Celebrating Holi 2020 with your toddler with the caution of Corona Virus…

Life is like a rainbow that have many colours. Some colours are bright and some are dull but every colour is required to complete a painting and the best colour of your life is that which suits the most on you.

Holi is the festival of colours and the symbol of celebration of the colours that are present in our lives with a touch of happiness and mythology that always teach about victory prevails good over evil. Holi is around the corner and I am pretty sure the preparation of celebration has already begun. But is it the first ever Holi celebration of your toddler? If yes, then it’s going to be very exciting as your toddler will be able to know about a colourful world they live in where all the festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show.

With the anxiety to explore the world, toddlers also invite risk that can be dangerous if not guided properly. So, make sure you have monitored that extra preparation for your naughty and mischievous tiny tots, who has brought the vibrant colour in your life after their entry into your world.

But it looks like this year Holi is heading towards a lousy celebration of colour due to the deadly Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) that is spreading out fast like fire in different countries and it has started knocking India’s door as well. Recently, we have got news about positive results in different parts of India.

Though we can’t stop it from spreading but we certainly can take the precautions to keep ourselves safe. Proper knowledge about Coronavirus and how to avoid it can help to some extent to get out from its clutches. You can visit to your nearest hospitals or can contact your family doctor to have a conversation and a brief idea about this virus.

Most of the countries that are affected by COVID-19 now dismissed the international flight along with India. All the events, fairs and large gathering are being cancelled to have a control on this virus. My brother who is in Madrid, Spain informed me about their Holi celebration event also got cancelled and most likely their offices are also closing down leaving them to work from home (at least for some period).

Amidst of these, we Indians, who are hoping towards a grand get together for Holi celebration are also in a fix. We still wonder whether to travel to our hometown, or enjoy the party at our own society. As recommended by government, this year social gathering is not possible but it does not restrict us to have our own family celebration. Only we have to mindful for certain precaution to save ourselves from this threat of the virus.

Precautions to be taken during this year Holi to avoid COVID-19

  • Avoid using toxic colours: The fear of Corona virus is taking down the energy in the people to celebrate Holi in India. Everywhere there are advertisements that are going viral to avoid using Chinese colours (not yet proved). Even if COVID-19 spreads from person to person, it is advisable to avoid these colours for skin safety measures.
  • Avoid Holi gatherings: As all the social gathering are getting cancelled due to the circumstances, it is better to avoid gathering for some time towards the well-being of your family and particularly for little ones. You never know who are infected in that whole gathering.
  • Avoid shaking hand: we Indian, are famous for our unity and brotherhood and we spread happiness by shaking hands and hugging each other. This year avoid shaking hand and follow the traditional Namaste style to greet each other.
  • Don’t share cutlery, bottles, cups etc.: if you are celebrating Holi within your family, make sure not to share cutlery, bottles or cups with anyone. Be more careful towards your little one’s personal hygiene.
  • Maintain distance while talking: 2 m distance is enough to avoid the sprinkle of bodily fluid of an infected person. Maintaining distance will help you to lower the risk of catching virus. Avoid meeting international guests if it is not that necessary.
  • Washing hand frequently: increase the number of washing hand for at least 20 seconds with every touching of doubtful things that can have a chance for carrying germs and always carry a sanitizer. It is very important especially when you have a toddler with you.

So, mommies, after all to keep our little one safe is our priority and we will leave no stone unturned to keep them safe. Don’t lose heart and enjoy your mini Holi party. To celebrate a Holi, we don’t really need a big party but sometimes all you need is a little splash of colour (organic ones that also can be handmade).

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