A woman has been hailed for sharing her useful pram trick to protect her child during the coronavirus pandemic while out on a shopping trip.
The Australian mum used the rain cover of her child's pram to put it over her baby for a trip to the supermarket while COVID-19 continues to spread.
Sharing her idea on Facebook, the trick was largely positive with one doctor even claiming it was a good move.
She wrote: “Remember those annoying rain covers we got with our prams that we all threw to the back of the cupboard? “I finally found a use for it amongst this COVID craziness.”
While one mum thought it was a great idea, she did suggest that it’s probably worth disinfecting the pram when she gets home.
Dr Sam Hay, a GP from Australia, told Kidspot: “Rain covers can provide a valuable barrier for baby from the world around them.
“We also know that COVID-19 can be transmitted by droplets – that means when you cough of sneeze, tiny balls of spit fly out, transmitting the virus to any surface in about a two metre radius.
“Now imagine someone coughs or sneezes just as you wheel your pram past – any of those droplets could land on your precious baby.
"When you are out in the community, you have to be vigilant with washing your hands after everything you touch – because you just don’t know who touched it before you.”
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It comes after the UK announced a three-week lockdown on Monday, but Brits are still allowed to pop out for their shopping.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the dramatic address to the nation to shut the UK down over the pandemic.
He told everyone to stay at home, but to only leave for shopping, one form of exercise, medical reasons or to travel to and from work.