Most of the problems that can affect a
child's hips or cause a child to limp cannot be prevented. The following tips
can help keep your child's bones healthy and strong.
Keep bones strong
Have your child eat a nutritious diet with
vitamin D, which helps his or her body absorb calcium.
Calcium is found in dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt; dark
green, leafy vegetables, such as broccoli; and other foods.
your child stay active. Play and sports are good ways for your child to
Do not give your child caffeine, such as in soda pop.
This may increase calcium loss from his or her body.