Cold and flu season always end up staying for a little while longer, and protection against illness is one of the first thoughts that come to a parent’s mind when giving birth during winters. Although newborns are equipped with antibodies if they are being breastfed, they can still be very vulnerable to illness. We share 3 easy ways to keep your baby from getting sick.

1. Stay home

As a new parent, it’d be really fine to jump right back into your old life – especially during flu season. Not giving yourself good amount of rest and recovery time can actually have serious health implications for both your baby and yourself as we believe in an old saying: “one week in bed, one week around the bed, and one week around the house!”

Cold and flu season
Illness gets access more easily

2. Access to fresh air

Illness gets access more easily in an enclosed space that doesn’t have access to fresh, moving air flow. Wherein the road of the cities and towns are coated in snow, it’s not an ideal time to keep all the doors and windows open, but enclosure is definitely a contributing factor to winter illness. Dress your baby in some warm clothes, and open the windows just for a few minutes to get some brisk air flowing once a day.

3. Limit visitors

A new baby is exciting, but the invasion of visitors should be limited as we encourage you to let the newborn enjoy a “cocoon” for a couple weeks. Some parents have tried the way of scheduling a “meet the new member” get-together when the baby is 2-4 weeks old, where all the friends and relatives can give their congratulations and get a peek at the cute little one.

cocoon-Limit visitors

1. Stay home

As a new parent, it’d be really fine to jump right back into your old life – especially during flu season. Not giving yourself good amount of rest and recovery time can actually have serious health implications for both your baby and yourself as we believe in an old saying: “one week in bed, one week around the bed, and one week around the house!”

Cold and flu season

2. Access to fresh air

Illness gets access more easily in an enclosed space that doesn’t have access to fresh, moving air flow. Wherein the road of the cities and towns are coated in snow, it’s not an ideal time to keep all the doors and windows open, but enclosure is definitely a contributing factor to winter illness. Dress your baby in some warm clothes, and open the windows just for a few minutes to get some brisk air flowing once a day.

Illness gets access more easily

3. Limit visitors

A new baby is exciting, but the invasion of visitors should be limited as we encourage you to let the newborn enjoy a “cocoon” for a couple weeks. Some parents have tried the way of scheduling a “meet the new member” get-together when the baby is 2-4 weeks old, where all the friends and relatives can give their congratulations and get a peek at the cute little one.

cocoon-Limit visitors
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