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Caring for Your Baby When You Have Coronavirus

If you have coronavirus, you’ll need to take extra steps to keep germs away from your baby.

Nemours Children’s Health System has a wealth of online resources to help you learn about COVID-19 and how to stay safe during the pandemic, including how to protect babies and toddlers (excerpted below).

How Can I Protect My Baby or Toddler From Coronavirus Infection?

You can protect your little one by avoiding large crowds and keeping a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from other people when out of the house. At home and in public, do all you can to help stop the spread of the virus:

  • Avoid people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands well and often, and teach others in your home to do the same. This is especially important:
    • when you go back into your home from being outside
    • before handling your child
    • before breastfeeding or preparing a bottle or food
  • Clean surfaces and objects that people touch a lot (like doorknobs, countertops, and cellphones).
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow, not your hands.
  • Wear a mask at home if you are sick. Try to limit contact with your child until your symptoms have stopped.
  • If you take your child out in an infant carrier, you can place a blanket over the carrier while it’s within your view. Make sure the blanket doesn’t touch the baby. Wipe down the carrier or stroller when you get home.

 

 

Get your COVID-19 questions answered at our next LIVE Chat with the experts from Nemours, Wednesday, November 18th at 4:30 pm in the Philly Family Community group on Facebook. (You can view the replay of our first chat here.)

 

 

Nemours supports the Philly Family Community.

Nemours is a leading nonprofit pediatric health system serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. www.nemours.org

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