Health tips to Protect baby in Rainy season

July 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Baby Tips

Health tips to Protect baby in Rainy seasonRainy season brings in nostalgic memories of our childhood days. The fun we had in the rain and how our parents warned us not to get wet again. They ensured we carried our raincoats, umbrellas always to avoid getting wet and falling sick. Dad always ensured the nets were tucked to prevent mosquito bites and associated illness.

Rainy season also reminds us of several crawling bugs and insects. There is greenery and colorful flowers all over. This is the time when planting takes place in the garden. Common sight of vendors with clay pots and fresh plants in the hand pulled trolleys.

With the arrival of monsoon many unfavorable diseases also set in. Diseases like jaundice, typhoid, cholera and other gastrointestinal infections also develop during this time. Common cold and cough among kids and elders is a common sight during rainy season. Babies are the ones who are prone to these diseases as the immunity is low and they are also much more exposed to the microorganisms than adults.

Following are some of the health tips which can protect the health of child during the rainy season.

    • Children are highly prone to infections during rainy seasons. These infections are caused mainly due to fungal and bacterial infections. During rainy season these microorganisms get favorable environment to grow so proper care is required for the small babies. Ensure to bathe your little one at least once a day to keep her healthy. After the bath make sure that you wipe your child’s body with a cotton absorbent towel.
    • Restrict your child from having outside food especially the ones sold by roadside vendors. This season is odd as it attracts infections due to improper hygiene conditions of the surroundings.
    • Water should be filtered and then consumed. For small babies boil and cool water and then ensure storage is also maintained. Special care has to be taken for the water intake. Avoid outside water, carry a bottle of water when you plan going out with the baby.
    • Make sure the kids do not play in stagnant and polluted water as it may lead to skin infections and other illnesses too.
    • Give your child light and easy to digest food during monsoons. Basic reason is that the digestive system is weak during this time of the year and spicy/ oily foods can lead to digestion problems.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly using a sanitizer before handling the food, feeding the baby. Make sure that your child is washing their hands before the consumption of food.
  • Flies will be high in the external environment therefore make sure that all cooked food is covered so that the flies and other insects do not infect it.
  • Avoid raw foods and always serve the kids freshly made food. Soups, stews and stir fried or baked vegetables are the good options to use during these seasons. If food is refrigerated ensure thawing and properly heating prior to serving.
  • Nails are a major source of bacterial infection. Therefore trim nails on time and avoid the habit of nail biting in children; this may give rise to the infectious diseases.
  • Ensure baby’s clothes are dried sufficiently. Damp clothes also lead to skin infections. The sunlight will be scanty during rainy season and it may not be possible to dry all clothes in the sun. Make sure to iron them.
  • Make sure baby is covered well when you plan to take her out in unavoidable circumstances.Health tips to Protect baby in Rainy season
  • Diseases like malaria, dengue are very common during this season. So wearing the full body clothes can help you to protect the child from these problems.
  • Usage of mosquito net is mandatory, this will keep away from malaria, dengue and other allergies.
  • Wipe floor at least twice a day with a germ free solution. Avoid strong chemicals and disinfectants at home.
  • Ensure footwear is cleaned timely and removed at the entry to avoid carrying germs into the house.

Keep your premises clean and hygienic so that the infectious organisms do not harm you and your family.

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