WAYS TO PROTECT BABIES OR INFANTS FROM COVID-19
Children of all ages can become a victim of COVID-19. Moreover, COVID-19 can be spread from babies or infant to adults or teenagers. The difference between adult and babies on infecting COVID-19 is that their symptoms will be milder compare to adults. Some infected children may not have any signs of being sick at all.
Babies with certain underlying conditions (serious illness, obesity , etc) might have a higher chances of getting infected as adult. According to statistic, babies are less likely to get hospitalize. However, if they are hospitalize, they need to be treated in the intensive care unit as often as hospitalized adults. Babies under 1 years old appear to be having a higher risk of getting infected by COVID-19 because of immature immune system and smaller airways.
Therefore, it is important to prevent babies from OVID-19 infection.
What are the ways to protect babies or infants from COVID-19?
1. Breastfeeding habit
Breastfeeding will spread COVID-19 viruses to your babies with an high infection rate. It is important to have a hygienic breastfeeding habit for moms. There are several things mommy can do to avoid spreading viruses while breastfeeding.
Washing your hands is a basic steps even without COVID-19 appearance. Other than that,mommy could wear a cloth to cover their face while breastfeeding. Lastly, breastfeeding equipment such as pump or bottle should be clean and sterilize before and after using it.
2. Social distancing
Parents should let their children practice social distancing. This might seems funny but other babies or infant might spread viruses too if they are infected. As we mentioned form before, babies or infants have immature immune system, therefore, it is easier for a baby to spread the virus to another baby.
Parents should ensure that children limit their close contact with children and adults who has a vulnerable health condition.
3. Prepare for your child's heath care provider
As we mentioned previously, a baby and infant will have mild symptoms compare to adults. Therefore, visiting a child health care provider is important to identify the symptoms.
Other than that, parents should make an appointment on child vaccinations to avoid crowded period. Parents should consider this factor based on the situation in the community.
If parents suspect that your child has COVID-19 symptoms, make sure you notify your child's health care provider for preparation purposes.
Parents should disinfect common surfaces that are frequently touch. This is because babies or infant often chew their hands that might contain viruses. It is impossible to teach your kids not to chew their hands, therefore parents should do their best by disinfecting every common are that the baby or infant might touch.
Although nowadays there are lots of disinfection tools, parents should choose the disinfectant tools that will not be harmful to a baby. Baby skin is more sensitive compare to adults. A pure ethanol disinfectant spray is suitable for babies as it is made by organic compound (sugarcane fermentation).
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As babies are not aware of the prevention of COVID-19. Therefore parents should help their children to keep a safe and hygienic environment. Other than disinfection, another way of keep safe is sterilization.
Sterilization is a process that eliminate germs with UVC light that came from sunlight. Sterilization process does not require any harmful chemical substance. It is suitable to sterilize toys, housewares or kitchenware. However, UVC light may be harmful if there is any direct exposure towards skin and eyes.
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