The scorching heat and sun present during the summer months negatively affects young children. Although the benefits of the sun are known, excessive exposure brings with it harmful and even deadly consequences.
During the first month, children are very sensitive to cold. For this reason, they should be protected and wrapped well during this month. The head is the largest part of the body when the baby is born. And you should not forget that even the greatest loss of energy occurs in the head. After the first months, the child should be dressed according to the ambient temperature. What is the truth, children differ from each other. Therefore, it does not matter if we say that the child should wear one T-shirt or three. But during the summer months, a cotton blouse is enough. The hat is also an important point because he will need it to protect himself from the sun. If the evenings are cooler, you can wear something with long sleeves and pants. Clothing must be 100 percent cotton, with light colors, preferably those without prints and different dyes. Babies should be breastfed as soon as they are born. Only breastfed babies do not need to drink water.
But when we start complementary food, we should also start water. After food, water is the child’s basic need. During the summer, he sweats more, so it is advisable to drink water and other liquids.
One of the most common problems that appear with the arrival of summer and rising temperatures are pimples. They appear, usually, after frequent sweating. When the ambient heat increases, so does the body heat. The child begins to sweat to balance the heat. If it is very hot and the child is not bathed often then we may have blocked pores. When the sweat glands are blocked in that area, redness and spots appear. Pimples appear more on the chest, shoulders and neck. To minimize their appearance, it is recommended to wear comfortable and spacious clothes, and take frequent baths. Greasy creams can close the sweat ducts and prevent sweating, in this case, we see an increase in acne.
Another problem often encountered during the summer is sunburn or sunburn. The easiest way to prevent these consequences is not to go out in the sun during the hottest hours. Depending on the area where we are located, we should not go out in the sun usually from 10.00-16.00, going out in the sun in the morning and evening will enable you to receive the sun’s rays more healthily. Use sunscreen before going out in the sun. During the selection of the sun cream, it should be seen whether or not it is resistant to water and the protection factor. The cream should be used regularly and several times a day to provide effective protection. If you have a burn on your body, you should not go out in the sun until it passes. Using large hats during the summer will help protect your face and shoulders.
Diarrhea is also a problem that appears more during the summer. The reason for the occurrence more often in the summer is the faster production of microorganisms in a hot environment. In addition, during the summer, children enter the pool or the sea more often and by swallowing water they get more microorganisms from their mouths. The easiest way to prevent diarrhea in summer is to use clean and controlled water for drinking and washing food products. Products that wait too long in the sun should not be consumed. Pay attention to finished products and expiration dates. Especially ice creams, which are consumed a lot during the summer months. Products with milk, cream, mayonnaise or meat spoil very quickly. In order to replace the fluids lost during diarrhea, treatment against the microorganisms that cause it should be started immediately. If your child has diarrhea, take him to the doctor immediately.
The summer season is the period when parents spend more time with their children. In addition to this, there is also the period where diarrhea, burns, skin diseases, and loss of body fluids occur more often. During the holidays, children are exposed to more risks. For this reason, during this period, the child must be kept under control and always close to you.
To enjoy the time spent with your child more, it is important to make a healthy and safe selection of his toys. Beach toys will amuse him a lot. But at the same time they should influence the development of his intelligence. Beach toys should also increase the child’s interest in water.