|Summer risks for babies - archive|
Extreme heat and hot weather-related illnesses are dangerous for infants and young children, especially with a variety of summer illnesses that include heat stroke , heat exhaustion, heat fainting, thermal edema (swelling of the hands, feet, and ankles), rash and heat cramps.
According to a report published on the verywellhealth website, excessive exposure to heat, or excessive heat stress, can lead to long-term health problems, and children are the most at-risk group, especially those who suffer from breathing difficulties (asthma), heart disease, developmental disorders and diarrhea. .
During this report, experts identified a few steps that contribute to protecting your baby from extreme temperatures, such as:
1. Use the air conditioner
Which helps you to keep your home cool during the summer, so try to keep your baby in an air-conditioned room to avoid hot waves.
2. Monitor your child's health
Watch for symptoms that your child may have, such as tantrums, drowsiness, dizziness or fainting, nausea or vomiting, headache, rapid breathing and heartbeat, extreme thirst, and decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine, which indicate that your baby is affected by extreme heat waves.
3. Make sure to breastfeed
Breast milk will provide adequate hydration to your baby and thus protect his body from dehydration.
4. Keep your baby hydrated
Dehydration is a serious disease so it is important to give him cold fluids, especially water, before your child starts to feel thirsty.
5. Eat vegetables and fruits
Because it contains a high percentage of water and thus provides the body with proper hydration.
6 Ventilate the child as much as possible
Your child's wearing of light, light, cotton clothes that have the ability to absorb sweat and prevent skin problems.