As a parent, you want to do everything you can to protect your child. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has brought with it new challenges for families across the globe.
The second wave of the coronavirus has become a significant cause for concern for India, as we continue into the second year of the pandemic, but now, even children are getting affected by the new mutations of the virus circulating across the country.
Take care yourself and your child it’s essentially very simple and remain the same . It is our duty to protect our little ones from the second wave of the coronavirus.
Some tips mentioned below:
The first thing is about washing hands, simply wash your hands about 20 seconds with soap and water. I am not agree to all about hand sanitizers , sanitizers definitely you can use when you have no access to soap and water , simplest easiest soap and water 20 seconds.
The second important thing is the moment you step out of your house for any reason wear the mask, then what kind of mask? so many kinds are there any mask is going to do the job, most of you try to pull it down from the nose don’t do that till you come back and wash your hands at home, don’t touch anywhere the face, nose, eyes, mouth particularly proper wash your hands before you touch yourself.
Third important thing physical distancing maintain at least 6 feet distance when you enter any public place .
The fourth one is whenever you sneeze or cough if you have your mask o that’s safe thing you’re not transmitting your droplets outwards but then make it habit, teach your children to cough and sneeze into their elbow and not openly.
Some reports suggest that infant under 1 year and those under madical condition might be at a higher risk of serious illness from Covid 19 then other children.
Symptoms of Covid 19 in children :
The most common symptoms that have been observed in kids include the following:
- Runny nose
- Loss of smells and taste
- A sore throat
These symptoms have also been reported in some children. Children with certain laying medical conditions, such as chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, serious heart condition, or weak immune systems, might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
CDC (Centers for disease control and prevention) recommend that every 2 years and above age child wear face cloth mask covering that cover their nose and mouth when they are out in the community.
- Because of the danger of suffocation, do not put face cloth covering on babies or children below 2years.
- Plastic face shields for newborns and infants are not recommended. An infant face shield could increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome(SIDS) or accidental suffocation.
Children Routine vaccination visit during COVID-19:
Ideally, the newborn visits should be done in person so that your pediatric healthcare providers can check your baby’s growth and feeding. Checks for your baby’s jaundice makes sure your baby’s newborn screening tests were done and gets any repeat or follow-up testing.
Vaccines are the most important part of keeping your child healthy, especially if your child is under 2 years old of age. Vaccines help provide immunity before being exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.
Coping with stress:
Pandemic can be stressful for everyone. Coping successful with stress will make you ,the people you care about and your community stronger.
Talk with your children about the pandemic ,it is important to try to stay calm and to give your children information that is harmful and appropriate for their ages and development levels . Children respond differently to stressful situations than adults .