Your baby can be exposed to illnesses from siblings, baby-sitters,
visitors, and family members. Ask everyone who will be dealing
with the baby, including siblings, to wash their hands first.
A droplet from a sneeze or cough can travel up to three feet.
Cough or sneeze into a tissue or hanky. If you know you're
going to sneeze, put the baby down and then wash your hands
before picking her up again.
Make sure your infant receives regular checkups and immunizations
to prevent him from getting certain types of infectious diseases.
Sanitize the crib if your child is ill. Wash sheets and blankets
as they become soiled.