The best way to protect your baby is to protect yourself!

DO NOT share food, drinks, toothbrushes, etc. with your child.

AVOID kissing a child on the mouth and always wash your hands when in contact with saliva.

DO NOT put children’s toys and pacifiers into or around your mouth.

Wash your hands, especially after:

  • Handling children’s toys
  • Feeding a young child
  • Wiping a young child’s nose or mouth
  • Changing diapers


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