People are still studying and learning more about COVID-19 as it continues to spread widely, as well as the many strategies to protect themselves against it, such as physical separation, hand washing, and wearing a face mask in public settings. While adults adhere to these precautions, parents may be concerned about how to care for babies in the middle of the epidemic. If you’re a new mom, you’re probably worried about your baby’s health in the midst of this pandemic. Even if no one in your family has been diagnosed with this condition, make sure you take all required precautions to keep your child safe. Don’t worry, Ziqitza is there to help you, and here are some basic things you can take to keep your infant healthy and robust.
1. Maintain proper hygiene and sanitation
Before contacting the infant or his/her things, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or massage your hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer. Babies under the age of two should not wear a mask since their airways are narrower and breathing through a fabric covering is difficult. Before handling anything or attending to the infant, make sure anyone entering your home wears a protective face mask and sanitizes their hands (if necessary). Before making the baby’s meal, make sure to follow all safety precautions. Stay informed and only seek information on the most recent protocol from reputable websites or your child’s physician.
2. Observe the Physical Distance rules
It’s critical to follow the rules of organizations like the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India when it comes to physical distance. Your friends and family may be overjoyed to see the infant personally at this stage, but it’s best to keep a safe distance from them or arrange a video conference to meet the child.
3. Keep the baby’s possessions clean at all times
Ensure that all high-touch surfaces in your house are disinfected and that all of your baby’s things, such as toys, bottles, bed linens, and clothes, are cleaned with warm water on a regular basis.
Breastfeeding is vital and necessary, according to several studies and surveys, especially at this period to fight illness and increase the newborn’s antibodies. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if a nursing woman has any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, she should be cautious and take precautions such as wearing a face mask and practicing good hand hygiene to avoid infecting her child. Warm water should be used to clean the breast pump before and after each use.
5. Follow the vaccination program as directed
It is crucial to keep your child up to date on vaccinations in order to combat any sickness. Only regular immunization can provide your newborn with the best resistance against avoidable infections.
6. Experiment with all of the calming techniques
Babies that are crying want to be comforted. It’s possible that you’ll have to attempt a few things several times until they quiet down. Holding, feeding, swaddling, softly rocking, and singing to them are all good ideas. Put the baby down and take a break if these don’t work. Ascertain that your child is sleeping in a safe environment (on their back on a firm sleep surface with a tight-fitting sheet, away from soft blankets, toys, pillows, and other bedding materials).Many parents are shocked at how quickly their newborns cry themselves to sleep, despite the fact that some babies scream for a long period.
7. If both parents are ill
If both parents are unwell or have symptoms connected to COVID-19, it is critical to keep the infant as far away from them as possible to avoid transmission. Because the virus affects people differently, set an appointment with a general medicine consultant and the baby’s physician to develop a feeding and care plan for the newborn.
8. Consult your child’s pediatrician for further information
Never hesitate to visit your baby’s paediatrician if necessary or if a vaccination is delayed in being administered to your child. If your infant is experiencing any discomfort, get medical help or talk with your doctor right away.
About Us – Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd is a company that provides healthcare services.
Since 2005, Ziqitza Health Care Limited (ZHL Rajasthan) has been a major participant in India’s Emergency Medical Services business. In this pandemic condition, Ziqitza Rajasthan and Ziqitza Limited Rajasthan have also praised the on-site ambulance services for providing superior healthcare services to people at their convenience. Ziqitza is a business or government “one-stop integrated healthcare solution” that includes Integrated Emergency Services and Corporate Health Solutions. In India, the service network consists of 3,300 ambulances, state-of-the-art Helpline centers, and medical mobile units, serving two consumers every second. In India and the Gulf, we deal with 75 corporate clients and various state governments. Ziqitza Limited has been awarded the Global Real Impact Awards as well as the Times Social Impact Award. Please contact Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd or visit our website, Ziqitza Limited, if you have any more questions.