Have you ever tried to block the sun from hitting your baby’s stroller by covering it with a blanket or cloth?
According to the latest research, draping something over the top of a stroller can create a heat inside, reducing the air circulation and putting kids at risk as their body temperatures reach dangerous levels.
So, by trying to keep our little ones in the shade, we may actually be doing them more harm than good.
How can we effectively block the sun while keeping our baby safe?
We must start choosing the right stroller (light color, large canopy, and removable back panel) and it is very important to regularly check your baby for heat exhaustion.
Warning signs include extreme thirst, sweating, acting tired or weak, rapid, shallow breathing, and skin that is red or hot to the touch.
If you do suspect your baby is suffering from heat exhaustion, it’s time to head indoors, to an air-conditioned environment, and offer fluids.