I have 3 babies, a 4 years old and the 2 years old twins. Should I be concerned about their health more than usual? We live in France in the countryside in a little town of 55000 souls. My children are lively, they need their 2 hour stroll every day to the playground to see and play with their mates, unless they drive me mad and can not do my chores at home. We stayed at home from middle of march till june but no more, I can not do more at home. Fortunately there is a little garden and backyard full of their toys and jungle gym my husband built this spring, but this is not the same. The older one kind of understood the situation but the twins wanted to go to see their friends and have their playdates all day every day. How would you make them understand this covid-19 situation? So I made a decision and take extra care of them, washing their hands with sanitizer in every 10 minutes, having a shower and changing clothes right after we arrive home, etc. Still I am afraid I was too unpatient and unconcerned about the true risks of the pandemic.
Hello! I was shoked the firs time I read the question but I see your point now. I am staying at home with my two children, 1,5 and 3 years old, boys. Your situation is perfectly understandable that you don't have the patience and time to exhaust them, though I think if you tried you'd be the one having the afternoon nap not them. 3 small children are a handful. By the way I read some articles about this topic and there are some good news. For example scientists from Ontario, Canada, made a calculation based on the Canadian statistics and they say children of young age aren't effected by the Covid-19 that much as adults.
It is a really sad topic :( but I am also curious about the statistics
Here you are some exaples that I found a few days ago on ctvnews.ca: "One death out of 7,888 cases in children and teenagers means that less than 0.013 per cent of young COVID-19 patients in Canada have died" In the US "only about 0.2 per cent of patients under the age of 17 have died", UK: 0,15% of all cases were children. Also good news from the same site, same article: "A comprehensive study from Europe found a COVID-19 mortality rate in children of less than one per cent. In China, only one of the first 2,135 pediatric patients to have contracted the virus later died. " - is written in the ctvnews.ca's article.