When your child is sick, you’re extra-vulnerable to getting sick yourself. Stay healthy this flu season with these easy tips. Despite our best efforts, it’s hard to keep children from getting sick in the winter. Even if they’ve gotten flu shots and learned good hand-washing habits, they likely spend all day sharing toys, snacks, and playground equipment with lots of other children — it’s only to be expected that they sometimes return home with a cough, sneeze, or sniffle. If you’re playing nurse to your sick child, you don’t have to succumb to the winter bug too.
New parents should familiarize themselves with these common infant illnesses. It can be nerve-wracking to be a new parent, and understandably so. Many new parents have no idea what to expect during their child’s first year of life, but the illness is almost guaranteed to strike at some point, as infants are more vulnerable to infections or diseases than older children. Fortunately, many of the illnesses that new parents run into are common and easy to treat at home. However, infants are at risk of contracting some more serious conditions that do require a doctor’s attention.