If you’ve had a baby in the last couple of months, we’re sure you’re already stressing over how you are going to take care of your baby this summer. Your little bundle of joy is as delicate as a rose & protecting your baby from anything & everything, is all that you need to think of.
The summer heat can be dangerous for your baby as their skin is easily affected by the heat. Their skin is more susceptible to overheating and heat rashes. As our tiny little angels can’t cool themselves down, it’s your job to do so.
Need some tips on how you can keep your tiny tot safe from all the summer heat? Here are a few.
Let’s start with the clothes
Dress your baby right! Want your baby to feel cool & comfy? In that case, naturally skin fitting & thick fabric clothes is a big NO! When at home, go for loose-fitting, lightweight garments made of natural fabric like cotton.
Stepping outside? Go for light colored long pants, full sleeved shirts and a wide brimmed hat with a long flap on the back to shield your baby’s head, face & neck from the sun.
Long or short, follow a simple rule: Choose baby comfort over fashion trends!
Wind wind gentle sway, try to keep the sun away!
First and foremost, keep your baby away from direct sunlight. You could also use baby sunscreen and apply it regularly on your baby’s soft & delicate skin, especially if you have beach or paddling pool plans.
Have travel plans in the summer? Try to step out during the coolest hours of the day, which is usually early in the morning.
Also, remember to use baby carriers made from lightweight nylon in comparison to a heavy fabric like denim.
Give a bash to heat rash!
If your baby is sweating profusely during hot, humid weather, then it is possible that tiny red spots occur in moist areas like the nappy area, on the neck, under the chin, in the folds of skin at the back of the knees or on the elbow crease.
In order to relieve your baby from heat rash, make sure to change your baby’s clothes more often. Your baby will enjoy cool baths at this time.
Hush away the heat stroke
Heat stroke is dangerous for your baby and it is best you take some precautions to prevent it.
- Don’t leave your baby alone in a parked car even for a moment. ‘The car is parked in the shade’ is also no justification to do so.
- Keep your baby hydrated.
If your baby is still irritated or starts to be floppy after all these precautions, then it is time you pay the doctor a visit. Don’t delay.
Make sure your baby enjoys this bright season comfortably & joyously. Consult our experts to know more about baby care during this summer. Visit www.apollocradle.com