Published on June 24th, 20141
5 ways to protect your child this monsoon
There are many ways you can keep your child safe and protected this monsoon season. We’re listing five easy tips.
The rainy season heralds the arrival of freshness and along with it a number of common infections. It is a season when children love to spend most of their time outside playing in the rain. However, don’t forget the rains also create a conducive habitat for infectious bacteria and germs. This is the reason why visits to the pediatrician goes up during the rainy season. By taking simple preventive measures, you can safeguard your child’s health and save time, efforts and money.
Five tips for your child’s healthy monsoon:
1. Rain gear
Buy a proper rain coat and boots for your kids to wear during the rainy season. Make sure your kids carry the rain gear whenever stepping out of the house. The rain boots will do a better job of protecting children’s feet from bacteria.
2. No water containers
The cases of malaria rise during the rainy season. The reason for this is that water containers make perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Hence, if you have empty buckets or tires lying around, get rid of them as soon as possible. If you are into rain water harvesting, you should make sure that the water holders are regularly cleaned and not stale. You can ward off dengue and malaria by taking these simple yet effective precautions.
3. Sleep well
During the rains, some children will find it difficult to sleep due to the constant thunder. Help them relax with some organic diffuser oils that help them ease into a comfortable sleep. You can take the help of relaxing eye pillows to cover their eyes from lightning. There are many retailers who specialise in quality materials at reasonable prices.
4. Clean water
The chances of water pollution increase tremendously during the rainy season. Hence, you should undertake measures that ensure that the water consumed for drinking is pure at all times. Methods like boiling, chlorine treatment and filtration are all effective ways to treat water. Ensure that your child does not consume water through external sources. By taking simple steps, you can prevent diarrhea, dysentery and other water borne diseases.
5. Proper washing
Proper and thorough body wash is necessary during the rainy season. Use a scrubber to clean your child’s body and remove all the mud, dirt and grime. You can also use an organic foot scrubber to clean their feet and prevent spread of bacteria, germs and dirt.
The listed tips can help keep the rain borne diseases at bay and protect your child’s health.
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