A SAFE AND COOL SUMMER
Summer is a season of joy and fun, but it can also present special challenges for caring for newborn babies. High temperatures and hot weather can affect the health and well-being of babies, since their ability to regulate body temperature is limited during the first months of life. It is crucial that parents and caregivers are well informed about the special care a newborn requires during this season to ensure their comfort and safety.
One of the most important aspects of newborn care in summer, is hydration. Breast milk is the best source of nutrients and fluids for the baby, so it is essential to breastfeed more frequently to ensure that the baby is well hydrated. If you are bottle feeding, you should use boiled water, and sterilize the bottle, the teat, the thread and the lid before each feed. If you decide to prepare a bottle in advance, store it in the refrigerator until you give it to them. If your baby is older than 6 months and has already started eating solid foods, you can also offer small amounts of water between feeds.
Choosing the right clothing is essential to keep your baby cool and comfortable on hot days. Opt for light and breathable garments that allow air circulation and stop the heat from building up on your baby’s delicate skin. Avoid tight clothing and synthetic fabrics that may cause irritation or discomfort. The Mac illusion summer collection has all the characteristics to enjoy the summer with peace of mind.
If you plan to go outside with your newborn, be sure to protect them from the sun. Babies less than 6 months old should not be directly exposed to sunlight, so it is much better to go out at times when the sun is not as strong, such as early in the morning or around sunset. If you can’t avoid going outside during sunnier hours, protect the baby with clothing that covers their skin and wear a wide-brimmed hat to shield their face.
For babies older than 6 months, you can apply a sunscreen specially formulated for their delicate and sensitive skin. Choose a product with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30, and one that is free of fragrances and irritating chemicals. Be sure to apply the sunscreen evenly and reapply every two hours, especially if the baby is sweating or in contact with water.
Keep the baby’s environment cool and well ventilated. If you don’t have air conditioning, use a fan to create a gentle flow of air. Avoid excess wraps or unnecessary blankets, as heat can easily build up around your baby while sleeping or resting.
Baths can be a great way to cool your baby down during the summer. Use lukewarm water and be sure to dry their skin carefully after bathing to avoid excess moisture. You can apply a mild, fragrance-free moisturizer to keep their skin nourished. Newborn skin is delicate and prone to dryness, especially during the hot months.
Special care for new borns in summer centres around keeping them well hydrated, protected from the sun, and in a cool and comfortable environment. Pay attention to your baby’s individual needs and consult a health professional if you have any concerns. With care and love, you’ll enjoy a safe and pleasant summer together with your little treasure.