Wellness - Preventive Care | 1-5 yrs

5 Tips To Make Your Baby Stay Cool In Summer

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Summer is a difficult season for keeping your baby comfortable. In fact, it can be a tricky period for parents as babies don’t know how to talk yet and can’t communicate whether they are hot or not.

So, how do you go about ensuring that your precious baby is comfortable during summer?

The article, How to dress your baby for summer, published in kidspot, states that babies have limited ability to regulate their own temperature. So, parents should dress their babies appropriately during summer. Follow simple rules like using cotton clothes instead of nylon or polyester. If your baby has a flushed face, or is breathing rapidly, and his skin is unusually warm to the touch, it means he is hot.

Here are some tips to make your baby comfortable during summer:

  • Provide proper ventilation: Per Parents, babies do not perspire effectively, due to which their bodies get heated up quickly. Leaving an infant in a hot room or a parked car for long can cause his temperature to rise with dangerous consequences.
  • Increase baby’s water intake: Your baby should drink at least 50 percent more water during summer as he will lose precious fluid due to perspiration.
  • Time outdoor activities wisely: Avoid going outdoors between 10 am and 2 pm as this is when the sun harms the baby’s skin most.
  • Use a summer-friendly baby carrier: Use a carrier made of lightweight nylon instead of a heavy fabric like denim. If your baby’s face is flushed, lift her off the carrier immediately.

Other ways to make your baby comfortable in summer include giving him the right type of foods and protecting him from mosquitoes and bugs. Know more by flipping through the pages of this ClipBook

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