With the number of infected people with coronavirus and deaths increasing all over the world, you are probably wondering what you can do to better protect your baby from getting infected.
It’s quite understandable that parents are worried about maintaining their children safe. And in what comes to babies, it’s even more important to look out for them. After all, they don’t talk or can’t express themselves in an easy way.
Dealing With Coronavirus With A Baby
One of the things that you need to know about COVID-19 is that the symptoms in both adults and children are very similar. Nevertheless, and up until now, the good news is that most children with COVID-19 usually show mild symptoms.
There’s no question that in order to prevent your baby (and yourself) from getting infected with coronavirus, you should follow the guidelines established by the World Health Organization.
While according to what has been observed, it’s quite rare for babies and children to get infected as well as to have the need to go to the hospital due to the coronavirus, it is always best to prevent than to be sorry.
#1: Good Hand Hygiene:
One of the most popular guidelines that you should follow is regarded with maintaining good hand hygiene. This implies washing your hands frequently throughout the day with running water and soap. As you wash your hands, you should also make sure that you wash your baby’s hands as well. Remember that a lot of babies love to put their hands on the mouth.
#2: Keep Your Baby’s Toys Always Cleaned:
Babies really don’t know what they do. It is your job as a parent to look after him and ensure that he is safe all the time. So, if your baby has the habit of putting his toys on or around his mouth, it will be quite impossible to make him stop. So, you should make sure that his toys are cleaned and disinfected.
#3: Stop The Kissing And Hugging:
While most countries and local governments are advising people to maintain social distancing, this may be a bit hard to comply with when you have babies or small children. After all, they are used to their own routines and this involves going to school every day. So, you may want to pick an hour that is less crowded to take your baby and small children out for some fresh air and release all that accumulated tension.
In case you happen to meet with someone, make sure that you don’t allow no one to get near your kids. Just try to maintain the distance. In case the person is trying to kiss your children or give them a hand-shake, don’t allow it. Many people are already infected with coronavirus and they don’t show any symptoms yet.
Dealing with coronavirus with a baby isn’t easy but it doesn’t need to be hard either. Just try to maintain yourself as calm as you can and maintain the routines you can. Make sure that you also introduce these little changes we just mentioned above to ensure that you keep your baby safe.
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