The rainy season offers a cool refuge after the sweltering heat of the summer. However, the rainy season also brings forth a very humid weather, a torrent of floods, mosquitoes and a lot more. It is also the season when parents are almost always on guard to prevent their children from getting sick. So here are a few tips on how you can help protect your kids during the rainy season:
• Send them to school equipped with complete and proper rain gear.
Umbrellas, raincoats and rain boots are total must-haves for your kids during this season. These can ensure that they stay dry and not get exposed to rain water flowing in the streets which can be full of contaminants that can infect your child later on.
• Either you empty your water containers or you make sure that they are covered if you can’t drain it from water.
Stagnant water is where dengue-causing mosquitoes normally breed. Lower the chances of everyone in your family from being bitten by dengue-carrying mosquitoes by eliminating their breeding places in the first place.
• Keep your surroundings clean.
Clean surroundings can prevent the occurrence of any rodent infestation. It also prevents mosquitoes, flies, and other disease-carrying insects from swarming all over your place.
• Make sure that your kids only drink clean water.
A number of diseases such as amoebiasis, cholera, diarrhea and more are caused by drinking contaminated water. So always ensue that your family only consume potable water—free of water-borne contaminants that can possibly infect you all.
• Teach your children about the importance of proper hand washing.
Proper hand washing is one of the most effective ways of preventing the spread of infection. So make sure that you inculcate its importance especially to your little ones.
• Ask your doctor’s advice on getting your kids vaccinated against common illnesses.
• Provide your kids with healthy food and boost their immune responses through proper nutrition.
Let them eat a lot of fruits, veggies, fish and lean meats to strengthen their immunity against diseases.