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How do I protect my baby from infections when traveling?

To protect your baby from infections when traveling, make sure your baby is up to date on vaccinations. Any caregivers and family members who care for your baby should be up to date on their vaccinations as well. Second, it is important to wash your hands prior to picking up or touching your baby.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
When you're traveling, you can take precautions to help protect your babe against easy-to-transmit germs found in confined spaces. For instance, if you're flying, drape a loose blanket over your baby's mouth and nose, so that spew from a selfish sneezer doesn't wind up on her face. And turn off the air nozzle above her head, so that everyone else's breath doesn't get blown back onto her. Also, it's not a bad idea to carry a travel-sized container of disinfectant or baby wipes that you can use to wipe down remote controls and other things that your child may play with in hotel rooms.
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