To maintain my sanity, I need to get out of the house and into the fresh air, but the recent summer temperatures have me worried about my baby overheating. I have plans to take a 45 minute walk with a friend at 9am. I will keep my infant in the stroller with the hood shading him, but are there any other ways I can keep him cool?
The idea of going out in the morning is great in my opinion! Early evening could be good too, as you are avoiding the hottest hours of the day.
My mother and our pediatrician gave us some regular advice which I found was very helpful during our first summer as parents.
(We took a couple of beach/seaside vacations during her first 6 months and had no problems despite the excessive heat of the Mediterranean during the months of June through to October.)
So to answer your question on "ways to keep him cool...."
While travelling with the car or with the buggy/push chair we used a folded linen throw with a muslin sheet on top in her push chair and car seat and we would change the muslin sheets as soon as they appeared damp.
answered 29 Jul '10, 09:01