COVID-19 in Babies and Toddlers

COVID-19 in Babies and Toddlers

nurse with stethoscope on babyAs we have learned during this pandemic, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the older populations more than the pediatric populations.  Nevertheless, it is very important to know the symptoms to look for in babies and toddlers.  Knowing the symptoms can help a worried momma get some sleep at night.  We all need peace of mind, can I get an Amen!?! Do you know what to look for in your child?

UNC Health, North Carolina’s largest academic health system, took some time to talk with UNC Health pediatrician, Mirian Medero-Eng, MD, to get some helpful tips for all parents.   It also reviews safe habits to follow while at home like washing hands and toys regularly.

As a parent, what I love about this article is how it stresses to never fear reaching out to your pediatrician.  Your pediatrician is your side kick in this parenting gig.  I have been blessed to know some great pediatricians and could not imagine walking through the younger years (or any years for that matter) without their support.  It truly takes a village.

In addition to physical health, mental and emotional health is important for everyone, big and small.  As hard as this change has been, look for the small wins.  Enjoy the extra time with family when you can.  Check out this article to see what you can be doing for your child in this unprecedented time.  Remember, most importantly, what is right for you may not be right for others.  Each family has to find the balance that works for them.

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