Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bring On The Summer...

Summer is start and as a young mom my worries about my babies health is also start. Summer is a tricky season for keeping the babies safe and comfortable. Summer comes with so many problem like angry heat rash, damaging sunburn, heatstroke. As a mom I always make sure my little Shourya and Naksh stays cool and protected during the long, hot days of summer. I follow this simple tips which I want to share with all mom’s and hope it is helpful for them.

Baby room must have proper Ventilation:
Since a baby doesn't perspire effectively, he can become overheated far more quickly than an adult. That's why you should never leave an infant in a hot room or a parked car. Even a few minutes could cause his temperature to spike and, in extreme cases, may prove life-threatening.

Pick the Right Clothes for babies:
A good rule of thumb: "Dress the baby the way you're dressed," Dr. Epstein says. If you're going to be indoors, dress your infant in loose-fitting, lightweight garments, preferably made from a natural fiber like cotton, always avoid synthetic fabric. For the outdoors, put baby in light-colored long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a wide-brimmed hat to shield her face. Resist the temptation to leave her exposed on a gray day, since harmful rays can penetrate the clouds.

Keep your baby Hydrated:
Dehydration is one of the problem every baby facing. A flushed face, skin that's warm to the touch, rapid breathing, and restlessness may be warning signs of dehydration. Babies over 6 month can take modest amount of water. Always remember Babies should drink at least 50 percent more than usual in the summer. 

Time Outdoor Activities Wisely:
The worst time for your baby (and you, for that matter) to be outdoors is between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun does the most harm to skin, says Eric Siegel, M.D., a dermatologist in Millburn, New Jersey. Always plan outdoor excursions for before or after this peak period.

Seek Out Shade:
When you arrive at the beach or the park, look for a protected spot, such as under a tree, an umbrella, or a canopy. A handy item to take to the shore is a tent made of fabric treated to block the sun's harmful rays. Make sure it has see-through mesh sides for proper ventilation. Sunglasses for your little one are a good idea, to protect her eyes and reduce glare; the label should state that the lenses block at least 99 percent of ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) radiation.

Skin Soothers:
If the baby sweats profusely during hot, humid weather, tiny red bumps may start to cluster on babies neck or groin, in the folds of his or her skin at the back of his or her knees, or in the crease of his or her  elbows. To relieve heat rash, remove her sticky outfit and dress her in loose cotton clothes (or simply a diaper), and apply baby powder to the affected areas. Keeping her in a cool, well-ventilated room will help relieve symptoms.

I hope this tips help all mom, I am following this simple tips and I am sure this will help other mom too, they all enjoy this summer with their babies and say happily and loudly bring on the summer…

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