Re­move pollen

Mother & Baby (UK) - - BABY & TODDLER -

‘Doc­tors don’t tend to di­ag­nose al­ler­gies like hay fever un­til chil­dren are older,’ says Lucy, ‘but I see plenty of those al­lergy symp­toms in my sum­mer baby sleep clin­ics, with stream­ing eyes and runny noses mak­ing bedtime more dif­fi­cult.’ And you don’t have to wait for a di­ag­no­sis to do some­thing about it. If your young­ster is be­ing af­fected, in­vest in an anti-al­lergy mat­tress, and hoover the house daily to get rid of the pollen that finds its way in­doors. If she’s been out­doors, then she’s likely to have pollen stuck to her, too. Un­dress her in a dif­fer­ent room to where she sleeps, and wash any ex­posed skin with a damp flan­nel to get rid of the pollen. ‘Have a chat to your GP about whether this could be a pollen al­lergy, too,’ sug­gests Lucy.

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