Despite being away from school at home due to the Corona virus, parents still have to follow some of the following measures to protect their children against this dangerous disease.
Facing the complicated development of acute respiratory infections caused by Corona virus, many schools have suspended students to avoid the risk of infection. When staying at home, parents, especially families with young children, still have to follow preventive measures to protect their children in the midst of the epidemic.
firstLimit going to crowded places
Because it is a respiratory disease, Parents need to limit their children to crowded places such as supermarkets, amusement parks, festivals … and avoid direct contact with people with signs of acute respiratory infection such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing… In case you have to go to crowded places, wear a mask for your baby and keep a distance for the people around.
2Wash your hands often
Hand washing for children is an extremely important step and cannot be ignored. Parents Children should wash their hands with soap before eating and after going to the toilet or after contact with cats and dogs. In addition, according to Dr. Le Xuan Thang (working at Military Medical Hospital 103), parents need to teach their children the habit of washing their hands and instruct them to properly wash their hands with an antiseptic solution for at least 20 seconds. Let’s practice this habit for children from an early age!
3Wear a mask, limit contact with public surfaces
According to research from Harvard University, children often have the habit of touching things around instinctively. Therefore, parents should tell their children to be careful with surfaces they touch in public places, such as computers. Children should always wear a mask and use their elbows to press the elevator button. At the same time, bring tissues and hand sanitizer to wipe your baby’s mouth, nose, and hands when necessary.
4Do not use dirty hands to apply to your face, cover your mouth when coughing
When playing at home, in a park or in a public place, parents should tell their children not to put their dirty hands on their face, rub their eyes or handle food to prevent infection. In addition, instruct children to cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to reduce the spread of respiratory secretions, and do not spit indiscriminately in public places.
5Organize indoor activities
In order for children not to feel bored during this long-term vacation, parents can organize fun activities in the house such as storytelling, painting, cooking or games such as chess, chess, puzzles… However, clean the toys with soap or regular disinfectant solutions after your child is done playing.
Although at home, parents still have to follow the above measures to prevent the risk of infection for children. Please protect children and create a healthy play space for them in the heart of the epidemic season!