Thursday, June 20, 2013

Protect Your Baby this Rainy Season

The rainy season brings a multitude of water-borne diseases that can affect your baby. Wearing warm clothing, avoiding cold drafts, applying body warming oil, waiting for wet hair to dry can help a lot. With a little care you can let your child enjoy this beautiful season and also keep him safe from illnesses.


Avoid dengue by cleaning or throwing away all potential breeding ground for mosquitoes. Make sure that your neighbourhood makes a concerted effort towards proper garbage disposal, keeping canals clean, with water running through them; otherwise mosquitoes can breed.
Viral infections
Ensure that you and your family are not in close contact with someone who is suffering from a viral infection or conjunctivitis. Children are especially vulnerable to weather changes and infections, so keep them at home for a few days if you know that their playmates are suffering from an illness. Cut their nails regularly and do not allow them to put their hands in their mouths. Make sure they wash their hands with soap before eating anything and after visiting the toilet.
Diarrhoeal diseases
Flooding, which commonly occurs during the rainy season, can contaminate water sources. Thus, ensure safety of your drinking water by boiling it to avoid diarrhoea.
Respiratory illnesses
Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing. Practice frequent hand washing with soap and water. Avoid crowded places where transmission of infection is highly probable.

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