How to Prevent Catching a Cold

It’s impossible to prevent little ones from catching a cold! But, there are things you can do to make life easier and limit the virus being on repeat in the home:

  • The cold virus can survive on objects such as toys for up to 24 hours, so give these a regular once over with an anti-bac wipe
  • Anti-bac door handles, bannisters, toilet flushes and taps to get rid of any lingering virus in the home
  • The whole family should regularly wash hands to help prevent the spread
  • Make sure your baby has plenty of fluids, more than normal – either breast or formula milk, or water – to ensure they stay hydrated
  • If your baby has a temperature, infant paracetamol or infant ibuprofen can ease pain and bring down the fever
  • Saline nasal drops can loosen mucus, before using NibNabs® to clear the nose
  • Gentle vapour rubs can be rubbed onto your baby’s chest and back to help open the airways

Word of caution, children under 6 shouldn’t have over-the-counter cough and cold remedies, including decongestants, unless advised to by a GP or pharmacist