Most of the time your baby is perfectly healthy. Your daily care, presence, and love and affection enable her to flourish. Little by little, you get to know her needs, behaviour, and habits. If she’s not feeling well, you notice it quickly and do what you can to make her feel better right away.
There are plenty of ways to help keep your little one stay healthy. And, remember, there are health professionals available to help you.
Before taking care of your baby (e.g., feeding, changing diapers), wash your hands to reduce the risk of transmitting an infection (see How to do a good hand washing). This is especially important if you are sick.
If you have COVID-19, you need to take certain precautions. COVID-19 is contagious for 10 days. During this period, wear a face covering (preferably a medical mask) when caring for your baby. Always wash your hands before taking care of your child.
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