After days of scorching sun and hot summer loo finally, it’s monsoon time. It’s raining everywhere and the atmosphere has become cool and pleasant. It’s extremely soothing to enjoy the rain, but continuous rain, humid weather can bring illness. As rainy humid season may cause cold, cough, flu, infections to little babies. Because of continue or heavy rain atmosphere becomes moist, humid. And it boosts the growth of illness-causing germs. Young babies have low immunity and are more prone to infections or illness. It’s always better to take precautions after the weather change. Here are some quick and easy ways to take care of your little baby during monsoon.
6 Tips for taking care of your baby during monsoon :
Monsoon is the season of water born diseases. Because of continuous rains drinking water from tap might get contaminate/ polluted. So be very careful with the drinking water. So always take care of your baby’s drinking water. Boiling helps to kill bacteria so boil water and let it cool down to room temperature. Pour this water into a bottle and give this boiled and cooled water to your baby. If you are going out always carry your baby’s water bottle. If you are giving formula milk to your baby then use this same water for making formula milk.
(If your baby is older than 6 months and already taking solids) Digestion may become slow during the rainy season. Give only freshly cooked, easy to digest food to your baby.E.g.Vegetable soups, khichadi, rice kanji, semolina kanji. Make sure to clean and wash the vegetables, fruits properly.
or bathing your baby use antiseptic soap or liquid. (Detol drops in bathing water helps to kill bacteria ).During rainy season baby’s skin may become dry, apply baby moisturizer twice a day to protect her skin.
4. Protection from Mosquitoes:
During rainy season because of the humid, moist weather mosquitoes grow. Mosquito bites may cause disease like Malaria. Use anti-mosquito liquidators at home for protection against mosquitoes. While going out cover your baby properly.
5. Baby Clothes:
Though it’s not wintering the temperature will be on the lower side. Use full cotton pant,shirts, full rompers to cover your baby completely. Keep your baby warm. as baby may get cold and cough. Make sure all baby clothes including bedding are cleanly washed and dried. Pour few drops of detol in water while rinsing clothes.Parent/ caregivers clothes should always be clean while carrying ba aby.
6. House hygiene :
B abies love to play ,c rawl, jump so always keep your house clean. It will help to keep mosquitoes, flies, insects and dirt away. Pour few drops of detol in the water and sweep your house floor using this water. Keep two camphor bricks in one bowl in your window. And pour two drops of eucalyptus oil on it. It prevents mosquitoes and other insects from entering the house. Always carry a small umbrella, rain coat to cover your baby, if you are going out.
Have a happy rainy season with your little one. Please provide your feedbacks and suggestions in the comment box below.