Protecting your baby in the winter
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 mom’s antibodies to him.