Limit exposure as much as possible, stay indoors and insulated.
Invest in good air purifiers that really filter out the tiny particles – Amway Malaysia and Blueair Malaysia are some of my favorites.
Keep hydrated and eat a variety of fruits and veggies to help w antioxidants.
If your child is going stir-crazy or needs to move around, try to avoid public play places (petri dish for germs and w compromised immunity from haze) but plan small play dates inside instead. Sometimes just playing with someone else’s toys is super fun!
Let your child scoot, bike, climb, mini trampoline inside or check out tomorrow’s post for some indoor fun.
Take a shower and change as soon as you get home and wash hands and face frequently.
If you notice your child having a hard time breathing or wheezing, consult your pediatrician immediately as little ones can deteriorate quickly especially if in a higher risk category – respiratory diseases, immuno-compromised, etc.
Masks are not officially recommended for little ones under the age of 8 (please use your own discretion and child’s health history w pediatrician if deciding to use one) but if you decide to use one, make sure to check frequently and observe how child does w mask.
If using a mask, use a n95 mask w exhale valve and CHECK THE FIT. There should be no holes or leaks or it will defeat the purpose. Disposables last only 8 hours per mask and while I haven’t seen any available here, I was able to purchase a few at the Watson’s in Jewel Changi Singapore airport if you have a friend flying through.
We were also able to get a reusable Vogmask Singapore from M+ Pharmacy & Natural Remedies today which is also available in different sizes. Ella Grace wears a S in this picture.
Most importantly, you can’t pour from an empty cup so don’t forget to take care of you too, mama.