6 tips to protect your baby from the cold
When winter and cold come, it’s time to protect your baby from frostbite! Winter comes, with the start of the series of colds, runny noses that you and your baby are going to face. To minimize these inconveniences, some tips can be useful to protect your baby from the cold.
The body of a baby is weakened compared to that of the adult, who can not move and can regulate its temperature. It must then help to fight against the cold. Some precautions can be taken to deal with falling temperatures.
1. Go for the stroller instead of the baby carrier
If the baby carrier is very practical and the baby feels safe against you, it is safe to avoid winter. The baby carrier can compress his legs and block blood circulation. Consequence in very cold weather: this can cause frostbite.
So, to protect your baby from the cold, opt for the stroller that will allow the child to move and warm up. Add a blanket and a chancellor.
2. Stack the clothes
Hats, gloves, scarves, socks: protect the ends! Heat loss is more important in children than in adults, so make sure heat does not come out.
Feel free to layer several layers of suitable clothing that will keep the heat. Being not mobile, consider covering it with an extra layer compared to you.
3. Remember to moisturize regularly
Winter or summer, babies sweat! So that your baby does not suffer from dehydration, be sure to offer him water several times a day, preferably at room temperature.
If you go out, bring a bottle of water always with you.
4. Protect your skin with moisturizer
The skin of babies is very thin, and the cold weakens the skin, can cause chapped around the mouth, scabs and redness.
To avoid the risk of dry skin, apply a thick layer of moisturizer. Emphasize the driest (cheeks) and most fragile areas (lips, eyes).
5. Limit temperature differences
Beware of temperature differences that can be misleading. Do not overheat your home so your baby can adapt better to cold temperatures. And when you come home, find out.
The logic is the same in the car, make sure it is not too hot. If he sweats, he can take cold out.
6. Avoid taking a nap
Exposure to cold increases your baby’s energy expenditure. In order to cope with the low temperatures of winter, he must recharge his batteries and have enough sleep allowance.
It is best to take your baby out during the “hot” hours of the day, between 11am and 3pm.