Friday, February 10, 2012

Preventing Baby Toys from Becoming Infectious Source of HFMD

To reduce the incidence of hand, foot and mouth disease, parents should less take the baby to play in public places in the popular season. Teach baby to develop good health habits, such as wash their hands before meals, should regular disinfect tableware, household items, toys, etc. most of the virus are hidden and carried into the baby toys. This article will give you some tips to prevent baby toys from becoming infectious source of hand foot and mouth disease.

Firstly, sharing or exchanging toys can infect hand, foot and mouth disease. Infectious source of hand, foot and mouth disease is usually patients and healthy virus carriers. The patients' spit, dirty hands, handkerchief, towel, cup, toothbrush, toys, tableware are all infectious. The virus can also spread through cough, sneezing, talking, etc. Therefore, the experts warn parents that children should not be too much exchange toys, the bacteria attached on the toys can sometimes exist for a long time, needing to disinfect with disinfectant or high temperature.

Secondly, children's toys should be disinfected regularly. Through process of production, packaging, transportation and sales and other sectors, new toys are likely to be enterovirus contamination, therefore, they should be given to children after disinfection. To those plush toys, the best way to disinfect is to wash and dry under sunshine. Toys made of plastic and iron should wipe with diluted disinfectant, then clean with water and dry in the sunshine. Toys with complex internal structure, not able to touch liquid can only be exposed in the sunshine. Besides, toys should be disinfected every week. The first thing child to do after coming home is to play toys instead of washing hands. Therefore, parents should let children develop the habit of washing hands before playing toys. Kids' favorite toys often have to take wherever, should be disinfected every day.

Thirdly, parents should pay attention to control children's play time, avoiding reducing the immune system for children playing too fatigue. And the nurseries, kindergartens and other children's collective organization should do morning physical examination, and disinfect daily utensils, tableware, toys, bedding, and toilet.

Finally, to keep children's personal and family health is the key to prevent disease infection. The prevention measures of family include the following six main aspects. First, guide the children to form good habit of washing hands before meals and after using the toilet. Second, do not allow children to drink unboiled water or eat cold food, avoid contact with sick children and bask the bedding and other home supplies. Third, infants using baby bottles, pacifiers should be fully cleaned before and after use. Fourth, parents should not take children to the crowd gather public place during the epidemic period. Fifth, children appear related symptoms in time to medical institutions for treatment.

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