Happy Monsoon everyone!
I am so excited to be a part of birthday blog train hosted by Gunjan from tuggu and mommy and Neha from growingwithnemit.com
yes! It is the time of Monsoon and we all are having a great time for writing and reading different interesting posts on this relevant theme. I am also all set to share my areas of expertise on this theme. What is it? Read on to know more!
Monsoon is my favorite weather. I love everything about this amazing season. During mansoon everything is bright, alive and beautiful. We always have so much to enjoy and explore during this beautiful weather, ranging from surrounding greens to splendid waterfalls…everything is so amazing and incredibly magical.
Monsoon also makes me nostalgic and I often recalled my old childhood memories, when it rains. Indeed those days were the golden days of my life and I missed those carefree days so much as a grown up. Indeed those memories ( sailing paper boats, jumping in muddy puddle, enjoy hot homemade recipes of my mom) are tiny treasures that I will cherish throughout my life.
Now, When the time has passed and I am a mommy of two cute girls. As a parent too, I feel equally excited to enjoy this beautiful season with my girls. I never skip a chance to do something creative and spend some quality time together with them, when it rains. We always had a long bucket list for monsoon to enjoy this season up to maximum.
Another side, along with these fun and excitement, there is one factor that often becomes a major concerning factor for parents during monsoon. And that is our “kids health”.
During Monsoon, kids become more prone to catch different infections ( gastric, respiratory and skin) and their health become a matter of parental anxiety during monsoon.
What does data says?
- According to scientific database, during monsoon frequency of routine gastric and respiratory infections increases rapidly.
- According to one recent report, peak of influenza were observed during July-September months (that coincides with Monsoon)
- Also, it is estimated that one quarter of childhood deaths occurs due to diarrhea diseases.
Indeed, these statistics are shocking and as a parent, it is our responsibility to take extra care and precautions during monsoon to keep our kids safe and healthy.
Monsoon and diseases
Of course, monsoon brings lots of joy and happiness in our life and give us relief from scorching heat. Another side, this season brings increased risk and prevalence of various infections.
Here are some common reasons that are responsible for increased risk of infections during this season.
- During monsoon change in temperature weakened the immune system and make our body susceptible to bacterial and viral attacks that results in influenza, cold and cough.
- During this season, contamination of water and food is so common that causes various water born and food born diseases such as cholera, hepatitis, jaundice and typhoid.
- When it rains, water get clogged and create a favorable medium for organisms to grow and multiply mosquito and other disease causing organisms grow rapidly and causes dressing diseases like malaria, dengue and chicken
- Damp environment during this season allows fungus and other microorganisms grow rapidly and causes different skin diseases.
What can we do as a parent?
It has been said that “Prevention is always better than cure” and the same principle applies to this condition too.
With proper precautions and safety measures we can reduce frequency of infections and can keep our kids safe and healthy during this season.
Here I am sharing some easy to follow tips that will play a major role in prevention of these infections.
Boost your child’s immunity with proper nutrition
Weekend immune system is main cause of infections during monsoon. And proper nutrition is key to make it stronger. So, take extra care and pay enough attention to your child’s nutrition need is mandatory to keep them healthy.
Here are some handy tips that should be followed during monsoon.
- Feed your child healthy, nutritious and home made food. Try to include all essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, whole grains in their diet.
- Avoid junk or oily food.
- Avoid eating outside as much as possible.
- serve hot and nourishing dishes like soups in the their meal.
- Include more fruits and vegetables in their diet but avoid buying and using cut fruits and vegetables.
- Store food properly in proper air tight containers to reduce the risk of contamination.
- Wash fruits and vegetables properly before using them.
Maintain a good level of hydration is second important point that will help in stay fit and healthy.
Here are some important points regarding maintaining a good level of hydration during Monsoon.
- Make your child drunk at least 8-10 glass of water everyday. A good amount of water helps in flushing out the toxins and keep our body system healthy and disease free.
- Always use boiled or filtered water. Never compromise on quality of water during this season, because contaminated water is main source that causes infections.
- Store water properly and keep your water storage system properly clean.
Maintain a good level of personal hygiene
Third important point that play a major role in prevention of different dreading diseases.
here are some points that should be keep in mind.
- Keep your child dry and clean all the time by using proper hygiene measures.
- Wash hands frequently especially when coming from outside and before eating food.
- Give them shower when they get wet or play on rain.
- keep their nails cut properly to avoid contamination from dirty nails.
Pay proper attention to clothing and footwear
- Appropriate clothing and footwear is equally important during this season to keep our kids safe and protected.
- Wear them light weight and cotton clothes. Avoid using bulky clothing during this season.
- Use umbrella, raincoats and other safety measures.
- Use weather appropriate footwear too.
Make your house mosquito proof
Mosquito and other insects brooding are responsible factor that causes malaria and other dangerous diseases. So make your house mosquito proof is another mandatory step that should be done during monsoon.
Here are some easy tips that will help in protecting your child. Such as:
- Apply mosquito repellent cream or spray to protect your kids from mosquito bite.
- Use mosquito net, coil and other safety measures.
- Stop your child to playing outside near the area of water clogged area.
- Wear full sleeve clothes to your child to add extra protection.
- Keep your house and surrounding properly clean.
Do regular health check ups and follow a planned vaccination schedule
Regular health check ups possess an important place to keep our child healthy and protected.
Nowadays, various good vaccines ( like flu vaccines) are available that helps a lot in protection from different diseases.
Keep yourself updated and ask your doctor about latest vaccination schedule. Follow your doctor’s advice properly.
So these are some effective tips that can play a vital role in prevention of common monsoon diseases. I am hoping this post will help parents keep their kids healthy and safe during monsoon.
This blog is a part of a #BirthdayBlogTrain hosted by Gunjan Upadhyay http://tuggunmommy.com/ and Neha Sharma http://growingwithnemit.com. I would like to thank Anurag from anuragwrites.co.in for introducing me to this blog train and would further like to introduce Snehal from http://www.the5ammommy.com to share her take on the prompts.