Your challenge: Babies: Everyone wants to touch them and they want to touch everything. So, what’s a parent to do during cold and flu season? As adults with more developed immune systems, it’s easy to take for granted the natural defenses our bodies have against all the gunk we encounter on a daily basis.
The solution: For toddlers and babies who are still building up their natural immunities, a little more help is needed. With the option of staying at home from October to May not very practical, it’s key to find ways to protect your little one from big, bad germs.
Shopping cart cover: Some are big and cWhen you think about public surfaces that are constantly touched, shopping cart handles are sure to come to mind. You know, the same handles that babies are prone to licking while riding along through the grocery store. Put a clean barrier in their way with a shopping cart cover.
Keeping toys clean: Babies are not the most skilled at holding onto items—which can become problematic when they keep dropping their toys on dirty floors. Swap standard rattles and toys for ones with suction cup bases or that strap to their wrists to keep baby happy and healthy while the family is out and about.
Visitors at home: Let’s be honest, most visitors come to your house to see the baby these days—but that can be a bit tricky when you’re wary of germs. Create a bit of space between your baby and visitors by with a bouncer or swing that can be used until you conveniently suggest your visitor wash their hands.
Don’t forget about toys while cleaning: While giving your house a good scrub, don’t overlook all of baby’s toys. Many soft items can be sent through the wash while others can be treated with a safe disinfectant before baby decides to chew on them again.
Tiny Tip: One of the best ways to keep baby healthy is to keep yourself healthy!
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