Summer can be a pretty harsh season. The scorching rays of the sun can take a toll on the
health of all of us, dehydration and diarrhoea are common health problems. While adults
are capable of taking care of themselves, the parents of new-born babies need to be extra
careful to make sure that their kid is safe and sound.
It becomes difficult to take care of infants during summer as it is not only their first heat
season but also their body movements and actions tend to remain the same round the year.
Yet, signs like profuse sweating, excessive crying, damp hair, heat rashes and rapid breathing
patterns are pretty good signs that the baby is feeling excessively heated.
Though there are a host of issues that new-born babies can be inflicted with during the
summer season, summer diarrhoea remains the most common. But, mothers can heave a
sigh of relief because we are here. Follow these tips to make the season comfortable for the
This is the first precaution you need to take care to make sure that your baby is comfortable.
Infants below six months don’t have enough melanin in their skin to protect them against
the harmful rays of the sun. In the absence of this pigment, there can even be permanent to
damage to the skin cells.
While it is recommended to go for a sponge bath rather than a full tub one, in the case that
your baby is suffering from excessive heat, a full tub bath may yield better results.
New-borns are quite sensitive towards temperature. So, the mothers should check that the
temperature of the water is moderate with their elbows. You can opt for a tub bath at night
just before sleeping so that your baby enjoys a night of sound sleep.
Proper oil massaging opens the tissues and enables the growth of your baby. While it should
be done year-round, summers it becomes even more crucial during summers to check the
temperature of the oil as well as the stickiness. The oil should be suitable for the sensitive
skin to the baby. It should not be sticky as that can cause irritation and further heat rashes.
You can also replace oil with a lotion. Yet, you should ensure that it is washed off during the
bath. Otherwise, it can block the sweat pores and can cause terrible heat rashes.
The practice of using talcum powder soon after bathing your baby is commonly followed.
However, its benefits depend on the skin type of your baby. While in some cases it might
provide comfort, in others, it might further aggravate the situation. While applying talcum