5 ways to protect your baby from COVID-19 for children under 5 years old.

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17 May 2022

5 ways to protect your baby from COVID-19 for children under 5 years old.
      Taking care of yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic must be very sensitive and attentive, especially children under the age of 5 who are not yet vaccinated against the virus. There may be a risk of getting the infection easier than usual.
      Today, Ratchasima Hospital has 5 great tips>Read more details in the next image.

avoid crowded places
      Taking your children out of a crowded or poorly ventilated house. May cause exposure to the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. Going outside during this period should be a clean, well-ventilated place, such as a park, a neighborhood exercise area, etc.

Wear a mask at all times
      You should teach your child Wear a mask every time you go outside or inside the house as it reduces the percentage of infection risk.
      Caution! Should not wear a mask for newborns until the age of 1 year because they still have a weak respiratory system. Children aged 2 years and over can wear a mask if necessary. Do not choose a mask that is too thick that makes you feel too uncomfortable. It may make it difficult for the child to breathe and result in the danger of suffocation.

Wash your hands often, don't put your hands in your mouth.
      Every time your child goes out for activities or picks up toys, it may expose them to germs that accumulate from touching things. Parents should wash their hands regularly and teach them to know how to clean hands. After picking up things by teaching methods, children should have fun, such as timing washing their hands by singing Happy Birthday 1 time or about 20 seconds, etc.
      You should have wet tissues or disinfectant spray always with you and choose products that are gentle 

Avoid interacting with others.
      Parents should avoid allowing others to come into direct contact with their children. Whether it's a kiss on the cheek, a hug, or a handshake because outsiders can be carriers that can spread the virus to your baby.


Be sure to observe your symptoms.
      Parents should prepare physically and check the physical condition of themselves and their children at all times. If you have a fever, cough,  your nose doesn't smell or the tongue does not taste should be examined and treated at a hospital near home as soon as possible.

      Currently, Thailand has a cumulative number of cases in children between the ages of 0-5 years. Approximately 100,000 cases account for 5% of all infections.

Since the third wave of outbreaks since April 2021, parents must pay special attention to the care of children at this age.

      If your child has an illness can receive treatment at Ratchasima Hospital, parents feel relieved. because we are supervised by specialist doctors which is accredited (HA), which offers a full range of pediatric care services. Open 24 hours a day.

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