First of all, it is important to know that children are the least affected by the coronavirus. No death has been reported among children under 10 years old. The mortality rate is low for people under 39 years old (0.2%), increases to 0.4% for people between 40 and 49 years old, 1.3% for people between 50 and 59 years old, 3.6% between 60 and 69 years old and 8% for people over 70 years old.
Enough about statistics. Despite this very low risk on our babies and children, we must take the necessary precautions. Even if children are not directly affected, the environment in which they bathe can have an impact on their routine, especially because they are in contact with adults of all ages. This is the case, for example, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes where the director tested positive and the two day-care centers she is responsible for have been closed.
It is therefore necessary to anticipate a serious epidemic situation and to be more prepared for more critical situations. In Italy, the situation is getting worse. It is now forbidden to leave the house except in cases of force majeure in several areas of the country.
Not leaving the house means many things. We may not think about it but water is essential. Having a supply at home can help if there is a crisis. You also need to have enough food to feed yourself. Opt for foods that keep well. A first aid kit and good reflexes to have in case of complications are necessary for a good management of a serious health situation…
All these things are essential. That said, it is important to be serene and to prepare the family to live these difficult moments calmly so as not to break its harmony. This event can be an opportunity to strengthen the parent-child bond, to encourage interaction between daddy and baby, mommy and baby, big brother or big sister and baby… The whole family is united, so we might as well take advantage of it.
Indeed, the sensory and psychomotor development of the 1 year old, 2 years old… continues but takes into account several factors for a more or less healthy growth of babies and children. The educational toys, the books of awakenings, the sensory boards are good supports allowing the interaction parent-child, the occupation of the children healthily and the promotion of their blooming.
Finally, it is necessary to remember that the situation is still under control in France and that a change of habits, sometimes harmless, can prevent us from the worst. Washing your hands regularly, checking yourself, tapping your elbows or feet instead of kissing or shaking hands can stop the spread of the coronavirus.