A healthy baby

Photo: Véronique Michon

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 a fever, cough, sore throat, or nasal congestion, you should take certain precautions. While your symptoms last, wear a medical mask, if possible, or a face covering when caring for your baby.