The monsoons are among the most eagerly awaited seasons, as they bring much needed respite from the searing heat of the summer. It’s the perfect time to sip on a hot brew coupled with some snacks, and watch the raindrops on their way. However, the monsoon also brings its fair share of hassles, the biggest bother being mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes breed in still water, and soon diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya begin to do the rounds. Also to be wary of are diseases like the flu, pneumonia and typhoid, which are communicable via air and water. And infants being the delicate creatures they are, stand at greater risk of contracting these diseases.
Pneumonia and typhoid are potentially deadly for children. So, if you have an infant at home, don’t kick back just yet. Prepare yourself, your home and your child against the worst of the monsoon. We’ve put together a list of 10 things you should do before and around the onset of the monsoons, to keep your infant safe and healthy.