Take charge while we still have a chance.
Ambient Air Pollution at Check: Since this is where your infant is going to
be the best part of the day, keeping a check on what your precious one is
breathing should be the first thing you do. Know the pollutants you are up
against so that you are better equipped to protect your baby against it. Invest
in a reliable air quality monitor that could help you track particulate matter
and toxic pollutants efficiently.
your House well Ventilated, Vacuumed and Free from Dust and Mold: This is
just so basic, right? But this is some of the most common pollutants that
pollute your indoor space. Your infant’s lungs are just developing; you should
make sure it doesn’t have to take the load of toxic pollutants.
Stay away from high-pollution zones right
during and after pregnancy: While this is a bit challenging as India has 14
out of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, you still got to do what you
got to do! You have to protect your kid right from the start to ensure a chance
at a healthier life. Newer research points out that exposure to high levels of
pollution during pregnancy can cause complications in childbirth. We are
talking about things like underdeveloped organs, low birth weight, the risk of
stillbirth or miscarriage. Even after childbirth, the initial five years of
growth are crucial for the development of all the vital organs and exposure to
pollution are doing them no good.
organic and environment-friendly cleaning products: Often, the everyday household chemicals
that we use for cleaning emit toxic pollutants andgases that are not good for those tiny lungs. Invest in organic
and mild laundry and cleaning agents that will not have any impact on the air
quality and in turn on your little one’s health.
them boost their immunity by giving them their vitamins regularly: While we
do this diligently for the first year after childbirth, we tend to slack after
that. Since we can’t do much about outdoor pollution, boosting their immunity
is the only way forward. Make sure they get a regular dosage of all the vital
vitamins and minerals that would help them fight the pollutants effectively.
Your fight against air pollution
can’t stop just here. You should make some voluntary contribution to society
towards air pollution. Sharing your pollution-related data to concerned
research organizations that could reduce pollution in your area would help the
government and all the related stakeholders in making a more robust and clear
So go ahead, bless your child a
happy and healthy life and make sure you have done everything to make it come
Ayushmaan Bhav Little ones!
Well, I was just flipping through
channels when I came across this news. Apparently, air pollution is not just
making you sick; it is also decreasing your infant’s age by around 2.5 years.
This made me thinking. So pollution can increase the overall infant mortality
rate. Also, since we are not talking about a static figure (pollution has been
rising steadily over the last several decades), it can increase it even
further. Meaning that without intending to, I am harming my own child.
This is definitely too much to sink
in, and I am still processing the data. According to 2016 WHO report, polluted
air was linked with premature deaths of around 1, 10,000 children. The worst
part is that more than 1, 00,000 of these were kids under five. Globally more
than 6, 00,000 children under five succumb to air pollution every year. Not
exactly what we have in mind for our children’s future right?
So mothers out there-