Summertime brings warm weather and lots of sunshine. But parents of infants, in particular, should keep a few essential heat and sun safety tips in mind while enjoying the season, such as;
- Seek shade- Park your push chair or blanket under a tree or in another shady spot to avoid direct sun exposure.
- Dress your little ones coolly- Infants should be dressed appropriately for the environment, with no more than one additional layer than an adult would wear comfortably at that temperature – for daytime or sleeping.
- Drink liquids- Offer breastmilk or formula to keep infants hydrated. It’s generally recommended to wait until babies are at least 6 months of age to offer water. Older babies and toddlers should drink water while playing outdoors to help stay cool and hydrated.
- Avoid the hottest parts of the day- Plan to take your baby out in the early morning or late evening hours so you can spend the hottest parts of the day inside.
Watch the video below from The Lullaby Trust, it contains some helpful tips on baby summer safety so you can enjoy the warm weather while knowing how to keep your baby comfortable and cool.
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