Tips for newborn babies in summer

The newly born they require a lot of care, and even more so during the summer season. Keep in mind that babies are very delicate, so you have to pay special attention to multiple factors to avoid dehydration, insects that bite, sunburn ...

Therefore, when our child was born in the middle of summer, or at a rough date before the summer season has arrived, it is best to protect them by taking care that their hydration is the most appropriate, choosing the recommended clothes, protecting their skin and helping them to sleep better, especially if it is too hot at home or in the place where we are.

Here are some basic care to protect newborns in summer.

Hydration

Newborns do not drink water; Its hydration depends on your diet. If they are breastfeeding, usually in the summer time babies ask the breast more often, both day and night. Depending on the small the shots can be longer or shorter.

In fact, it is not advisable for newborns to drink water, given that as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Spanish Association of Pediatrics, the child who breastfeeds on demand does not need any other liquid.

Clothing

One of the most frequent questions of parents with newborn babies during the summer has to do with how to dress their children. We must avoid that the children can suffer a heat stroke.

Therefore, if the temperature is high, above 30 degrees, it is important to remember that they do not need more clothes than adults, so it is not convenient to overcook them; For example, with a body and a short set of cotton is enough.

It is always advisable to bring a blanket in case there is a change in temperature, for example, in public transport with air conditioning or when entering a shopping center.

Skin

Keep in mind that the skin of newborns is very delicate, so you just have to use creams and other products that are appropriate to their age. It is important to remember that babies less than six months old should not be exposed directly to sunlight; they should always remain in the shade. Even so, it is always advisable to protect your skin with a specific sunscreen for newborns.

In any case, summer rides with babies should be done early in the morning at sunset; that is, when the heat and intensity of the UV rays are at their lowest point. And it is advisable to protect the little ones with a hat.

Insects

Insects are one of the biggest headaches for parents with newborn babies during the summer. The most frequent insects during the summer season are mosquitoes, so it is advisable to take some measures to prevent them from biting the small ones; The ideal is to protect your crib and your car with a mosquito net. And there is no doubt that the mosquito bites They tend to be especially the most annoying and uncomfortable.

Also, in pharmacies you can find anti-mosquito bracelets which are very effective. In any case, you should avoid applying anti-mosquito lotions directly on the skin of the little ones; As mentioned in the previous point, they have very sensitive skin, so they are not suitable for them.

Dream

Newborn babies sleep many hours, both during the day and during the night. However, in summer, due to the high temperatures, it may cost a bit more to sleep, especially during the day. Parents must have patience and try to your room is at a temperature between 22 and 23 degrees. To prevent dryness, a humidifier can be installed.

It is important that children are never exposed to air currents and are always covered in their crib, even with a light blanket, but if it is very hot, with a sheet something thicker will be enough.

Hot

In the event that you are traveling with a newborn, there are some basic precautions to take into account. First, it is advisable to ventilate the interior of the vehicle by opening the windows from time to time.

Then you have to make rest stops in shaded areas every two hours. And, in third and last place, the air conditioning dries the mucous membranes of the airways, so it is advisable to disconnect it from time to time.

With these basic tips in mind, parents can enjoy much more of their babies, newborns, in summer. They are very simple recommendations to follow, which are worth taking into account. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Pediatrician. We advise you to consult your trusted pediatrician. ThemesNewborn

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