Sun exposure, swimming pool water and car rides require special attention when you have a baby. Here are some tips to make everything go well.
It is important to protect your baby from the sun, as young babies get sunburn more easily. As much as possible, keep him in the shade, put a wide-brimmed hat on him, cover him with a long garment. If you can see through his clothes, tell yourself that the sun's rays can pass through them. Also, be careful on partly cloudy days, as up to 80% of ultraviolet rays can pass through clouds.
Apply sunscreen to all exposed body parts, including ears and tops of feet. Use an SPF 30 sunscreen such as Ombrelle, Johnson & Johnson without paba (risk of allergy).
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking medication, because under the effect of the sun, certain medications can cause side effects such as: redness, swelling.
Know that water on the body does not stop UV rays: it reflects them and thus increases the risk of burns. It is good to wear a t-shirtthe child who plays for a long time in the water, to reapply sunscreen after swimming and to rinse it with clear water when leaving the pool.
Don't forget to put a cap's worth of bleach in a kiddie pool where many kids are playing. If your child has had a sunburn, the best thing to do is to use cool washcloths for relief. You can also apply a zinc oxide cream such as "Zincofax" to reduce redness.
If you are breastfeeding and your nipples are sensitive to chlorinated pool water, you can cover them with petroleum jelly before swimming.
First, a sun visor to protect baby. A small mirror attached to the back seat can be handy for keeping an eye on baby who has their car seat rear-facing until they are eleven months to one year old. You can also put an interesting toy at his feet. In the car, make sure baby has loose, comfortable clothes. In the case of a trip lasting several hours, make stops every hour so that baby can stretch and anticipate stops.