When your baby is at a greater risk of respiratory illnesses, everything might feel as if it’s out to get your baby. Here are some of the ways you can help to keep that risk a lot lower while still being welcoming to friends and family.
Learn as Much as Possible about Germ Exposure
Talk to your baby’s doctor about germ exposure and how it can impact your baby’s health. There may be some specific guidelines you can follow, like always washing hands before feeding your baby, that can help to reduce her exposure to germs. The more that you learn, the more you can share with the other people who love your baby, too.
Make Hand Washing Easy and Luxurious
Hand washing can feel like a chore, especially if you’re always asking friends, family, and other guests to wash up. Choose soap that smells and feels luxurious and provide fluffy, pampering hand towels. When washing hands at your house is a joy, it’s going to be a welcome task.
Stock up on Slippers and Slipper Socks
One big way to reduce the amount of germs that enter your home is to encourage people who stop by to remove their shoes. This is common for some people and weird for others. You can make this a luxury, too. Keep a basket of slippers and slipper socks with non-skid bottoms that you can hand out to guests. These are easy to toss into the washer and get ready for the next visit.
Keep a Stash of Clean Blankets Handy
Clothing can also hold onto germs, but of course you’re not going to ask friends and family to change as soon as they arrive. An easy solution is to have a stash of clean blankets that you can drape over guests as a barrier between them and the baby. Toss them in the washer with slippers to be ready for the next visit.
Get Extra Help from Pediatric Home Health Care Providers
When a lot of people want to visit you and the baby, this can all feel even more overwhelming. You might want to look into hiring pediatric home health care for children to help you stay on top of what’s going on. They can be on the lookout for germ risks while you enjoy the visit.
As you become more accustomed to what works for your family, you’ll get a solid routine in place that helps to cut down the risk of respiratory problems for your baby. It won’t always feel so complicated.
If you or a loved one are considering Pediatric Home Health Care Services in Monroeville PA, please call and talk to the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh at (412) 693-6009. We will answer all of your questions.
Laura has earned her MBA in Health Care Administration from Canisius College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Laura has sat on three Professional Advisory Committees throughout the community, has been on the Board of Directors for a non-profit nursing home, and currently acts as an Advisory Board Member for both the Alliance for Community Respite Care and Gateway Health Plan.She is also an active committee member of the Southwestern PA Partnership on Aging, Twilight Wish Foundation and North Allegheny baseball, softball and lacrosse Boosters.Community Engagement and Education has been her passion and she enjoys teaching opportunities for the American Red Cross and a local community college as well as collaborative grant writing with various healthcare and education partners.
Raising four active children with her husband Brian, she seems to spend more free time on fields and courts than she does at home. Although they live in Pittsburgh, you will never see a Steelers logo in their home.Instead, the Bills, Sabres and some Pirates gear are more often visible. “My empathy is always for the underdog.They usually work harder than everyone else.”. –Laura Partridge
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