With the days getting hotter it is important to consider the health and safety of your baby when using a pram.
Although modern prams are both stylish and functional using your pram and covering it over with a wrap or blanket, can lead to the temperature rising by 15 degrees more than the ‘environmental temperature”. The combination of no airflow, heavier clothes and the babies’ poor temperature regulation lead to potential heat injury which can be life-threatening.
Because of this It is advised to keep your baby out of the sun, between 11 am and 5 pm as it is the hottest part of the day.
Symptoms of heat-related illness in babies
- More irritable than usual
- Sleepy and floppy
- Fewer wet nappies than usual
- Dark urine
- Intense thirst
- Dry mouth, skin and eyes (no tears when crying)
If you think your baby is suffering from heat exhaustion, it’s is best to seek medical advice.