the hardening agent are quite affordable and simple. Adhering to the basic principles of hardening, can achieve good effect:

procedures conduct a systematic manner;

it is necessary to consider the mood of the child, and the procedure is best done in the form of games;

- in all procedures time and temperature change gradually;

- hardening can be started at any age;

- prevent hypothermia of a child during procedures;

- when tempering avoid strong irritants such as too low temperatures or overheating in the sun;

- make sure you choose clothes and shoes – it should match the temperature and be made of natural materials and tissues;

- combine the tempering treatments, massage, exercise;

- tempering procedure is best done for the whole family at once.

Before you start tempering the child, be sure to get the advice of a pediatrician. Newborns can begin to temper from the age of 6-7 days. Apply procedures such as ventilation of the room, walking in the fresh air, air bath, sponging and pouring water.

For kids very easy to arrange a tempering procedure as air baths. While changing clothes, changing the baby is left to lie naked on the changing table – very young for 2-3 minutes, and by the age of 6 months duration adjusted to 15 minutes. The room temperature should be 20-25 degrees.

For the older children apply intensive methods of hardening, which mean a brief body contact with cold air, snow or ice water. They are held in combination with traditional and contrasting treatments (foot baths, cold sponging, shower, bath).

Children older than two years can be contrast perfusion stop. Two pelvis water is poured to such a level that it reached mid-Shin. In a basin, the water temperature should be 38-40 degrees, the other in the first few days at 4-5 degrees below. The child show that he lowered feet first into a basin with more hot water and there was a chat of 2-3 minutes, then for half a minute would shift the feet in the other basin. To change 5-6 times. The procedure should be daily. The temperature of the water in the second basin every 5 days should be reduced on 1-2 degrees, and so to bring it to 17-12 degrees.