As a new parent, you need to know all sorts of things in order to keep your baby healthy. Babies are very sensitive and they are more likely to catch a cold than an adult, so preventing your baby from becoming sick it’s the best solution. After all, we all know that a healthy baby is a happy baby, so let’s see how you can keep them strong during the entire year.
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Increase the Baby’s Immunity
Every baby needs to have a healthy immune system in order to be able to fight the germs or bacteria. During the breastfeeding period, the baby will take all the necessary vitamins and minerals from their mother, so their immune system won’t be affected too much. The problem comes when the baby starts eating solid food because their immunity level will be influenced by the foods they eat. Therefore, it’s better to make sure that they receive all the nourishment they need by giving them healthy and diversified food. At the same time, you can also help them with natural supplements that are specially made for babies and are meant to increase their immunity level.
Wash the Baby’s Hands
In general, little babies tend to place their hands in their mouths or rub their eyes or nose very often. This habit may easily lead to catching a cold because they can ingest germs and bacteria from all sorts of things they get in contact with. In this case, the best thing you can do in order to diminish the chances of becoming sick is to wash the baby’s hands as often as you can. Also, not only the baby should have clean hands, but all the family members, so make sure that you wash your hands after you change their diaper or before you prepare them the meal.
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Get the Baby Vaccinated
Getting the baby vaccinated is one of the simplest and surest ways to make sure that your baby won’t catch a cold. It’s very important to always respect the vaccination schedule and additionally to get a flu shot every year after the baby is six months old.
Place a Humidifier in the Baby’s Room
A humidifier will also be helpful in order to prevent flu germs from developing and surviving within the baby’s room. Specialists say that if we maintain an ideal indoor humidity level, the flu viruses from the air will be highly reduced. Therefore, make sure the indoor humidity level is always between 40-60 %, especially in your baby’s room, so no germs and bacteria can affect them.