As a mom of an infant, I cringe when strangers take it upon themselves to touch my baby in the supermarket without thinking twice about the germs they could be carrying on their hands. Did you know that almost every baby will contract RSV by age 2, but only 1/3 of moms say they’ve heard of the virus? So what is RSV? RSV is the infection of the small airways of the lung.
Parents of premature babies are hyper-aware of potential opportunities for infection. Often, they are looked upon like they are overreacting or being too paranoid. This is simply not true! Preemies are so much more likely to contract RSV. If you’re a parent or parent-to-be struggling with how to politely ask family and friends to respect your wishes for the heightened awareness for infection, this sample letter could be a big help! I can’t tell you how many times I wished I could just put a giant bubble around my infant when going out in public. I don’t know why strangers feel like it’s acceptable to touch a complete strangers child, but evidently, they do!
Do you have a loved one who is expecting a baby? This fact sheet can help you know what you can do to help prevent the spread of RSV.
Have you ever had a germy encounter with a stranger? Tell me about it with a comment!
To learn more about how you can prevent RSV, visit RSVProtection.com. Raising awareness for this infection is necessary, and it will help parents of preemies protect their little ones!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of MedImmune and received promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.