The situation of the Corona (COVID-19) epidemic is becoming more and more complicated, parents need to pay attention to the following measures to effectively protect and care for children at home.
1. Limit contact
Actions such as hugging and kissing children can expose children to saliva droplets from carriers, even though they have not shown signs of illness such as cough or fever. Therefore, parents need to limit their children’s acceptance of such actions. Parents should limit their children to crowded places, try to arrange time to play and study with them at home.
2. Keep it clean
To reduce the risk of Corona infection (COVID-19), to take better care of children, parents need to ensure the cleanliness of the surrounding environment. Children’s living areas must be disinfected and cleaned regularly. In addition, parents can limit the risk of infection due to surface contact by cleaning their baby’s items, toys, high-touch areas such as doorknobs, alcohol or solvents should be used. Antibacterial solution to eliminate the maximum amount of viruses and bacteria attached.
At the same time, keeping personal hygiene is also an important measure for effective child care. Parents need to wash their children’s hands often. For older children, parents need to set an example and build the habit of washing their hands after going out to play or coming home from outside, before and after eating. You can let your baby gargle with salt water or specialized mouthwashes to clean the throat. In addition, it is also important to keep the baby warm. When the weather turns cold, parents always pay attention to let the baby dress warm enough, wear socks, gloves, scarf and especially wear a mask when going out.
3. Proper nutrition, healthy lifestyle
In order to increase children’s resistance and make them healthier, parents need to ensure that their children have a complete, reasonable diet and a healthy lifestyle, specifically:
Give your child enough water to drink
Add protein-rich foods: eggs, meat, fish,… to increase children’s resistance.
Enhancing zinc-rich foods such as shrimp, crab, animal liver, beef, cereals… not only provides adequate zinc for the body, but also helps increase children’s resistance, helping children against pathogenic viruses.
Supplementing with vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins C and E helps strengthen the immune system, help laxatives, and avoid constipation in children.
Parents also need to practice for their baby a healthy lifestyle: make sure the baby gets enough sleep, on time; exercise the body regularly; Sunbathe to absorb vitamin D,…