7 Jul 2022 | 3 min Read
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While the rainy season provides relief from the summer heat, it also comes with a need to protect ourselves and our little ones from illnesses like cold, flu, dengue and malaria. Thus, it is important to be prepared for the monsoons, especially if you have a little one at home.
Read on for five essentials that your child must have access to during the monsoons to stay protected.
The monsoon rains are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. While you can keep your child safe using natural and organic methods indoors, these child-safe waterproof mosquito patches can come in handy and you can easily stick them on your child’s clothes. You can also use a natural and organic mosquito repellent spray to protect your little one from those pesky mosquito bites.
Monsoons are also the time when germs and bacterias are actively at play! It is, therefore, necessary to teach your kids the importance of keeping their hands clean, and washing hands regularly.
While they’re at home, they can use a baby-safe hand wash, but when they go to school or outdoors, sanitisers are convenient and a must-have. Let them know they must use it after playing with friends, handling objects, eating, and even when communicating with classmates.
Sanitisers can help guard your little one against immediate possible contagious diseases which can be contracted from people or from the environment one comes in contact with during the rainy season.
A raincoat or umbrella is the best way to protect yourself and your kids during the rainy season. Hence keep one ready to prevent getting drenched while outdoors. Colourful umbrellas can be appealing to your child.
Many kids tend to lose their umbrellas at their school or on the school bus. Plus, they also have their bags and lunch boxes to handle. That’s where a raincoat is more valuable than an umbrella, so choose what suits them best.
Keep warm clothing ready for your kids so that it can provide shelter to them from the rain and cold temperature. There might be instances, where your child gets drenched in the rain and can develop a fever and cold. Keep warm clothes ready to protect your little one. Pack an extra set of clothes in their school bag too.
Besides viral infections such as cold and flu, the rainy season also brings along foot infections. While we overlook this part, the human feet are one of the most exposed body parts during the rainy season. Excessive exposure to water, dirt and mud is harmful.
Hence, other than using a rain boot, ensure that you provide your kids with the right footwear. The right footwear will help to prevent your little one from slipping and hurting himself or herself during the rain. Choose footwear such as gumboots, crocs, rubber sandals and rubber shoes.
Monsoons provide relief from the heat but also carry the risk of different viral illnesses. Safeguard yourself and your little ones during the rainy season with these five essentials.
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