Monsoon gives us the beautiful cherishing memories of playing in the rain, enjoying the cool climate, floating the paper boats, splashing the water and having fun in the wet land. Most of us would have enjoyed the rain shower, whether it is drizzling rain or heavy one, of course with restrictions! Our kids are just like us. Monsoon is also about flood, contamination of water, developing infections, cold and fever, and many diseases. Just as the climate changes for better from hot summer, monsoon opens the wings and invites many diseases. This is definitely alarming to kids, who have developing immunity.
The fresh leaves, soothing climate, dew drops and breezy drizzle are certainly enjoyable. At the same time, we have to be a little more cautious and provide an extra dose of care to the children to prevent developing any infectious diseases. Monsoon care is must! Make sure to protect your kids from the dangers of monsoon. Prepare yourself to enjoy the monsoon with your kids without worrying about the monsoon diseases.
Boost immunity before your child captured by cold
Most of the kids tend to catch cold during the rainy season. Especially, the dramatic change in climate and the first rain after the arrival of monsoon cause common cold. Water borne and air borne viral infections will be in an increasing spree during the initial days of monsoon. Make sure to increase the immunity dose in your children. Provide them citrus fruit juices which are rich in Vitamin C, a natural immune booster. Also, you can add mild quantity of spices like garlic, ginger, and herbs like tulsi, oregano, etc. the foods to enhance the immunity.
Mother is the best cook in the world
Monsoon means spicy and tangy street foods for many, where age is certainly immaterial. Hot and spicy street foods satisfy the taste buds during the damp climate, but it may lead to severe diseases. As mentioned earlier, water borne diseases are very common and it affect kids widely. Not all the street foods are cooked in a healthy way and it may certainly lead to stomach pain, diarrhea and even food poisoning in children. Kiddies, nothing tastes better than cooked by mom. Mommies, take some time to cook the favorite food for your child at home. You can include hot soups in the diet of your children to keep them warm.
Feed only fully cooked foods and boiled water to avoid developing any infectious diseases.
Monsoon not just wet the land, but also increases the dampness in your home. Make sure that your interiors remain dry. The mosquitoes love rain just like us! Why should you give chances to let mosquitoes conquer you? Don’t let the stagnant water stay around your home. Look for the clogs in the kitchen, bathroom and clear it well in hand. Make sure to look for any leakages in the electrical circuit. Dispose the garbage frequently. Use insect repellents.
Rain dance! So, you might have enjoyed the rain dance when you were young! Why shouldn’t you allow the kid? Yes, you can allow your kids having rain dance only when the rain is not too heavy. However, make sure, that your child gets bathed with hot water immediately after drenching in the rain and fed with a hot food like a cup of hot milk, or soup.
- Don’t layer up your kids with too many dresses. They may end up sweating a lot.
- Educate your kids to wash hands with sanitizer.
- Prepare for an insect proof home to enjoy the monsoon.
- Ensure that your child’s feet is dry or you can wear them socks or sandals to wear at home
- Keep your room temperature warm
- Don’t forget about hydrating your kids. Kids should drink sufficient liquids even during the rainy season.