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how to take care babies during monsoon season

How to take care babies during monsoon season

As we are gearing up for the rainy season, it brings a much-needed respite from the humid heat, parents need to be extra cautious with bacteria and dirt, from leaking pipes, wet walls, wet umbrellas, greasy shoes, wet clothes that carry on. Meanwhile, the air remains loaded with moisture, which leads to various fungal and bacterial growths inside the house.

Newborn babies are most sensible to falling sick during this time. It's a good practice if parents sanitize their hands with anti-bacterial agents before touching the baby when they come from outside.

Keep your baby away from anyone who is ill. Use effective but safe mosquito repellents, Consult your pediatrician at the earliest if your baby catches cold or mild fever as we all know prevention is better than cure. Here are some more useful tips to safeguard your baby from monsoons adversity this season:

KEEP YOUR CHAMPS CLEAN AND HAPPY

clean and happy

Give your baby a daily bath or sponging. Clean the underarms, neck, genitals and other folds and creases of the body thoroughly. It’s very good to go with pre-bath oil massages to increase blood circulation. Use a fresh towel to gently pat your baby dry. Pay extra attention to skincare as at this early stage it is significant to the babies development.

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COVER WITH LIGHT CLOTHING

baby clothes

It is usually hot and humid even during the rainy season, so make sure your baby is well covered in cotton-wear when outside. At home use light cotton cloths so that they are not completely exposed.

While sleeping at night, you can go with complete soft cotton clothing for them. Never put wet clothes on a baby.

Always make sure that you’re drying wet clothes under the sun for three to four hours. Wearing wet clothes can lead to fungal infection on the baby’s skin.

GIVE YOUR BABY DIAPER BREAKS

baby diaper

We all know that diapers are very close to new-gen mother’s nevertheless, make sure that your baby gets frequent diaper breaks.

While it’s highly recommended to use diapers while outdoors, It's advisable not to use diapers when you’re in the home.

If you find rashes caused by diapers, Use wipes clean that area and use recommended ointment or cream suggested by your doctor.

MAINTAIN A PLEASANT ROOM TEMPERATURE

MAINTAIN A PLEASANT ROOM TEMPERATURE

We all know that diapers are very close to new-gen mother’s nevertheless, make sure that your baby gets frequent diaper breaks.

While it’s highly recommended to use diapers while outdoors, It's advisable not to use diapers when you’re in the home.

If you find rashes caused by diapers, Use wipes clean that area and use recommended ointment or cream suggested by your >doctor.

BOILED WATER IS A MUST

boiled water

Proper hydration is a must for the baby, but don’t forget to boil the water first before cooling it. Cool down the boiled water and keep it stored for cooking solid food for your infant.

If your baby is still on formula food, then use this purified water to prepare it. Give them some juice and pulp of some fruits.

To maximize proteins in their diet use soya, pulses, whole white eggs will be a good choice.

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