How To Avoid Exposure To The Virus In Infants Aged 4 Months?
good night, i have a 4 month old child, every saturday or sunday i go out with my husband and our children to shop and eat together. but lately I’m worried about the many diseases that start to appear so my husband and I wear masks when I get out, but I’m confused about how to protect my child too? Can 4 month old babies wear a mask? if you can what kind of mask should be used? Please inform 🙏🏻 Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Nowadays, indeed various types of infectious diseases are endemic, so we need to be more vigilant. Infants, whose immune systems are still relatively weak, are one of the groups at high risk of contracting the infection. Therefore, the protection that needs to be done to him must be stricter.
Here are some suggestions that can be done so that babies aged 4 months more immune to infectious diseases that are easily transmitted:
Give your baby enough milk; in breast milk there are a variety of immune components that can make the baby not easily get sick. Never give him extra food and drink other than breast milk, so that his milk intake is more awake Give the baby complete immunization (whether required by the government or not) according to the doctor's advice schedule baby's personal hygiene, including by diligently bathing him, brushing his teeth and cleaning his tongue, wearing clean clothes, washing his hands, and shortening his nails. Also keep the cleanliness of the environment around the baby, including by regularly sweeping and mopping the floor of the house, changing the curtains and spreynya regularly, vacuuming furniture susceptible to dust, clean the air conditioner or the fan in the sun in the morning sun (before 9 o'clock in the morning) and evening (after 15 o'clock) Limit carrying infants (under 1 year) out of the house in a crowded place, unless urgent ; for example if you often shop and eat out, maybe you can work around this by managing your and your husband's shopping schedule (to be carried out alternately), and cooking more often at home for the good of your own baby Make sure everyone who wants to contact the baby (especially who kisses and takes care of their daily needs) are clean, well dressed, are not having an infectious disease, and always wash their hands before contact with the baby. Masks for 4-month-old babies are still very difficult to obtain, and if there are any, then the possibility the baby will feel uncomfortable when wearing it. However, if the conditions are urgent, and your baby is required to go to a crowded place (for example to the hospital for immunization), then you can protect it by placing it in a stroller equipped with a special cover so that you can minimize the risk of exposure to microorganisms and harmful substances from the outside.
You also need to know, that there are many types of diseases, and not all can be purely due to contracting. There are also diseases that are acquired from birth, arising from unhealthy eating patterns, lack of nutrition, malignancy, and so on. Therefore, even though it has optimally taken the protective measures above, it does not necessarily mean that your baby will be protected from all types of diseases. If then he appears to have certain health problems, immediately you consult him a doctor huh ..
That's all our explanation. For more details, please consult directly with your doctor or pediatrician.
I hope this helps.