Summer can be fun when you have the right gadgets and inputs to enjoy the heat in a controlled manner. With a new born around, you certainly do not wish to take a chance and ensure complete accuracy in all you do. Living with a new born can be demanding because you cannot predict to precision what is going to happen at one time or another.
During the first few months, parents may find it confusing or tricky about doing (or not doing) something. Know some essentials of summer care for an infant which can complement your routine care regimen.
New Born Baby Care In Summer
It is very important to keep the body hydrated in summer. A new born has small appetite and cannot consume large quantities of fluids at one instance. Very small ones (who only consume milk) may remain restricted to milk itself. But older infants may be given more fluids besides milk and water. Prepare fresh fruit juices to enable easy intake of fluids as water alone may not be too tempting to drink. This will ensure that de-hydration does not happen besides keeping the taste buds of your young one happy.
Parents love to dress their young ones in the best of the attire. But summer is not the time to look for design and fashion. Keep your child comfortable by putting on light cotton clothing and washable shoes/footwear.
Choose light and bubbly colors to make summer time fun. Avoid putting tight clothing which can make your child cranky (and in turn disturb you as well).
As far seems feasible, make your home cool and calm. Small children have soft skin and can feel the heat with enhanced intensity compared to us. Avoid undue exposure by using fan, cooler/air-conditioner, thick curtains along with soft fabric for the child (to wear). Keep the room properly ventilated to allow air circulation.
Keep an eye on the rampant crawling insects which find an easy entrance into the home through ventilators and openings. They can be a menace to you and your child.
When traveling in summer, you should take extra precautions. Prefer to go out during evening so that your baby does not face the peak of heat. Keep sufficient inventory in store as you do not know how long your travel time may get extended. Whether it is food or clothing, keep everything extra.
Do not leave your baby alone at any point of time. If you have luggage, hand it over to someone (who is accompanying you) so that you can concentrate more on your child. When going to pool, ensure that your child is under strict supervision and is not left unattended even for a moment. An accident at the pool may be dangerous for the baby turning the pleasure into anxiety.
Food is a critical source of infection. In summer, food gets spoiled easily and can be a potential source of illness. Prepare less amount of food/serving so that the same gets consumed totally. If something remains, store it properly (preferably in a refrigerator) so that it does not get spoiled and consume it as soon as possible.