How to protect your baby’s herpes: Wear gloves and face mask, wash hands thoroughly and keep your newborn and baby sitter away from your baby.
Keep your baby and sitter well away from the sink.
Keep the sink clean and dry.
Use antibacterial soap and water regularly.
If your baby has colds or coughs, give them extra warm liquids or take them to the doctor for testing.
If you are unsure whether your baby is sick, ask your doctor.
Call the National Vaccine Information Center at 1-800-227-2521.