How to Prevent Your Baby From Getting Heat Stroke in the Summer
Covering a stroller with a blanket to shield your baby from the sun can actually have a negative effect.
It gets very hot and has poor air circulation.
An experiment was done to see determine the temperature with the blanket, and without the blanket.
Without a cover: The temperature inside a stroller left out in the heat was 22 degrees Celsius
With a thin cover: In 30 minutes, the temperature rose to 34 degrees Celsius. After an hour, it was at 37 degrees Celsius.
Young children are especially at risk for heatstroke and overheating.
Signs of heatstroke can include:
hot, red, dry skin;
rapid, shallow breathing;
vomiting and unconsciousness
Here what you can do to avoid heatstroke in babies:
• Dress your baby in lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
• Try to keep your baby in the shade when outside — and check to make sure that he’s staying cool during car rides.
• Give more fluids than usual on hot days.
• If the temperature is especially hot, keep your baby inside if you can.