The rainy season is one season that we all love. It brings many beautiful memories, nostalgia, and oodles of fun. Kids especially adore this season as they can do all kinds of fun activities while getting drenched in the rain and playing football on the muddy ground. They wait every day to enjoy an unplanned holiday with friends watching their favourite shows due to a heavy downpour.
But with all the fun comes worrisome ailments, like cough and cold, mosquito-borne infections like malaria, dengue, and gastrointestinal diseases due to contamination. But it doesn’t mean you should tie your kids to home. A little precaution will keep them safe and healthy while letting them enjoy the perks of monsoon. Mumbai is famous for its long stretch of monsoon. Significantly, small kids get affected by rains easily. So preschools in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai areas are well-prepared to welcome the wet weather with covered play areas and emergency stocks of food, medicines etc. while handing down a list of monsoon essentials to parents.
Here are a few tips to make your child rain-ready-
Kids get cold and flu quickly when they get wet. Invest in a good raincoat and umbrella to keep your child from getting wet. Make sure that the child is wearing a raincoat every time they head out in the rain. You can buy one as per your requirement, raincoats come in many shapes and styles. Make sure that they are easy to wear so that kids don’t have to struggle to wear or remove them. If you are living in a cooler region, you can buy a raincoat with a liner. Nowadays you get raincoats with detachable liners too. Otherwise, without liner raincoats also serve the purpose well. Buy a size bigger so that your child could wear it even next year. You can buy a complete set with matching shoes, an umbrella, and a bag as well.
Leading Preschools in Navi Mumbai inform parents about the precautionary measures that should be taken to ensure safety and hygiene. Pack a healthy and tasty lunch in an air-tight box so that it remains fresh and away from contamination. This way, your child will not be attracted to unhealthy fast food. Make sure they carry a water bottle for drinking water and ensure that they drink boiled or filtered water to avoid any kind of waterborne diseases.
Keep their books in a plastic bag before putting them in the school bag so that they don’t get wet even if the bag is wet. Give them a hot water bath after coming from a school with neem water or some antiseptic liquid to minimize the chances of getting any fungal infections and bacterial infections.
Try to keep them engaged at home with board games, some DIY activities etc. to avoid them getting wet and dirty in the rain and mud outside.
Sometimes, let them have their share of soaking in the rain but make sure that they take a bath after coming back and feed them warm soup or warm milk.
Schools generally give special guidelines for monsoon season which include wearing rain shoes, carrying raincoats and umbrellas, and carrying home-cooked food with a water bottle. Daycare centres in Kharghar provide fresh and healthy food to toddlers and take special care so that kids don’t miss their learning and fun time while being safe and healthy.