Precautions for newborns to go out

Getting outside for some fresh air and a change of scenery can be good for both you and your child. Therefore, when the weather is nice, you can take your children out for a walk. However, you must wear appropriate clothes for him when going out, because his temperature regulation center is not yet fully developed. As mentioned above, act on the principle that your child wears one more layer of clothing than you do. When taking your baby out, you should also pay attention to the following points. Before 6 months of age, your baby's skin is quite sensitive to sunlight, so you'll want to keep your baby out of direct sunlight as much as possible and remember that water, snow, sand, and concrete can also reflect sunlight and cause sunburn. If you plan to spend time outside, make sure to stay in the shade and position your child with the sunlight. If you don't have sun-protective clothing, a hat, or other sun-blocking materials, you can apply sunscreen to your child, but don't apply it to a large area. Apply it only to his face and the back of his hands.

Test sunscreen on his back beforehand to make sure he's not allergic. Although sunscreen can be used all over the body, keep it out of the baby's eyes.

During the hot season, do not leave items used by babies (such as car seats or strollers) in the sun for long periods of time. The plastic and metal parts of these items can heat up in the sun and burn your baby. Always pay attention to the temperature of surfaces before using anything on your baby, and cover the car seat with a blanket or towel to protect it from direct sunlight when parked.

During cold seasons or rainy days, babies should be kept indoors as much as possible. If you must take your child out, wrap him up and wear a hat to cover his head and ears. You can also cover your baby's face with a blanket when you're out in the cold. If you're driving, remember to take off his coat and other bulky clothing before putting him in his car seat. Feel the temperature of your child's hands, feet and chest to check if the clothes he is wearing fit properly.

Generally speaking, the baby's hands and feet should be slightly cooler than the chest, but not cold. Your baby's chest should be warm to the touch. If your child's hands, feet, and chest are not warm to the touch, take him to a warm room, unwrap him, feed him, or hold him tightly in your arms and warm him with your body heat. . Until the baby's body temperature returns to normal, wrapping him in multiple layers of clothing will not warm him up and will only trap cold air inside the clothing. Therefore, be sure to take steps to restore your baby's body temperature before wrapping him in more clothing.

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