If the window is no higher than + 30 ° C, then the child can be safely taken out into the street in the morning from 8 to 10 am and in the evening from 18 to 20 h. The duration of the exercise depends on the child’s age. The first exit with a newborn should last no longer than 20−40 minutes. For the next two weeks, the total time of daily walks can be increased to 6–8 hours. At the same time, to avoid overheating, it is advisable to go out with a crumb to the street several times a day, rather than spend all the hours allocated for a walk at a time.
In the daytime it is better to hide from the scorching sun at home. In the room you can turn on the air conditioner and lower the temperature to 20−22 ° C or use a humidifier, thanks to which the heat is transferred more easily.
Wet sheets hanging on the windows will not save: in strong heat they dry in 10-15 minutes.
To avoid overheating while walking, the stroller needs to be kept in the shade, but for 10–15 minutes it is advisable to roll its edge out into the sun, substituting the crumbs of open hands under warm rays. This measure is necessary for the production of a daily supply of vitamin D and prevention of rickets.
The top of the stroller should always be lowered: fresh air does not penetrate under the closed awning, and the baby will quickly become stuffy, which will increase the risk of heat stroke. In the heat of the child should wear minimal clothing, but a light blanket may be needed at any time. To determine that the baby has become cold, just – just touch his nose with his lips.
If it is cold, it is time to warm, if it is warm, it means that the outfit is selected according to the weather. The fact that the baby is hot can be guessed from the flushed face and sweat appearing on the body, although in infants up to 3 months it appears rarely and in small, barely noticeable amounts.
At the slightest sign of overheating, the child needs to be taken home: it is more dangerous to stay on the street for his health.
Symptoms of overheating are easily confused with a cold, therefore, before giving the baby first aid, it is necessary to measure his temperature.
If the thermometer shows 37,5−38 ° C, you need to completely release the child from the clothes and hold naked for 15−20 minutes, and then remove the second testimony. If the temperature has not dropped, it is possible that the baby has an acute respiratory disease, so it should be shown to the doctor as soon as possible. An ambulance will be needed if the child has cramps or if the temperature continues to rise.
Before the arrival of the doctor, you can cool the crumb a little, wiping his body with a damp towel dipped in warm water (approximately 36 ° C, otherwise it will be cool).