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5 ways to protect newborns from colds

Protect your newborn from colds this winter

Do you feel like your baby is always catching a cold? Runny nose, nasal congestion, chesty cough?

Well, it's little wonder as there are 200+ viruses that cause the common cold.

Our little one's immune system brand new and still building up its resilience to colds and viruses. Over time, each exposure will make it stronger.

There are ways in which you can keep the lurgies at bay. We've got together with Medi-Redi to bring you some simple steps to a stamp out germs during the cold season.


  1. New immune system

Before their 2 month immunisations, try to avoid busy places with lots of people and germs.

  1. Sick guest? No guest

You will undoubtedly have lots of visitors with a new arrival but make sure you check if anyone is, or has been, unwell.

  1. Hand sanitiser at the ready!

A portable godsend. Keep hands germ-free  and take your hand gel or anti-bac wipes everywhere you go.

  1. Breastfeed

Breastfed is best when possible. Breastfeeding has the added benefits of building up your baby’s immune system.

  1. Keep baby covered

Avoid coughs, sneezes and strangers hands strokin your baby’s face when out and about. Use a thin muslin to cover your pram or shade baby in their sling. (Not to be used in hot weather).

Medi-Redi is a storage and timing device for children's medicine. Store your children’s medicine safely and within reach but out of theirs. The handy timer will make sure you always remember when the last dose was given, how much and when the next one is due. 


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