In summer, you want to take a walk outside with your loved ones, soak up the sun in the park or at the beach. However, summer rhymes with hot weather , even heatwave. Like you, Baby suffers during this time. It is therefore important to help him to endure the hot days as well as possible. There are a few simple things you can do to do this: moisturize baby , protect him with sunscreen , bathe him and, as a bonus, protect him from insects.
How to protect baby when it’s hot?
Drinking regularly: a gesture that must become automatic
Like an adult, a baby must drink very frequently in summer, and especially at very high temperatures. Why do you have to drink so much? To stay well hydrated and to compensate for water loss due to sweating. The most common symptoms of dehydration are diarrhea, vomiting, dry diapers, weight loss, or fever. If in doubt, do not hesitate to consult your doctor.
If you are breastfeeding him, it is necessary to breastfeed him often enough without necessarily waiting for him to ask for it. Infants who have frequent access to the breast do not become dehydrated because breast milk is mostly water and satisfies their thirst.
If he is bottle-fed, you can supplement the milk bottles with a little water or fresh fruit juice between meals (depending on the baby’s age). It is essential to regularly offer them to drink in small quantities to avoid dehydration.
Sunscreen: a summer essential
The baby’s skin is thin, very fragile and sensitive and does not constitute an effective barrier against solar radiation. Even more than an adult, we must prevent the sun’s rays from directly touching Baby’s naked body. For this, opt for a sunscreen at the highest degree (for example index 50 or more) with protection against UVA and UVB, to avoid sunburn. It is recommended to apply sunscreen all over the body, every hour and after each swim.
In case of strong heat: push back the exits and enjoy the interior freshness
During hot weather and a temperature over 25 °, if you are not out for a walk, remember to keep the windows and shutters closed in order to keep the fresh air in the house. On the other hand, if you are out with Baby, take all the necessary precautions and make sure to avoid the hottest hours of the day, that is to say between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Prefer a walk in the early morning or late afternoon.
The bath: nothing better to refresh Baby
The body heat Baby varies according to the outside temperature. During hot weather, do not hesitate to give him baths, even several times a day, to regulate and lower his body temperature. Be careful, even if it is very hot, the temperature of the bath water is ideally 37 °. Even when traveling, Baby can take a bath at any time of the day, thanks to the Winnie inflatable bathtub by Xulnaz Concept . Practical, compact and comfortable, this bathtub is ideal for washing Baby in any situation.
How to make the bath pleasant? Make him happy with his favorite bath games . To provide even more relief to baby’s skin, apply a moisturizer. During the day, regularly use a water mist to refresh your face and body, as long as it has a very gentle flow.