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10 Baby Care Tips During Rainy Season or in Monsoon

Hina Srivastava
0 to 1 years

Created by Hina Srivastava
Updated on Aug 02, 2017

10 Baby Care Tips During Rainy Season or in Monsoon

While the rains are a great relief from the scorching heat, this season demands extra care in an infant’s home. Humidity, insects, mosquitoes and bacteria are common during the rainy season which can lead to various diseases, especially in babies. Proper dryness and hygiene can prevent many such diseases in our young ones. Read what Indoor & Outdoor Precautions for babies in monsoon time.

Monsoon-time How to Babycare Tips

Proparent blogger Hina Pant shares 10 simple and effective tips on baby care during monsoons..

  1. Keep Your Baby Clean

    The first and foremost point is to keep your baby clean and dry. A daily bath is not necessary. Instead sponging with warm towel can be an alternative. Though there are humid places where the baby may sweat a lot. In such cases a warm bath can be given during noon time.Check their folds and joints for any wetness or itching.
  2. Clothing

    Since the temperature fluctuates, babies should be dressed accordingly. Soft cotton fabrics, preferably with full sleeves, will not only keep them warm but also protect them from insect/mosquito bites. Overdressing can cause your baby to sweat leading to moisture. Moisture causes a chill and also is a perfect breeding place for bacteria. So frequent changes are required during this season.
  3. Clean Private Parts 

    A baby’s private parts need to be thoroughly cleaned and dried. If using diapers, ensure frequent changes and cleaning. Avoid talcum powder in those areas. Though there is frequent urination when the temperature drops, try to keep your baby diaper free.
  4. Prefer Home-cooked Food 

    Infants who have graduated to solids should be given well-cooked home food, preferably boiled. If on formula, the water should be boiled and cooled first.
  5. Maintain Hygiene

    It’s very important for the mother and other family members to maintain their hygiene too, especially when coming from outside. Washing hands before holding the baby, taking off shoes outside the main door are a few things to be kept in mind.
  6. Clean House 

    Houses, especially on the ground floor accumulate a lot of dirt during rains. A shoe rack should be placed in the portico to avoid wet shoes indoors. With infants in house, the floors should be cleaned at least twice daily. No water storage should happen in or around the house.
  7. Maintain the Body/Room Temperature 

    Air conditioners have become a necessity in most homes. But thankfully they come with various setting options and modes suiting the weather. Do set the temperature accordingly to keep your baby comfortable.
  8. Sprays and Oils 

    Since mosquitoes multiply during this weather, occasional spraying with disinfectants could be done while you are away from home. Light lavender oils are best and natural for baby’s skin to keep them safe from mosquito bites while you are outdoors.
  9. Avoid Crowd 

    Taking your baby to crowded places means an open invitation to infections. During monsoons infection is in the air, hence crowded places should be avoided.
  10. Practice Medication 

    Though self-medication is not advised, as parents you can always talk to your pediatrician for basic medicines and dosage for common cold, cough and fever in case of any emergency.

 

Everything cannot be avoided but a little preparation and care can reduce the possibility of your baby falling sick during the rainy season. This could at least make the season enjoyable for both you and your baby. Follow this monsoon health checklist for babies

Did you find Hina’s tips on baby care during the monsoonuseful? How do you keep your baby safe and healthy during the monsoon? Do leave your comments…. We love hearing from you.

 

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| Jul 17, 2018

I been have talking with my lover Michael bennett he doesn't need know about it i not him that I pregnant with his child i will keep quit for a while i don't won't him to get mad at me i just to myself

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| May 29, 2018

it is very informative

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| Aug 15, 2017

Hi Monica... it is advisable to stop using talcum powder in and around private areas... it's always better to let air dry before dressing your baby. However diaper rash creams can be applied around the area.

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| Aug 11, 2017

I am using powder around my baby's private part and even on diapers, to keep her dry, should I stop doing that ?

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| Aug 09, 2017

thnxs hina

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| Aug 09, 2017

hello Shraddha! all essential oils should be mixed with carrier oils or cream. For example, a pure and authentic lavender oil (1-2 drops) can be mixed in 2 tbsp of carrier oils like olive, coconut, jojoba, grapeseed. this helps in evenly spreading the oil on the babies body. However, the recommended age for applying essential oils is 3+ months.

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| Aug 08, 2017

suggest me if lavender oil should be used on babys skin ? and how to apply

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| Aug 04, 2017

thanks for giving us knowledgeable advice

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| Aug 04, 2017

valuable information...

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| Aug 04, 2017

thanks for the valuable information

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| Aug 03, 2017

Thanks for the information... it's very useful

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| Aug 03, 2017

very helpful tips.. especially for a new mother.. thanks

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| Aug 03, 2017

thankyou soo much ...this is very useful for me..

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| Aug 03, 2017

Nice suggestion & thanks a lott for this..

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| Aug 03, 2017

thanks...... all the points are vital for our babies.

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| Aug 03, 2017

Thanks a lot for the tip.

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| Aug 03, 2017

nice & useful information thanks a lot

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| Aug 03, 2017

Thanks hina

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| Aug 03, 2017

very informative and useful tips

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| Aug 03, 2017

nice suggestions

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| Aug 03, 2017

very informative. thanks a lot

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| Aug 03, 2017

nice suggestions

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| Aug 03, 2017

thanks Hina for the valuable suggestions....

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| Aug 02, 2017

very useful

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| Aug 02, 2017

wow.. its really usefull.. ty

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| Aug 02, 2017

According to me maintaining the temperature is most important thing we can do. Thanks for the blog it's very informative .

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