How To Keep Your Newborn Baby Cool This Summer ?
Created by Kshitij Yadav Updated on Apr 21, 2018
Summer is here, so is the heat and if you have a baby of or under 6 months you certainly need to be very careful about his/her body. Excessive exposure of the sun during infancy raises the possibilities of causing your child skin cancer, later in life. Also, there is a higher risk of having SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), if you often take your baby outdoors. It is because his/her body isn’t ready to regulate the temperature and easily gets dehydrated in a hot temperature.
8 Tips To Keep Your Child Cool During Summer
Here are few best tips and ways to keep you baby cool, comfortable and happy in summer...
Keep Him/her Out Of The SunIf you have an infant who is under 6 months you should keep him/her indoors rather than taking outside, especially during peak hours. During these hot days the heat stroke could be dangerous for your baby. So, it’s better not to take risk
Choose Soft ClothingOver dressing is one of the reasons to overheat the baby. Light cotton clothes with no strings and buttons are the apt options for your baby during summer. Organic cotton clothes are far better than the fuzzy clothes for your child’s sensitive skin. Strictly avoid furry clothes as they can irritate the body
Choose Comfort Over ConvenienceDisposable diapers are indeed more convenient than cloth nappies. However, these non-environmental diapers cause rashes and aren’t comfortable for your baby during summers, at all. Nonetheless, cloth diapers let the skin breathe and prevent to cause rashes
Buy a Wide Sun-HatGet a wide brimmed hat to protect your child’s head and face from the direct exposure of the sun. And remember it should be breathable and made of cotton which doesn’t even irritate the skin
Avoid Heavy Oil MassageIt’s indeed essential to massage infant’s body; however, during summers you should highly avoid using heavy massage oils. Rather choose light oils such as olive oil or coconut oil as they easily absorb into the skin without weighing it down and your child will stay cool
Time To Time Sponge BathsIn these boiling days of summer you have to give your baby sponge baths a few times a day. And you should use plain water with no soap and no moisturizing oil. In fact you should use lukewarm to cool the water and then sponge off and do not try to drench the baby in
Chillier the Food Cooler The ChildParents can give frozen breast-milk popsicles or fruit slices to their babies to snack on. Prepare recipes with millets such as Ragi, Barley water/cereal or Bajra Moongdaal cereal. You can use cool spices like coriander, turmeric, fennel and cumin while preparing food for the baby
Put a Cotton Sheet or Lay Down While Breast-FeedingWhen you breastfeed your child make sure that you have put a cotton sheet between you and him/her or you can lay down and then breast feed. Direct contact of your skin with your baby’s may result in skin irritation. So, be wise and a cool mom!
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| Apr 24, 2018
quite handy tips to deal with scorching heat during summers especially for newborns.
| Apr 23, 2018
| Apr 23, 2018
Very useful message thank you somuch
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