Indoor Care For Babies During Monsoons
If you have an infant at home, you need to have a fool proof indoor care for him. Below tips will help you keep your baby safe from monsoons:
Clean baby, healthy baby: Babies could sweat a lot because of humidity in the atmosphere. Wipe your baby with a clean cloth, and do check his neck, underarms, ears, private areas, and other places for any fungal or skin infections
Maintain food hygiene: If your baby has started to eat solids, make sure that he is always given fresh food to eat. Use boiled and cooled water to mix in his formula. Wash the baby’s feeding utilities with boiled water. A kitchen geyser would really help!
Wash hands: Every time you change your baby, and before feeding, make sure you wash your hands with a disinfectant. If your baby is eating solids, keep his hands clean at the onset and end of a meal. Cut the nails short so that nothing goes in the mouth
Dress them warm: Infants or new-borns need to change quite often – especially nappies. During rainy season it becomes difficult to completely dry their clothes, some amount of moisture remains on them. Even little moisture laden clothes can send chill waves to the baby – never dress the little one in them. Iron such clothes to make them warm and dry before you dress your baby in these
Dress right: Weather changes often during monsoon. At times, there is humidity in the environment, the next hour it becomes cold due to rains. Have her wear dresses made of cotton fabric during humidity and go for semi –woollen sort of fabric when it’s cold
Change the nappy: You need to check baby’s nappy very frequently during rainy season as infants pee comparatively more during rains. A wet diaper can make your baby feel cold, and can also provide a breeding place for bacteria. Take care to change the nappy very frequently, lest your baby develops rashes. Also give your baby some nappy free time
Safeguard from mosquitoes: Mosquito bites are very harmful for babies so use mosquito nets to keep them safe. Dress them in long pants and full sleeved top to prevent them from mosquito or other insect bites. You can use natural mosquito repellents as well
At the hint of an infection: If you see any symptom of viral in your baby like fever, sneezing, joint pain (which is difficult to find out in infants), contact your pediatrician. Keep your baby away from those who are already suffering from viral or cough and cold, to avoid infections
Eat healthy if you breastfeed: Breast-milk contains important antibodies that help to strengthen the baby’s immune system. A baby should be breastfed till atleast 6 months of age. If you are eating healthy, the baby will largely benefit
Keep the home clean: Check that there is no stagnant water in or around the house. Get the drains cleaned, and all electrical loose fittings done properly. With all this, keep your surrounding and home clean not to let mosquito breed around which could cause many diseases. Make sure there are no leakages at the roof or room walls
Keep some medicines at home like infant nasal spray, Vicks balm, syrup for fever (as suggested by your baby’s doctor). A ready medical kit can come handy if the need arises.
Use antiseptic liquids while washing your kid’s clothes & while cleaning the house.
Outdoor Care For Babies During Monsoons
Changing seasons can cause your little one to fall sick. You should try not to venture out until the weather stabilizes, but if you have to, the following tips will come in handy:
Avoid the showers
Carry water and food
Ensure vaccinations are up-to-date
For a toddler who wants to play outside, dress him in full clothes and apply some mosquito repellents to keep him safe from insects
Avoid crowded places
Keep your surroundings clean