How to protect your baby through weather changes
Saturday, January 29th, 2022
How does holding your baby in your arms feel? This endearment, that you feel will grow stronger with time and the promise of care and protection, will demand more fight. In today’s era, we need to protect our children from factors like deadly viruses, ultraviolet rays, air pollution and whatnot. In this fight you will need all the tools by your side. Proper clothing’s purpose does not end with providing comfort but extends to well-being.
As adults we are used to the slight imbalances in temperature and sudden cold or hot winds. Our bodies can adjust pretty quickly but we may shiver too. The problem with infants is more alarming due to the lack of communication and our efforts to plan ahead. With climate change impacting the daily weather conditions, the changes are now frequent.
These points will help you to be more prepared, careful and aware of your baby’s needs.
- Layers: It is advisable that you dress your baby in three layers as infants lose heat faster. Snuggle your kid with a soft thin one-piece cloth as it is closest to the skin followed by a thin-layered cotton (or lighter fabric) piece such as a full sleeve shirt or pants. Cover your baby next with a jacket or a blanket, this will make it easier for you to either add or remove layers.
- Breastfeeding: Benefits of mother’s milk go beyond just being nutritional. Along with the vitamins and nutrients that your infant needs, breast milk also provides the baby with the required antibodies against viruses and bacteria. It is said that if an infant has been breastfed for the first six months, then he/she will be able to recover better against illnesses through the first year.
- Immunisation: Babies are easy targets for infectious diseases but today, it is easier for us to protect them. All that needs to be done is not miss the vaccination schedule prescribed by the doctor.
- Hygiene: Babies learn to remember things through touch. They are able to feel objects better as their skin is sensitive. Thus, it becomes more important to keep our surroundings clean and hygienic, because babies tend to touch and feel.
- Social Distancing: If there is a baby in the room there can not be another centre of attention. Who does not want to cuddle and play with him/her? But the risk of your babies falling sick is greater if there are any infected people in the vicinity. In this pandemic era, we suggest avoiding taking babies out especially during rush hours. Even at home, hands must be sanitised before touching the little bundle of joy.
Cucumber has you covered with soft, high quality babywear. The fabric is processed keeping your little one’s comfort in mind because when they are at ease, you will be at ease too.