INFANTS

How to keep infant safe in summer heat!

It's been so hot lately! And my baby gets really, red really fast. What's the best way to keep kids from sunburning besides long sleeves and sunscreen?

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Sharkeith posted July 26

Infant hats! I let my kiddo wear hats that range from sports caps to big fluffy one. It really depends on how sunny it is. But I've noticed that it will keep my kid's face from turning so red. 0 Likes
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Cassandra posted July 26

Try bringing an umbrella with you on really really hot days. Or better yet, I know it's a little silly, but buy a little hat with a mesh cover on the front and back to protect your kiddo's face and neck. 0 Likes
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Jackie posted July 29

It's really important to keep babies cool in the heat. Unlike adults their bodies cannot regulate with hot temperatures as they have fewer sweat glands, and because they sweat less it's harder for them to stay cool. So not only do they need to be protected from the sun but they also need to stay hydrated. Make sure your little ones drink extra fluids, especially water, when the weather warms up. Try to keep them indoors in an air-conditioned room as much as possible during heat waves. A fan helps a little but it isn't as effective when temperatures soar in the 90s. If you don't have AC at home, you could always find a public place to hangout at during the day that does, like a shopping mall or library. If you must go outside, make sure they are dressed in light-weight / light-colored clothes, wear a hat, with sunglasses and apply sunscreen. 0 Likes
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Amber posted August 9

The summer heat can be too much, even for adults. Here are a few ways to avoid sunburn and information about the use of sunscreen:
Babies under 6 months should not be in direct sunlight.
Sunscreen is not recommended for babies under 6 months. Keeping them in the shade and covered lightly with clothing and hats are best for them.
For babies over 6 months, sunscreen made specifically for babies is recommended.
Keep home cool during the day, close blinds and curtains while keeping air conditioning at a comfortable temperature (not too cold).
Keep nighttime clothing/sleepwear light
While outside, cover their strollers with a damp cloth.
If babies starts to be more irritable than normal, this could be a sign of heat stress and they should be given more to drink and checked by a doctor.
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