With the right facts you can help to protect your little ones lungs against RSV. October is RSV Awareness Month and I am sharing our RSV story with you.

Get the Facts to Protect Your Little Ones Lungs Against RSV

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Children, especially babies are prone to getting sick. Their bodies are just learning how to handle all kinds of germs floating around us. October is National RSV Awareness Month and the reason I wanted to spread the word on helping keep your children safe. 

With the right facts you can help to protect your little ones lungs against RSV. October is RSV Awareness Month and I am sharing our RSV story with you.

Protect Your Little Ones Lungs Against RSV

RSV, Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a respiratory disease that parents can help prevent to ensure their children’s health when it comes to protecting their little lungs. One evening when Emily was about 2 years old, I noticed that her breathing seemed labored. As a mother I always worry about over worrying. I videotaped her breathing and how her chest was rising and falling for a minute. I sent that video to a friend of mine that is a firefighter and paramedic to get his opinion. He immediately called me and confirmed my suspicions – something was definitely not right. Although she had no fever, no cold, and no other presenting symptoms I put her in the car and headed to the local children’s hospital.

With the right facts you can help to protect your little ones lungs against RSV. October is RSV Awareness Month and I am sharing our RSV story with you.

Diagnosis: RSV. Emily was admitted to the hospital and given different treatments to fight the RSV disease, including nebulizer breathing treatments which were a battle in trying to keep the mask on her face. When she would finally fall asleep we would take advantage and do the treatment during those times. We spent two days in the hospital because of RSV and I am forever thankful to have the worst behind us. 

I only wish I had known more about RSV and the ways it can be prevented sooner. Although I’d heard of it before, I thought it was something that only affected little babies, especially premature babies – which it does, but I didn’t know that nearly all babies by the age of two in the US will contract RSV. The severity varies between contracting RSV and becoming seriously ill from RSV as was the case with Emily. 

RSV is a seasonal virus that typically occurs between November and March in the United States and is the leading cause of hospitalization for babies in their first year of life. I encourage you to learn more about RSV and how to protect your little ones lungs against RSV through both the RSVProtection.com website and the RSV Awareness Month Infographic. Prevention, protection and awareness are key in keeping your little one healthy and protecting their little lungs from this season’s biggest threat – RSV. 

With the right facts you can help to protect your little ones lungs against RSV. October is RSV Awareness Month and I am sharing our RSV story with you.As we move into RSV season now is the time to become educated about the signs and symptoms of RSV disease as well as prevention measures you can take. Visit RSVProtection.com to learn more about RSV disease and how to help keep your child healthy this RSV season! 

Have you ever had an experience with RSV? Were you aware of any of these prevention tips to help protect your little ones lungs against RSV?

Raise awareness in your online community by sharing this post and using the official hashtags #LittleLungs and #RSVAwarenessMonth.

With the right facts you can help to protect your little ones lungs against RSV. October is RSV Awareness Month and I am sharing our RSV story with you.
Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I've done it all.

Comments (3)

  • OMGoodness, this is good information, I didn’t even know half of it.

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  • Thanks for providing such great information and resources on an illness that can be so scary for parents!

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  • WOW I never heard od RSV before, sounds scary!! I am glad your daughter is okay!

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