Rural Health Pediatrics are here to keep your children HO-HO-HEALTHY this winter!

Winter can be a fun time of year no matter your age, but it can be particularly dangerous for children. Take note of these top tips for keeping your children warm, safe and healthy through the winter season and the coming new year.

Those with babies and young children should:

1) Adjust their clothing accordingly: babies and children should be dressed in one extra layer of clothing you would dress an adult in for the same conditions.

2) Limit their exposure to the cold: take regular breaks form the cold and come inside to warm up .

3) Reduce the risk of sickness: restrict visits, play dates, social interactions where people are known to be sick.

4) Practice good hand hygiene: with everyone cooped up inside more, regular hand washing is essential in the fight against colds and flu.

5) Use caution around fires: where possible use a protective gate to distance young children from indoor stoves and fireplaces.

Warmest wishes from,

Your RHC Pediatrics Team

Pictured Left to Right: Sherel Ott, FNP; Richelle Azores, MD; Andrew Modic, MD; Yoana Peteva, MD; Cynthia DelCastillo, MD

(Pictured Left to Right: Sherel Ott, FNP; Richelle Azores, MD; Andrew Modic, MD; Yoana Peteva, MD; Cynthia DelCastillo, MD)