Many parents believe that it can keep baby warm and prevent diseases to wear baby a children gauze mask when they go out. In fact, if you wear masks all day, nasal and respiratory mucosa will lack of exercise and will be weak to handle cold air so it is much easier to get cold. The sold air will be close to body temperature through a serious of warm up in our body so it is not necessary to wear a mask for baby as soon as they go out.
In some special occasions such as crowded and poorly ventilated public places, it is needed to wear a mask in order to stay away from bacteria. It can also prevent further spread of germs hen baby suffers from influenza, pneumonia and other respiratory infectious diseases. On the other side, wearing masks will also increase the flow resistance so it is more difficult to breathe. So, it has no need to wear mask for baby when it is not necessary.
Some parents would like to wear a scarf to round baby’s mouth and nose as mask, which is unhealthy. Different from the mask, we don’t wash it too often and it is exposed to pathogenic bacteria, dust and other harmful substances. Scarves are usually made of wool, rabbit hair, fiber and other raw materials so it is easy to hide bacteria. It you round the scarf to the nose and mouth, you may breathe the harmful substances and bad for health especially in people with allergies.
Masks should be cleaned regularly. Every time after use, the masks should be scalded with boiling water. The masks used by the people who have respiratory infectious disease should be boiling to sterilize. Prepare a small pocket to collect the masks and wash it often. Choose the baby care products for baby to protect them better.