When a baby comes into the world it’s hard to resist hugging and kissing him, everyone wants to welcome him! But now more than ever, with COVID-19 so close, it is not recommended that you allow it. Babies have an immature immune system and are more likely to get sick from any virus or bacteria that comes into contact with them. A harmless virus for an adult can be devastating for a baby.
We are facing a reality full of masks and hand sanitizing gel, where social distance must continue to be a priority. Although we leave the house and can move around, extreme precautions must be taken because COVID-19 is still among us and is just as dangerous as when it first appeared.
I don’t know it can lower its guard
You should never lower your guard against a possible contagion of this virus and you must protect your baby more than ever. If you go out to see family and friends or if they come to see you at home, take extreme precautions and do not allow anyone to kiss or touch your baby under any circumstances. You don’t know if they are asymptomatic people who could transmit the virus to your baby.
You should also not allow them to hold your baby, or touch their hands or face. You don’t know for sure who may be infected or who isn’t, so you need to avoid any type of contact to avoid horrible consequences.
Although it is true that if the person is healthy, you think there is no risk, you don’t know if it may be asymptomatic. You should always wear the mask when you are around you, you will have to wash your hands as much as possible and use disinfectant gel often. All precaution is little and with a baby you have to be even more vigilant to protect him.
The coronavirus continues to kill
The case of Jorge, a premature baby who weighed 580 grams and who was infected with coronavirus, after a month of care he was able to be in his mother’s arms because he overcame the virus.
Although it is necessary to keep in mind that babies are infected and can also have complications, in fact, babies infected with coronavirus have died in the world in recent weeks. We still don’t know this virus well, nor the consequences it can leave… Therefore, it is essential that even more caution is maintained than with any other virus.
The COVID-19 contagion is too easy since with the droplets that are expelled when speaking, sneezing or coughing, people are easily infected, but it can take up to 14 days before knowing if they have symptoms or not. >
This causes the chain of contagion to be very long because people can interact with others without knowing that they are infected and infect others without knowing it. For this reason, close contact or kisses have a high risk of contagion and should be avoided at all costs. If someone infected touches the baby’s hands, even if they don’t cough, and if the baby then takes little hands to the mouth, that’s when contagion can occur.
Don’t feel bad
There are parents who may feel bad because they do not want to hurt the feelings of their loved ones or relatives, but it is the best way to protect the baby’s health. If you don’t want to be too direct, you can put a “do not touch the baby” sign at home or in the car, so people won’t be tempted to touch it and will keep their distance, thus satisfying your desire to protection.
Don’t worry if someone thinks it’s too unfriendly of you, because what really matters is that you protect the health of those you love most in this world. Yes If you suspect that someone in your environment may be infected, even if they are asymptomatic because, for example, they work in front of the public, it is better to avoid gatherings.
In addition, people who have symptoms compatible with COVID-19 should remain isolated and with medical follow-up. Of course, they should not leave the house or receive visitors to avoid the massive spread of the virus. Even those who have successfully passed the virus must also be isolated for the time stipulated by health experts to avoid possible infections that can occur even if they have no symptoms.