How to Protect your Baby from Germs: 1. How germs are spread.

Bringing your baby home from the hospital can be both exciting and scary. Newborns are especially susceptible to infections, and in your home there resides a plethora of malevolent microbes such as bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew. These germs love your baby as much as you do! To protect your newborn from these invisible and malicious germs it is important to have an understanding of where germs collect, how they are transferred, and how to effectively combat them.

Armed with this antimicrobial information you’ll minimize the exposure of your baby to household germs that can cause serious illness.

How Germs are Spread:

There are four ways that germs are spread from one place, or one person to another:

  • Direct-Contact
  • Indirect-Contact
  • Airborne Contact
  • Ingestion

Continue reading to learn how to protect your baby from each of these germ transfer methods.

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