This summer, take your baby out of the crib and strap him or her in the stroller for a day of exploring and learning. Going outside is great for children of all ages—but before you venture out, it’s vital to ensure that you have the proper safety measures in place. Check out this list of things that your baby needs to be safe this summer:
- Sunscreen: You must protect your baby's skin from the sun's damaging rays. Look for a broad spectrum sunscreen that is tear-free and gentle on sensitive skin. If your baby is younger than six months, forego the sunscreen and keep him or her in the shade.
- Fluids: Your baby can become dehydrated quickly on a hot summer day. Offer plenty of water if your child is past the milk-only stage. Add a splash of juice if your child isn't fond of water, but avoid sugary drinks. If your baby is nursing, offer the breast more frequently. If your baby is on a bottle, don't water down the formula to keep him or her hydrated; offer regular strength bottles more often.
- Cool Clothes: Long sleeved, lightweight, light-colored clothes reflect the sun's rays, keep your baby from overheating, and protect from sunburn. A wide-brimmed hat is a must. Remember that small babies can still get cool even in the heat of the day, so check your infant frequently to ensure that he or she is comfortable.
- Stroller: A stroller with a wide brim or canopy is necessary to provide shade when walking or sitting in the park. Some strollers have brims that block UV rays, and they all offer cool shade and relief from summer's heat. Your baby will be more protected from the sun in a stroller than in a carrier on your back.
Summer is the perfect season to get out of the house and have some fun with your baby. For reliable strollers in Boston, visit Baby Furniture Warehouse. We also offer baby cribs and nursery furniture. Call us at (781) 670-3715 today.