Keeping baby from getting sick when mom and dad are sick

The first 3 months of a baby’s life are quite stressful since any fever means a trip to the emergency room. Keeping baby well is of the utmost importance. This becomes difficult when mom or dad come down with a cold or the flu. As always, practice good general hygiene, washing hands frequently, don’t touch your face and then touch baby, and use hand sanitizers. I also wear a face mask at the first sign of sickness. When my baby was 1 month old, I thought I was coming down with a cold so I wore a mask. Luckily, it was just some central Texas allergies, but you can’t be too careful with delicate newborns.

Amazon.com and Walgreens normally stock disposable earloop-style face masks.