Mylaporean mom says taking care of a baby during lockdown is challenging

Tara. D (name changed), a resident of C. P. Koil Street, Mylapore has an 18 month old daughter. She says the lockdown has made life challenging.

She says, “Every since my daughter was born I have been frequently travelling to Pondicherry to my mother’s place. That is where I have been getting her vaccinated too. I haven’t been able to do that and so taking care of her on my own is very challenging. She was also supposed to get a 2nd dose of a vaccine in March but that couldn’t happen due to the lockdown. The doctors I have been consulting here have asked me to wait for a few more weeks as they say that it is not safe for children to be brought to hospitals unless there is an emergency”.

She says they are taking extra precautions at home to make sure everything is clean and tidy. “I go out only once in 10 days to buy groceries. My husband, who is working from home, takes care of my daughter then”.

She also says that before the lockdown her day would always end with a visit to Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore. “My daughter gets restless every evening, she wants to go out but can’t.”