How to survive the heat of a family with a child

July 26, 2016

Hot days bring a lot of trouble if you have a small child. Here’s how to survive the summer without harm to his health.

Here, advice from pediatricians in General and Dr. Komarovsky in particular.

INSTALL IN THE BABY’S ROOM AIR CONDITIONING

The easiest, if only he had controlled temperature and humidity. Air conditioning cannot be replaced by the fan and overheating for children is critical. To deprive coolness itself, but not the child.

MAINTAIN TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY

The optimum temperature is 22 ° C and humidity should not be below 40% to above 60%.

HOW TO COOL THE ROOM

Do not turn on the air conditioner once the desired temperature if the room is hot. The child is at risk of catching cold. Reduce by 2 °C every half an hour. This will give the most safe cooling mode.

VENTILATE THE ROOM

From time to time in the room to let fresh air in, as it tends to stagnate and dry.

REMOVE THE CRIB UNDER THE AIR CONDITIONER

BATHE YOUR BABY MORE OFTEN

Every 1-2 hours useful to take a cool shower or a few minutes splashing around in the tub. Do not dry the baby after bathing, completely dry. Allow the moisture to evaporate so that excess heat is gone.

DON’T FORGET TO GIVE THE CHILD A LOT OF DRINKING

Don’t force it to drink more than he wants, but regularly offer him water, fruit drinks or cold herbal teas.

According to the materials of brightside.me and website of Dr. Komarovsky

The authors of the illustrations: Ershov Aleksandr, Olga Pogorelova

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