Picking up from our last Blog, we’ve discovered more important information to share with you. It seems there are many articles on-line, warning about the negative impact of covering your baby with a blanket in the stroller during warm weather. “…if a child gets too hot then the child may think that it is back in the womb, which is why breathing may stop.” according to Dr. Svante Norgren of the Astrid Lindgren Children’s hospital in Stockholm. In this article from Dailymail.com it says “The New South Wales government health website said a baby’s stroller should only be covered with a light cloth that allowed air to continue to circulate. She said many parents believed their babies were protected once they had been covered up, but as their body temperature increased their ability to communicate their discomfort lessened.”
Bottom line from this and related articles is that several ideas were mentioned to protect the baby – “Use an umbrella”, “use a UV cover “or anything that will help block-out the suns UV rays while keeping cool airflow!
The Daily mail also reminds us that Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) can also be caused by overheating, and avoiding thermal stress has been one of the strategies used to reduce the risk of SIDS.”