As people adopt social distancing measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, every mom should know that newborns are most prone to infections as their immune system is still developing, and hence, they should be protected from infection-causing germs and bacteria.
Simple tips like washing your hands before feeding your baby, after changing a nappy, after touching pets or any surface and not mixing baby's clothes with that of any adult's can go a long way in protecting your baby from infections, health experts said. Washing your hands properly and regularly for a minimum of 20 seconds with water and soap is essential to remove harmful bacteria and germs, Dr. Prathibha said. It is equally important to encourage your toddler to wash hands. Keep a sanitizer with you at all times, just in case you do not have the option to wash your hands.
While your baby is playing, crawling, or running, she comes in contact with floor surfaces and almost everything in the house. This exposes her to all kinds of bacteria. Therefore, make sure to clean surfaces with disinfectants, the ayurveda expert advised. Be careful while taking care of your kids during coronavirus outbreak.