Out of all seasonal happenings summer is a tricky season and keeping an infant safe and comfortable is more important right now. It may be a new opportunity for you and your baby to come up with different set of safety precautions.
Heeding the following safety tips will make you to confidently enjoy summers together….!
Be Mindful on Sun Exposure
Because infants have rather thin skin and they are lighter. They are highly susceptible to sunburn. Babies under six months old should not be exposed to direct sunlight and should only be given minimal amounts of sunscreen if absolutely necessary at outing times.
Older babies may enjoy short periods in the sunlight and should be generously lathered in sunscreen
Right Clothes for right time
If you’re going to spend your baby in indoors, dress your infant in loose-fitting, lightweight garments, preferably made from a natural fiber like cotton,
which absorbs perspiration better than synthetic fabrics. For the outdoors, put her in light-colored long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a wide-brimmed hat to shield her face.
Good Ventilation is important
Since a baby doesn’t perspire effectively, he can become overheated far more quickly when compared with adults. That’s why without your presence you should never leave an infant in a hot room or in a parked car. Even a few minutes could cause his temperature to spike and, in extreme cases, may prove life-threatening effects.
If an infant sweats profusely during hot, humid weather, tiny red bumps may start to cluster on her neck or groin, in the folds of her skin at the back of her knees, or in the crease of her elbows.
To relieve heat rash, remove her sticky outfit and dress her in loose cotton clothes (or simply a diaper), and apply cornstarch baby powder to the affected areas. Keeping her in a cool, well-ventilated room will help relieve symptoms