Common cold In Babies-Precautions and Tips
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We hope you have gone through our first article which is about Cold and cough and its symptoms and also a few homes made remedies to cure it.
But, are we waiting to see our little ones to catch a cold and suffer with it… No, right?
As it is said… “Prevention is better than cure”. Let us see how can we prevent our babies to suffer from cold and cough.
- Try to keep your surroundings clean & dust free. During winter cover the child with Dettol washed sweater & head cap.
- Make sure breastfeeding mom is not suffering from cold. If so, cover your mouth with a mask while feeding the baby and wash your hand each time when you carry the baby.
[Remember through breastfeed common cold will never transfer to baby, it’s through inhaled air].
- For babies of 6 months and above provide plenty of vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables to boost immunity. [Our future blog says a lot about vitamin-rich recipes.]
Consult the doctor if you notice the following:
- If the child has a fever that lasts over 2 days & seems to be more tired than normal.
- If the child is getting dehydrated or vomiting repeatedly.
- The fever is up and down.
- Babies & toddlers begin to sound wheezy & secreting uncontrolled phlegm.
- If the child not feeding & reduced urine than normal.
- If they are unusually quiet.
- If the child wakes up frequently at night time.
- If the cold continued for more than 7 days.
- If the infant has constant ear pain or pulling at ears.
- If the child has skin rashes.
- If the child has a chronic or bark like cough?
General tips on giving medicine:
- If the infant has a fever, give Ibuprofen for pediatric use or consult a doctor what to keep in the medical kit in case of an emergency. (look for recommended dosages on the cover of a bottle or go as per doctor instruction).
- Don’t give any medicine to a baby younger than 4-month-old, unless your doctor suggests you to do so.
- Any medicines don’t give 5 doses in one day.
- Give the right dosage by reading the doctor’s prescription carefully.
So, this much for now. We hope, you have gone through the tips and would have felt relaxed for a while. Now, you are a step away to deal with cough and cold in your infants/toddlers. Thanks, MoMsters for loving your child more than yourself. We care for you. Any query please feel free to comment.
Happy caring !! 🙂