Protecting your baby in the winter

Preventing infection

During periods in which colds and rhinitus are particularly virulent, observing a few simple personal hygiene rules will help limit the risks of your baby becoming infected:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after caring for your baby.
  • Avoid exchanging toys, pacifiers and bottles with other infants.
  • Make sure that your baby does not come into contact with people with colds. If you yourself have a cold, do not kiss your baby on the face.
  • Do not smoke in the baby’s living space.
  • Air out your baby’s room and make sure that the temperature does not exceed 19°C (66°F).

Also, remember that breastfeeding protects your baby from viruses by transferring the mother’s antibodies to him.



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