Summer is beach and pool time; of sun and umbrellas, of hammock but those which you have babies in house well you know that when initiating this period of the year it is necessary to take extreme care. If the increase in temperatures, UV rays or water affects adults, what effect can they have on the small ones in the house?
Today we want to transfer you a series of basic tips to go to the shore with babies. Certainly you find them useful.
The big issue for many parents is,”at what age can I take my baby to the beach?” Although there’s no specific answer, there are many approximate and approximate. In this sense, the skin of babies in their first months of age is quite sensitive. The effect of the sun, the abrasion of hot sand, sweat or sea salt can cause irritations.
In this sense, we recommend that you wait at 10 weeks old to take you to the shore for the first time.
The time where more sunlight strikes and much more harm are accomplished by UV rays is the time between the hours of 11:00 noon and 5:00 p.m.. We recommend that your visits to the shore with your infant are always at times outside of these periods rather than extend these times of beach more than 80-90 minutes.
When you are planning your first trip to the beach with your infant, the basic kit you have to take includes the following elements:
Cream for chafing and irritation.
Sunscreen with filter.
Baby bottle with milk, water and pieces of fruit in a thermal bag.
Toys and teethers / pacifiers…
A kid wagon.
Obviously, you must make sure that your baby’s skin is fully protected. Thus, children over six months may use specific sunscreen for babies, with the highest degree of security, resistant to water and, preferably, physical filter. Unlike chemical filter sunscreens, they don’t absorb the components and do not cause damage to sensitive skin.
Also, cover your arms and legs with shirts and trousers clear cotton or breathable fabrics (never synthetic).
Hydration at all times
Infants tend to stay well hydrated with breast milk available, although it’s a good idea to carry a thermal bag with your water bottle, as well as (for slightly older babies) sections and pieces of fruit (tangerines, orange, melon pieces), nectarine… ) rich in fresh and water. Bear in mind that the smaller a baby is, the greater risk he runs out of dehydration.