Every parent wants to see the world with their babies. According to recent estimates, the number of people travelling with babies has increased profusely in recent years. Albeit the incidence of paediatric illness associated with travel is limited, there are certain risks that babies face while travelling and we have listed the travel guide with babies.
Here is a travel guide with babies which will give parents ideas about all the preparation and precautions necessary while travelling
To feed babies, breastfeeding is the goto to decrease the risk of foodborne and waterborne illness, especially outdoors. Water fed to babies should be properly disinfected and food served for babies should also go through special inspection. Caution should be used with dairy products as well.
Baby should be the cynosure always, attention should be given to hand washing and cleaning bottles, pacifiers, teething rings and toys that fall to the floor or are handled by others, especially after this pandemic outbreak. After changing the diapers parents should be careful about properly rinsing off the hands, parents should always carry alcohol-based sanitizers with them but soap and water should be the priority always because alcohol does not remove organic material.
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Parents should carry ORS with them, to overcome dehydration. They are advised to give it to the child as long as dehydration persists. As dehydration decreases, children may refuse ORS, then replace it with some other safe liquid.
Babies should sleep in air-conditioned rooms or rooms with screened windows, or under mosquito nets. While travelling babies should be made to wear long pants and long sleeves to reduce skin exposure to mosquitoes and other transmitters. Always carry an insect repellent.
Air travel is safe for most newborns and infants. The safest place for a baby on a plane is in a government-approved child safety restraint system/device. Parents should check with the airline about specific restrictions and approved child restraint options.
Ear pain can be problematic for infants and children during descent. Infants should be made to nurse or suck on a bottle, make them drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids, water being the best, throughout the flight. Drinking is imperative, it encourages swallowing.
Babies should not be fed while landing, take-off, or during sudden change of altitude. On long flights wait for the steady height to be reached.
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