How to protect your children during the monsoons
Here are some of our favorite tips for making the most of the rainy season while keeping your child protected from insects and diseases in the monsoons.
As monsoon season approaches, this is for sure that we all can’t wait to enjoy a steaming cup of tea with crispy fritters (pakoda). However, remember that this is also the time where we all will see insects in large numbers. It is significant for we all have to protect our little one from insects that can bite our children and can sometimes result in dangerous conditions.
Follow are the key points that every parent must keep in mind while raising their children in the monsoon season: -
- Make your child wear full-length clothes, especially as the evening approaches. It is always best to make your baby wear a full sleeve night suit or t-shirt along with full-length pajamas and socks.
- Use anti-mosquito gels, etc in your home. There are also mosquito repellent patches available in the market that can be stuck on babies’ clothes.
- Only go to parks and areas with greenery when there is sunlight. Avoid going to these places in the darkness, as there may be insects and snakes at that time.
- Try and sleep in a mosquito net during the night. This will protect you and your child from any insects and both of you can have a peaceful sleep.
- Instead of low lying beds, prefer beds which have a minimum height of 25 inches, including bed frame and mattress.
- Don’t let any water collected within the vicinity of your residence, as it will likely become a breeding ground for various insects.
- Try to avoid crowded places as possible and keep baby bottles and baby food covered at all times. Insects are potential carriers of disease speeding germs; hence, it is necessary to avoid them contaminating food and water that you or your children going to eat.
- In forest areas and regions with more greenery, it is essential to be careful of reptiles animals majorly including scorpions, snakes, etc., especially in the rainy season. Make sure to save proof door and windows. Flycatchers and other such equipment can be purchased for the job.
- Last, but not the least, always be attentive enough as to what your child is up to. Look for symptoms and note down if you feel any swelling or itching in a particular area. Also, keep the number of your nearest hospital handy. Always have a first aid kit ready with all the required medical equipment and current medicines. Even be generally aware of common insects found near your area.