PSYCHOLOGY

Dangerous Mistake Parents Make With Strollers: Whether Or Not To Cover In The Heat

Date July 2, 2019 12:17

Even the most caring parents sometimes make mistakes. It’s hard to argue with the saying that the best is the enemy of the good. Sometimes, by worrying about the health and safety of the child, we inadvertently put his or her life at risk.

Dangerous Mistake Parents Make With Strollers: Whether Or Not To Cover In The HeatKsenia Lev / Shutterstock.com

You must have heard how important it is to never leave young children or pets in the car in the summer, even if you plan to be away for only a few minutes.

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However, many parents don’t know that this applies to strollers as well.

Dangerous Mistake Parents Make With Strollers: Whether Or Not To Cover In The HeatbabyDavid Thomas / Shutterstock.com

Covers, shrouds, and rain covers are great for chilly weather, but these things can be extremely dangerous for the baby in the heat. On hot days, the air under the cover of a stroller heats up the same way as in the car. This can be fatal without air circulation.

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Keep in mind that babies and young children sweat less, which is why they are more vulnerable to heat stroke. That’s why it’s so important to keep the stroller open in the summer and never leave it in direct sunlight. Always look for a cool place in the shade or take a parasol with you.

Dangerous Mistake Parents Make With Strollers: Whether Or Not To Cover In The HeatSvetlanaBorisova / Shutterstock.com

Also, make sure that the baby’s summer clothes are made of lightweight, air-permeable fabric – no synthetics. Don’t forget about hats and sunglasses that protect the child’s face and eyes from the sun.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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