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Holiday Baby Safety

As the holiday season approaches, let’s investigate ways we can protect our littlest ones from getting sick, especially during flu season. Here are some very easy holiday baby safety tips you can follow:

Hand Hygiene: Regularly wash your hands with soap and water and ask visitors to do the same before holding your baby.

Limit close contact with sick individuals: Avoid exposing the baby to anyone who is displaying flu-like symptoms and encourage friends and family to reschedule visits if they are unwell.

Create a "no kissing" rule: While newborns are adorable, kissing them on the face, or hands can transmit germs. Gently ask friends and family outside of the home to avoid kissing your baby. We know it’s hard for siblings not to shower baby with kisses, so encourage them to kiss baby’s feet, rather than the hands or face.

Ventilate your home: Ensure good air circulation by opening windows and using air purifiers to reduce the concentration of indoor air pollutants.

Clean + Disinfect: Regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, and toys to reduce the risk of contamination.

Practice respiratory hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of germs.

Use hand sanitizers: Keep hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol content handy for use by visitors and family members.

Breastfeed if possible: If you're able to breastfeed, it can provide your baby with essential antibodies and boost their immune system.

Maintain a smoke-free environment: Avoid exposing your newborn to tobacco smoke, as it can weaken their respiratory system.

Dress your baby appropriately: Keep your baby warm, but don't overheat them, as this can make it easier for germs to spread. Layer their clothing and use lightweight blankets.

Limit public outings: Try to minimize your baby's exposure to crowded places during flu season, especially in the first few months of life.

Educate caregivers and family members: Ensure that anyone who cares for your baby understands the importance of flu prevention measures.

Monitor your baby's health closely and consult a pediatrician if any symptoms arise.

Follow your healthcare provider's guidance for your baby's specific needs.

Remember that while these precautions can help reduce the risk of flu transmission to your newborn, it's impossible to eliminate the risk.

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