Bumpie Tip of the Week: Avoid Getting Baby Sick!

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Updated March 2, 2017
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While getting sick is probably not at the top of your “to do” list, it’s almost impossible to avoid as colder weather sets in. It’s bad enough if you get sick, but it’s even more important to ensure that baby stays germ-free! Bumpies on the Babies: 0-3 Months board share tips for keeping their little ones healthy, especially when the rest of the family has caught a bug:

“This may sound weird, but when my husband came down with colds we wore masks around the babies…it worked. They thought it was funny, too.” –Shamrock2003*

“…breastfeeding them is good, because of all the antibodies you are making are also going to them. I have gotten sick several times without passing it to them.” -lutzcogirlie

“I’d say to keep up with the hand washing. Also during the cooler times keep a humidifier going. I swear by those things.” –jlpev

“You can also try a tiny TINY bit of bacitracin on the out skirt of little ones nostrils to capture bacteria. –Aminkler

“Change your shirt all the time, like right before you pick up baby. Get some of those masks if you get sick. Check baby’s temp often and call dr if there is a fever.” -orangcurls

“Wash your hands after touching LO1 and even change your clothes, if they sneeze on you or anything. And wash LO1’s hands frequently as well. And try not to kiss LO2’s hands or face. (I would kiss the top/back of DD2’s head instead, when DD1 was sick. It’s hard not to kiss your baby)!” -shotzie

“Wash your hands and change your shirt as much as possible. Try layering them and throw one off after helping your [sick] toddler.” –Cotton1

“Practice good hygiene like washing hands often, cough into arm, etc…If you have family who can help you can minimize exposure.” –LoCarb

*Some names have been changed

Tell us: How do you keep your baby healthy?

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