Having a baby can be such an exciting time while at the same time being so scary. You do everything in your power to keep them safe and warm and healthy. I know when my kids were small, I made sure to wash my hands as much as possible. We didn't go out to much around other people and I cleaned my house like crazy to keep away germs and other things that could get them sick. Despite that little man got a cold when he was fairly young and I worried so much about him. It broke my heart to see him so little and not feeling well.
RSV is a seasonal virus that affects 2/3 of infants by the age of 1 and almost 100% by the age of two. With so many kids in daycares, RSV can be spread so easily and the thing about it is that most people have never heard of it. For the most part RSV has mild symptoms similar to a cold, but in some cases can cause severe respiratory illness in infants(especially those who were born prematurely).
Your best course of action to keep your kids from getting and/or spreading the virus is to keep their surroundings as clean as possible, that includes blankets, sheets, toys, etc. Also, if your baby is at higher risk then avoiding big crowds during the peak season of November to March is advised.
To learn more about RSV and what you can do to prevent it, visit RSVProtection.com. As a mom, I know we will do whatever it takes to keep our babies safe and healthy. By being more informed of viruses and other things that can harm our children, it will make it easier to prevent them from becoming severe cases.
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