This post was sponsored by AstraZeneca as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
You’re probably already tired of hearing me talk about my new little bundle of joy. However, I wanted to bring you some information on RSV that’s important to me this year, more so than ever. RSV can be a severe problem for babies in their first year of life and often, people just don’t have the information they need to prevent it.
The most important thing to remember this winter is that you want to keep your babies safe and warm. Doing so requires a little preparation and understanding. Educate yourself on what to look for so that you take the necessary action as soon as the symptoms present themselves. Take the time and make sure your friends and family, as well as any other caregivers, understand RSV and its symptoms. October is RSV awareness month so it’s the perfect time to spend a little time reading the infographic below!
What You Need To Know
RSV is most common from November to March, just like the flu
There are 125,000 infant hospitalizations every year
There are around 200 infant deaths every year
Be On The Lookout
For fast or troubled breathing
Bluish color around the mouth of fingernails
Coughing or wheezing that won’t quit
How You Can Prevent It
There are three great ways to prevent RSV. Here’s an easy way to remember them:
R-Remind kids and adults to wash their hands. This can help prevent a whole slew of winter illnesses. Take the time to stock up on hand soap and sanitizer and keep a supply in every bathroom and by any entryways your family uses frequently.
S-Sanitize your child’s belongings, including their bottles, toys, and dinnerware
V-Visit your pediatrician to understand your child’s risks and learn more preventative measures
Learn more at RSVProtection.com