Written by Pradeep
Just given birth to your precious bundle in the midst of the sweltering summer heat? Apart from coping with the heat during pregnancy, after delivery, one becomes very apprehensive as a new mom about how your little precious will thrive in this climate. Overheating has often been related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and it can turn quite dangerous for your baby as they are not yet equipped to adjust their body temperature by themselves. Overdressing your baby can cause heat rashes and overexposure to heat can cause the little one to develop sunburns or a heat stroke. Hence, it may get tricky when you are dressing your baby in the hot season, keeping her both safe and comfortable.
Do not panic, as all you need to do is ensure they are dressed perfectly to challenge the heat and are comfortable in every sense of the word. And the mantra here is – trust your intuition – mothers always know when their babies are uncomfortable.
Little babies begin to feel very irritated and start crying when they feel the high temperatures and so it is vital you know how to make sure that your baby is dressed properly to beat the summer heat. Babies do not have the capacity to sweat like adults do and so they become overheated very soon. There are some simple signs that make you realize that your little one is unable to bear the heat. Simple tell tale signs which convey that your little one is getting heated.
Always bear in the fact it is very important you need to be extra vigilant and be on the lookout for any tell tale signs mentioned above to ensure your baby is cool and comfortable during the entire summer season. If this is your baby’s first summer, do go through these amazing guidelines for taking care of the baby in the hot season.
Given below are some really wonderful tips that will help you to decide what is best for your baby during the summer season.
You may get umpteen advices as to how to take care of your new born in this hot season – some people may advice not to use air conditioners while some may ask you to give your baby water to keep her hydrated. If your baby is exclusively breastfed and younger than 6 months, you do not need to give her water even in very hot conditions – breast milk provides all the necessary hydration that your baby requires. However, your baby may want to feed more often as the foremilk that comes initially is lighter and thinner. If your baby is formula fed, you may seek your doctor’s advice on offering water to her. For older babies, lassis, smoothies, milks hakes etc. can help her stay cool and comfortable. Remain level headed and take care to see that you take the right kind of care during this season that will make your precious bundle safe and cozy from the smoldering heat. Seek the advice of your baby’s pediatrician and make the right choice. It is imperative that you attain a perfect balance between keeping your baby well covered at the same time cool to ensure that the baby is well protected.
All these tips are certain to help your baby combat the summer heat and help your little one breeze through those hot months comfortably.
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