Diane Pepin, a CAPPA certified Labour Doula, Lactation Educator and Counselor at Mother’s Helper, recently shared a great video on her Facebook Page that shows how a baby can overheat. In her post, she shared some great tips and important reminders for all parents and care-providers during the warmer summer days.
To check your baby’s core temperature, feel the BACK OF THEIR NECK, NOT their cheeks, hands or legs! Get a feel for what their comfortable temperature is like at home because some babies naturally emit more heat when resting. The important tip for recognising when your baby is overheating is by knowing their baseline. In cases of illness or feeling unwell, you will recognise any deviations and will know how to respond.
SHADE and HYDRATION are your best buddies when enjoying (or enduring ) higher outdoor temperatures.
A VISIBLE BABY IS A SAFER BABY! Keeping your baby in view will help reduce risks and help you respond quickly to their needs.