Your Baby's 12th Week of Life

Fact of the Week

Rotavirus is a common virus that causes diarrhea, especially in young children. It usually occurs in the winter months and lasts four to six days. Rotavirus is highly contagious and is passed along by direct contact with the virus, which is in the feces of an infected child, and can be passed through hand contact to the mouth. To help prevent rotavirus from infecting your family, wash your hands and your baby's hands after each diaper change. Also, disinfect toys, diaper changing surfaces, bathrooms, food preparation surfaces and other items that might come in contact with dirty hands. If your baby spends time in the care of another, make sure the caregiver adheres to these guidelines and does not let children infected with the virus return until they are past the contagious stage.

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