So, the thing with kids is that it’s all fun and games until the day they decide to fall sick, when your world turns upside down. #littlemistersingh has been down with viral and throat infection these 3 days. No clue what struck him but it has been so difficult on him. .
Since monsoons are almost here, what are you guys doing to take precautions for kids falling sick?
My first and foremost suggestion is, if your kid is sick, keep him/her at home and don’t send them to school/birthday parties/other social outings, until they’re perfect. Even if this means that you must take a leave from work. While I was helping my little one cope up with pre school, I have witnessed working parents (or not) forcing sick kids to go to school. It is a horrible thing to do. Not only for your kid but for others around. .
Something that really helped us the previous year was the ‘FLU VACCINE’. It is highly recommended, for kids (above six months) and the elderly of the family because of their vulnerability towards the viruses, by my experience with it. We get 2 shots each year for our little one, each six months apart and it has really helped us with his resistance towards viral infections. Not that it is 100 percent effective but even if a virus that’s not a part of the vaccine, they suffer a milder case of it and recover quicker which is a major reason I advocate for it.
For my little one, this year’s vaccination is to be given at he end of this month (when monsoons just begin).
All this information is my experience and just for informative purpose (learnt by our paediatrician). Please! Please! Please! TAKE ADVICE FROM YOUR PAEDIATRICIAN FOR THE SAME!!!!