Send elder brother to kindergarten, heard a mother discuss that the weather is cooler in the morning and evening recently, has paid great attention to add clothes to the baby, but the baby still has a cold, very worried!
With two children at home, mother fan naturally hopes to find some simple ways to do a good job in preventing the baby from catching a cold.
Today, I’d like to share with you six tips for preventing colds. Moms should match them one by one to see what they have done well?
1. Increase or decrease clothes appropriately
Many parents are afraid that the baby will catch cold, they will put on more clothes for their children. However, after playing, the baby often sweats. After sweating, the clothes are wet, and when the wind blows again, the baby is easy to catch cold.
Therefore, parents should properly add or remove clothes for the baby. If the baby is sweating, dry it in time and change the clothes.
Judging whether the baby is wearing enough, parents often touch their hands and feet. If they feel the baby’s hands and feet are cold, they worry about whether the baby is wearing less.
In fact, it is not reliable to judge whether the baby is warm or cold. You should touch the back of the baby’s neck and vest. If the skin feels warm and dry, it means that the baby is dressed properly; if it is wet and sweaty, it means that you should reduce clothes if you wear too much; if you feel cold, you should add clothes.
This is because the blood flow distribution of the baby is concentrated in the trunk and viscera, while the limbs are less, which makes the blood circulation of the hands and feet far away from the heart relatively poor, so the baby is prone to cold hands and feet.
2. Wash hands frequently
Not only should the baby wash his hands frequently, but also the parents who take care of the baby.
Because the adult’s resistance is relatively strong, many times even if exposed to the bacteria will not be sick, but the baby is not the same.
So mom and Dad had better do this:
After going home, wash hands, change clothes and gargle before touching the baby.
Especially in the pro baby before, it is best to gargle with light salt water first, as well as clean the nasal cavity, to avoid the germs in the mouth and nose to the baby.
For the baby, it is necessary to wash hands before eating and after going out, and don’t let the baby put his hands into his mouth after catching objects.
3. Indoor ventilation
Parents should not think that the outside environment is not good, dust, so close the doors and windows of the house tightly, this situation is more likely to get sick.
Doctors said that whether the bacteria cause disease depends on the concentration of the bacteria, not the type. If you do not often open the window ventilation, the concentration of bacteria in the home will be far higher than outdoor, the baby is easy to get sick.
4. Reasonable diet
Baby’s diet should adhere to the principle of balanced and diversified, avoid partial food, picky food.
Some parents think that the baby’s breakfast does not need to be as grand as noon and evening, simple is good, this view is also wrong. The baby should have a good breakfast, in order to provide enough calories, you can prepare egg yolk and other high nutrition, high protein, high calorie food for the baby.
Drinking more water is good for expelling toxins and preventing colds. After the baby begins to add complementary food, parents should consciously give him more water to cultivate the habit of drinking water.
5. Have a good time outdoors
When the weather is cold, the parents are afraid that the baby will catch cold, which greatly reduces the time of the baby’s outdoor activities. In fact, this is wrong.
In the healthy state of the baby, do a good job in keeping warm, let the baby go to outdoor activities is a good time to improve the baby’s ability to adapt to the environment.
It is generally recommended that babies under 1 year old should go out for activities 2-3 times a day in windless days, about 10 minutes each time. Children over 1 year old can exercise for about 1 hour every day, and children over 2 years old can greatly reduce the incidence of cold.
6. Avoid contact with infectious sources
When children or family members play with a cold, it is best to isolate them from the baby. In addition, if the baby has discomfort, even if the symptoms are not obvious, it is best to isolate at home, do not go out for play or visit relatives and friends, let the baby rest more quietly.