SM City Batangas
KEEPING BABY DENGUE FREE AT BABY COMPANY
With more rainy days ahead, there has been much concern about dengue outbreaks in the metropolis. The dengue carrying mosquito, aedes aegypti, after all, thrives in warm, humid weather and breed in stagnant water, and your little ones are most at risk.
Babies and young children are more prone to dengue fever since they cannot yet protect themselves, and their immune systems are not yet fully developed.
There is no vaccine against dengue, and prevention, as they say is the
best cure. Here, Baby Company, the Baby Specialist, shares some tips on how to keep baby safe from dengue.
Keep your house and surrounding areas mosquito free by removing or covering areas with stagnant water where dengue mosquitoes tend to breed.
Close all doors and windows at dawn and dusk, since this is when mosquitoes thrive. It’s also best to avoid high risk areas during these times.
Protect baby with mosquito nets for his crib, stroller, carrier, and play mats. Baby Company has these innovative mosquito protectors available in its stores. These not only make baby safe, but look good in the nursery.
Apply insect repellent on baby’s gentle skin for protection. Make sure you choose one that is gentle, safe, and non-irritating. There are also some sonic repellent options, which rely on ultra sound and electromagnetic waves to repel insects.
Watch out for symptoms of dengue fever in your little one, which may be different from those experienced by older children and adults. These include fever, a runny nose, cough, and a mild skin rash.
Dengue fever typically lasts up to 10 days, but if it is not treated
immediately, it can lead to complications and even death. It’s best to consult a doctor if baby’s fever is fluctuating or does not respond to medication.
Keep baby dengue free with anti mosquito nets and repellents available at the Baby Company section of SM Department Store at
SM City Batangas.