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Beat the Heat: How to Protect Your Baby from the Summer HeatBetween El Niño and global warming, summer promises to be especially hot and dry. Here are ways from FemaleNetwork.com to keep your baby cool as the temperature rises.by SmartParenting Staff .
The summer season is both a bane and a boon. Students rejoice at the thought because it means that school is over. Beach lovers also look forward to summer, since it’s when beach weather is at its best.
But with summer comes extraordinary high levels of temperature. And that means hot, hot, hot weather and possible health risks such as dehydration and hyperthermia (which is when the body's temperature gets elevated due to improper thermoregulation, and can result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke).
That’s why it’s important that you keep your baby cool during summer. You want to prevent discomfort and heat-related illnesses that may cause crankiness. Want to know how? Read on and check out the seven tips below.
Load up on H2O.
Perhaps the most common problem wrought by the heat is dehydration. The heat makes us perspire, making our bodies lose water. So keep your kid from drying out (literally) by stocking up on liquids such as juices and water. Make sure he or she never goes out without it. You may also want to give your baby a sponge bath to cool him or her off.
Invest in a good anti-mosquito lotion.
Summertime is when kids go with their families for a trip outside the city—say, Tagaytay, Batangas, and other locales that expose your kids to mosquitoes. Summer season is also mosquito season, so protect your child from bug bites that may have harmful and dangerous effects later on with a potent anti-mosquito lotion.
Don’t forget the SPF.
Summer is when the sun is at its harshest. Protect your child’s skin by slathering on somesunscreen—even if he’s just going outside to play. Brands now offer spray-on SPF, so you might want to check it out. And, if possible, get your child to play indoors or under a shade instead of out in the sun.
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