Ways to Safeguard Your Child From Insects During Monsoon

Ways to Safeguard Your Child From Insects During Monsoon
As monsoon approaches, I’m sure you can’t wait to enjoy a steaming cup of tea with crispy pakoda. However, remember that this is also the time where you’ll see insects galore. It is important for you to protect your little one from insects that can bite your little one, and can sometimes prove to be dangerous.
  1. Make your child wear full length clothes, especially as the evening approaches. It is always best to make your baby wear a full sleeve t-shirt along with full length pyjamas and socks.
  1. Use anti-mosquito gels, etc in your home. There are also mosquito repellent patches available in the market that can be stuck on babies’ clothes.
  1. Only go to parks and areas with greenery when there is sun light. Avoid going to these places in the darkness, as there may be insects and snakes.
  1. Try and sleep in a mosquito net during the night. This will protect you and your child from any insects, and both of you can have a peaceful sleep.
  1. Instead of low lying beds, prefer beds which have a minimum height of 25 inches, including bed frame and mattress.
  1. Don’t let any water collect in areas near your home, as it will likely become a breeding ground for insects.
  1. Avoid crowded places and keep baby bottles and baby food covered at all times. Insects are potential carriers of disease speeding germs; hence, it is necessary to avoid them contaminating food and water.
  1. In forest areas and regions with more greenery, it is essential to be careful of scorpions, snakes etc., especially in this season. Make sure to safe proof door and windows. Fly catchers and other such equipment can be purchased for the job.
  1. Last, but not the least, always be vigilant enough as to what your child is up to.  Look for symptoms and note down if you feel any swelling or itching in a particular area. Also, keep the number of your nearest hospital handy. Always have a first aid kit ready and be generally aware of common insects found near your area.

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