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7 Ways to Make Diwali Pollution Free For Your Kids

by Dhanya Nair 10 Nov 2023 0 Comments


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As Diwali approaches, the excitement in the air is undeniable. But so is the noise and air pollution that tags along with the festivities. With our little ones in mind, it’s time to gear up and shield them from the harmful effects. 

Let me share some eye-opening facts

  • Out of 131 countries, India ranked 8th with a population weighted average PM2, indicating a higher level of air pollution compared to many other countries. PM refers to tiny particles suspended in the air, which can pose health risks when inhaled. 
  • Delhi ranks #4 on list of world’s most polluted cities.

  • Understanding The Challenge.
    Our tiny tots are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of air pollution. Their growing lungs, bodies, and immune systems are still developing, making them more susceptible. For instance, my son, like many kids, had allergies exacerbated by the smog during Diwali. It's a real concern that hits home.

    Why It Matters?
    As the festival of lights approaches, the noise and air pollution tend to skyrocket. Diwali, with all its joy, also brings a surge in pollutants. This can be particularly harsh for newborns and younger kids. Their delicate systems need extra care and attention.

    Taking Action Towards A Pollution Free Festivity!
    1. Plan Indoor Activities:
    Consider indoor activities to keep your little ones away from the polluted outdoors. Fun board games, creative crafts, and storytelling sessions can make indoor time exciting. Choosing indoor festivities shields your kids from outdoor pollution. Think cozy family game nights, creative indoor crafts, and delightful storytelling sessions. Indoors can be just as fun and way safer!

    Check out our Board Games and Craft Kits to enrich your indoor activity time.

    2. Invest in Air Purifiers:
    Consider investing in good air purifiers for your home. These devices can significantly reduce indoor air pollutants, providing a safe haven for your family.

    3. Create Natural Ventilation:
    If bursting crackers is a Diwali tradition, do it in an open area away from your home. Open windows and doors in rooms that are not facing the street to allow natural ventilation while keeping pollution at bay.

    4. Say Yes to Indoor Plants:
    Indoor plants like Peace Lilies and Spider Plants act as natural air purifiers. Not only do they add a touch of green to your home, but they also help in reducing indoor pollution.

    5. Encourage Mask Usage:
    When stepping outdoors, especially during peak pollution hours, ensure your kids wear masks. These masks act as a protective shield, preventing them from inhaling harmful pollutants.

    6. Healthy Diets and Hydration:
    Boosting your kids' immunity is crucial. Provide them with nutritious foods rich in vitamins and encourage plenty of water intake. A strong immune system helps their bodies fight off the effects of pollution.

    7. Community Awareness - Spread the Word:
    Raise awareness in your community about the importance of protecting children during Diwali. Encourage neighbors to minimize fireworks and opt for noiseless, environment-friendly celebrations

    As Diwali approaches, let’s make a collective effort to ensure our little ones enjoy the festivities without compromising their health. Remember, every small step adds up to create a safer environment for our little ones. Let’s make this Diwali a celebration of light, joy, and clean air. Here's to a happy, healthy, and pollution-free Diwali for you and your family!



    About The Author:

    The Mom Store; Blog Author; Dhanya Nair

    Dhanya calls herself an impatient inquisitive seeker, content writer and blogger. Dhanya, through her blogs aims to help moms who are raised in nuclear families, aspiring, ambitious, well educated but feel stuck when it comes to parenting!


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