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As you already know, I am currently expecting baby number three! So all things baby have been on my mind non-stop lately. My baby is due at the beginning of December, which just happens to be right during the RSV season. RSV is a common seasonal virus that generally occurs during the months of November and March. It is actually the leading cause of hospitalization for babies during their first year of life. So it is definitely something we should all take very seriously.
October is actually National RSV awareness month and is in place to educate parents about RSV. It is so important that we learn how to protect baby’s little lungs. Did you know nearly all babies, in the US, by the time they reach two years old will have already contracted RSV? It is true, and not all babies become seriously ill with RSV and the severity ranges from baby to baby.
I want to do everything I can to have the healthiest chance for my baby. That is why I am so happy to know about the RSV Protection Site, it is a fantastic resource for learning about RSV, the symptoms to watch for and ways you can try to protect your precious baby. As a mom, all of this information is priceless. Keeping baby healthy is a number one priority for me.
When my nephew was a baby he was hospitalized for RSV and it was very hard to see him and his mom go through that. That is why this education is so important to me. I want to make sure parents know how to help protect baby as well as what symptoms to watch for and when to seek medical treatment.
Here is a really great infographic that highlights the important info about RSV.
You can visit the RSV Protection Website to learn more. Also follow on social media with #LittleLungs & #RSVAwarenessMonth