Infant care for New Moms

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Your little bundle of joy is finally here. Those little fingers and toes sure do excite you and your family members. But one of the most common problems which new parents face is protecting infants from the harsh external surroundings. As a new parent, there is so much to do,  that sometimes we forget the most crucial things. Unprecedented rainfall of advice from families and friends leaves them more confused than being sorted as far as infant care is concerned. This means protection from the rough weather and from bugs, insects or mosquitoes.

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Protection from harsh weather comes in the form of keeping the little ones covered up. Whereas protection from different kinds insects, bugs and mosquitoes happen when we keep our homes clean and sterilized in different forms.

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Mosquitoes generally breed in standing water. In fact, that is the perfect breeding place for them to reproduce and multiply. Mosquito-borne diseases are diseases caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites transmitted by mosquitoes. Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya.

 

As mothers, we tend to protect our little ones to our best possible self from mosquitoes. Presenting some of the tips which will help to keep the little ones safe and healthy. These tips will surely help you a great deal in keeping your infants happy and healthy and keep those diseases at bay.

1. Keep your home and surroundings clean

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This is the first step in eliminating all kinds of diseases associated with mosquitoes. Check for any places where water might get collected because that is the perfect place for mosquitoes to thrive on. Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, potted plant trays at least once a week to eliminate potential habitats.

2.Maintain the room temperature

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Changing seasons have a profound effect on an adult’s body, so an infant stands at a greater risk of catching fluctuating weather diseases. This also means fluctuating temperature might as well play with your little one’s system. Thus, as a parent, you should ensure that you maintain the temperature of the room. If you are living in a place with relatively cooler temperatures, you can use a heater for some time, before putting your little one to a good night’s sleep.

3.Dress them right

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Gone are the days, when mosquitoes were only during rainy seasons. While they are at their maximum best during monsoons because of stagnant water, but that doesn’t stop them from biting you in other seasons as well :-). Keep your little one well covered to avoid any nasty bites.

4.Protection Against Mosquitoes

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Mosquito bites are very harmful to the babies and with so many diseases associated with them, it is always better to be safe than sorry. To keep mosquitoes at bay, you can switch on the 2x power of Goodknight Activ+, that guarantees long-lasting protection.

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Another option to get instant relief from mosquitoes is using Goodknight Fast Card. This one is actually a paper which consists Advanced TFT dots technology and upon lighting it acts instantly against mosquitoes, leaving behind a pleasant fragrance.

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While we have talked about indoor protection from those pesky mosquitoes, we also need to avoid mosquitoes before stepping outdoors. Always apply 4 dots of Goodknight Fabric Roll-On on your clothes to ensure 8 hours of mosquito protection.

So, new moms, relax and sit back. Don’t fret. Don’t be hesitant in using these tips and hacks, and just in case you need help you always have your near and dear ones around!

 

 

 

 

About Udita Saklani

Udita is a full time working mom based out of Delhi. She is an IT professional and loves travelling and blogging. Udita is also the founder of http://withlovezuzu.com/ blog.
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