Top Tips to Keep Baby Cool and Safe This Summer

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 by from Tales from the Crib

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    This week, we are welcoming summer with 90-degree temperatures in the D.C. metro area. With hot temperatures, I begin to worry if my little ones are cool enough, have enough sunscreen on, and are staying hydrated. Since a baby's temperature-regulating systems are not fully developed, they sweat less than adults. When the summer temperatures increase, young children are not as efficient in keeping cool and are susceptible to hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is when the body temperature is abnormally high, causing heat exhaustion. If left untreated, a child will develop heat stroke, resulting in convulsions, stroke, and even death.

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Mindi is a working mom with three boys ages 4, 2, and an infant (born June 2013). She spent her first 8 years of her career in Speech-Language Pathology at a Children's Hospital. She currently works with adults and children in home health. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about life as a working mom at Simply Stavish . Her weekly feature ... More

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  1. Avatar of Jmo Jmo says:

    Always keep your baby covered from the sun. You can drape a receiving blanket over the car seat when walking to or from the car. (Obviously making sure that it doesn’t touch baby’s face.) And on a side note, for evening strolls, make sure to cover baby with insect netting. This will keep those pesky insects from biting your little one.

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