Summer is beach and pool time; of sun and umbrellas, of hammock but those which you have infants in house well you know that when initiating this period of the year it’s necessary to take extreme care. If the increase in temperature, UV rays or water affects adults, what effect can they have on the small ones in the home?
Today we want to transfer you a collection of basic suggestions to go to the beach with babies. Certainly you find them useful.
Issue of age
The big question for most parents is,”at what age can I take my baby to the beach?” Although there is no exact answer, there are many approximate and approximate. In this sense, the skin of infants in their first months of age is quite sensitive. The effect of the sun, the abrasion of hot sand, sweat or sea salt may cause irritations.
In this sense, we suggest that you wait at 10 months of age to take you to the beach for the first time.
Time is the key
The time in which more sunlight strikes and more damage are done by UV rays is the time between the hours of 11:00 noon and 5:00 p.m.. We recommend that your visits to the shore with your infant are always at times outside of these periods and never extend these times of beach more than 80-90 minutes.
When You’re planning your first trip to the beach with your infant, the basic kit you must take includes the following elements:
Cream for chafing and irritation.
Sunscreen with filter.
Baby bottle with water, milk and pieces of fruit in a thermal bag.
Toys and teethers / pacifiers…
A kid wagon.
Obviously, you need to ensure that your baby’s skin is fully protected. Thus, children over six months can utilize specific sunscreen for babies, with the maximum degree of protection, resistant to water and, rather, physical filter. Unlike compound filter sunscreens, they do not absorb the components and do not cause damage to sensitive skin.
Also, cover your legs and arms with tops and trousers clear cotton or breathable fabrics (never artificial ). Never forget your hat and that it is as long as possible under the umbrella, both on the towel and in your car seat, when you take him for a walk.
Hydration at all times
Infants tend to remain well hydrated with breast milk available, although it is advisable to carry a thermal bag with your water bottle, as well as (for slightly older babies) segments and pieces of fruit (tangerines, orange, melon pieces), nectarine… ) abundant in fresh and water. Keep in mind that the smaller a baby is, the more risk he runs out of dehydration.
You could carry all your essential items as a luggage, toys as well as crate in a wagon that’s made for the beach.