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Let your child play outdoors
The 3-6 age group, especially a playboy, enjoys staying out for hours. In the summer, as long as appropriate measures are taken, parents must fulfill their wishes. It is very useful for children to spend time outdoors both physically and spiritually.
Do not take out without sunscreen
In the summer, our body prepares for winter by synthesizing Vitamin D from the sun. For this reason, children should benefit from the sun except for the noon hours when the sun does not come very steep. Especially in July and August, because the harmful effects of the sun will be maximized, it is appropriate to apply sunscreen creams to children before sun exposure.
30-factor protection may be enough if your child doesn't
The protection factor of this type of cream varies according to the skin color. Sunscreen creams with a factor of 50 or more are suitable for children with very light skin, colored eyes and infants under 1 year of age. Skin color is dark, brunette children with 30-factor sunscreen is sufficient. When choosing sunscreen, it should be ensured that it contains mineral filter and that it is not allergic to the baby. The risk of allergies is higher in sunscreens containing chemical filters. The skin of infants under 1 year of age is more sensitive than older children and the absorption of any cream applied is greater. Therefore, when choosing sunscreen under the age of 1 need to be more careful. Sunscreen should be applied to dry skin 20-25 minutes before sun exposure.
To prevent your baby from sweating…
Infants under 1 year of age may experience sweating more than the head. For this, thick hats should be avoided because of fear that it will get cold and only cotton hats should be preferred. Synthetic and sweaty fabrics should not be preferred in baby clothes. It should be noted that the fabrics of strollers or car seats as well as clothes may perspire. It should be remembered that the child in the car seat may sweat even if the top is cotton and thin, especially when the sun strikes in the car.
Do not leave your child in the vehicle
In the summer, children should not be left in the car hit by the sun for a long time. When the outside temperature is 30 degrees, the temperature can be increased to 40 degrees in a car with the windows closed and sunshine, and this can have dangerous consequences, especially for babies under 1 year old.
Children also need fluids
Like all people in the summer, children need fluid. It is important that infants under 18 months of age continue to breastfeed during the summer. 0-6 months only to breast-fed infants after 6 months should be started to supplement food, breast milk in this period with additional foods should be continued until the age of 2. If babies who do not want to drink water in hot weather are taking breast milk, their fluid needs are met. In the summer, diarrhea-like infections increase. It has been proven that infants receiving breast milk have less diarrhea, and that diarrhea lasts even shorter.
Fresh vegetable fruit replaces vitamins
Summer is a season where fresh fruits and vegetables are more easily accessible. It is important that children consume plenty of fruits and vegetables during this period. Children who consume regular fruits and vegetables do not need to drink vitamin syrup during the summer period. Vitamin D, which the body needs in the summer, is also taken from the sun.
Beware of sunstroke!
During the summer months, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may result in sunstroke. In such cases, fever and fatigue may be observed in children. Sweating results in fluid loss and the child's need for fluid increases with sunstroke. Water should be given, antipyretic drugs should be used if the body temperature is above normal. If the complaints continue, a doctor should be consulted.