As a first time parent I couldn’t wait to show and share it all with my little bundle of joy. I was determined to show baby the world. Excited about Fall with its beautiful color spectacle, we love the fresher temperature and shared plenty of time outdoors. An important reminder of this season is that Autumn also brings with it the beginning of flu and cold season. Therefore, RSV Awareness Promotes Healthy Little Lungs and helps parents everywhere take extra precautions to keep sniffles at bay. If you have a little one under the age of one, you need to be extra vigilant and alert to prevent RSV.
All About RSV
When baby arrived, I was blissful and terrified at the same time. I couldn’t find the baby manual and was overwhelmed about protecting baby from it all. Lucky for me, I have a healthy munchkin thanks to a great pediatrician who calmed my fears, and advised on how to prevent many issues like RSV. You might know what it is, but it is important to go over it just in case because no one wants sick ones at home, and much less at the hospital. Let’s start:
What is RSV:
Respiratory Syncical Virus (RSV), is a common seasonal virus that is the leading cause of hospitalization for babies during their first year of life. Unfortunately, premature babies are particularly at risk for developing severe RSV because of their undeveloped lungs. While RSV spreads between November and March, October is RSV Awareness month which explains why we are talking to friends and family about RSV.
How to prevent RSV:
Most of the points below seem like basic common sense. Nevertheless, when it comes down to keeping baby healthy, it doesn’t hurt to review them and remember to adhere by them. Oh, and yes, share them with everyone that will be around your baby too:
- Persistent coughing
- Trouble breathing
- Bluish color
Be RSV Educated
As you see the good news is that RSV is PREVENTABLE. Yes, RSV Awareness Promotes Healthy Little Lungs! Besides the information above, you can get more information on RSV if you visit RSVProtection.com to eliminate / minimize risk factors and help keep all little lungs healthy and parents with one less thing to worry about.
Now that you have it all on RSV, who are you going to share RSV information with?