Protecting your baby in the winter

What is a cold?

Colds are a contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory tract. In most cases, the infection wanes on its own after a few days (4-10 days).

Newborns can contract up to 8 colds a year, since their defense mechanisms are still immature. But every time a baby catches a cold, the baby’s immunity builds and he is better able to fight off the many viruses that surround him.

The symptoms of a cold are as follows:

  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • The child is fretful, not eating well, and not sleeping well
  • Fever, in some cases
  • Vomiting, in some cases

If your baby has these symptoms, consult your doctor.



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