How can we protect our children from the Coronavirus?
Emergency department 2019 coronavirus disease vaccine has been approved to prevent covid-19 aged 12 and over. Nevertheless, it is still important to do your best to protect your children and other family members from disease. Here are some ways to reduce their risk:
- Wear cloth masks in public places. People may spread coronavirus even if there are no symptoms or before symptoms begin. In order to slow down the spread of coronavirus disease in 2019, CDC said that people over 2 years old should wear a cloth mask in public places such as shops or pharmacies, especially in the case of covid-19. Fit is very important, so make or buy masks suitable for small faces. Try on masks at home to give children time to get used to them. If children help make or decorate masks, they may prefer to wear masks. Make sure your child does not touch the mask when wearing it. Take it out carefully and wash it after each use.
- Wash hands frequently. All children should wash their hands after going to the toilet; After sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose; Before they eat; As soon as they entered the house. Soap and water are the best. Make sure they apply soap on the back of their hands, between their fingers and under their nails for at least 20 seconds (the same time as singing “Happy Birthday” twice). If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
- Stay at home and don’t play in person. At present, it is important to limit close contact with others in order to reduce the spread of disease. Try to stay at home and avoid public places such as shopping malls and cinemas. No games, appointments or overnight. Your child may not seem ill, but they may still carry the virus and may transmit the virus to others.
- Keep your child away from other sick people. If your child has cold like symptoms, leave them at home. Teach them to use paper towels when coughing and sneezing, throw them away after each use, or use arms or elbows instead of hands.
- Clean your home regularly. Disinfect high contact surfaces such as toilets, sinks, door handles, light switches, handles, smartphones, tablets and TV remote controls every day. You can use most ordinary household cleaners, or you can mix a third cup of bleach with a gallon of water to make your own cleaner. If your child has a favorite stuffed toy or plush product, please wash it at the highest temperature often.
- Be careful if you are ill. A new mother who tests for 2019 coronavirus disease or thinks she can take it may stay away from her baby temporarily to reduce the chance of transmitting the virus. Discuss the pros and cons with your healthcare team. If you go this way and still want to breastfeed, you can pump breast milk and let a healthy caregiver feed your child. If you may be ill but don’t want to be separated from your baby, take additional measures to avoid the spread of the virus. Wash your hands often and wear a mask 6 feet or closer to you, including when breastfeeding.