Hot summer days are here!
Mmmm, the feeling of the warmth of the sun on your skin and the slight breeze that hugs you. Yes, summer is here and if you’re lucky, you’ve already gone on your first vacation with your little buddies. For some new parents, however, a visit to the sea with a baby will be the first time this year. What does it take to make our holidays easier as parents?
Before listing the products that are nice to have with us on vacation, let’s answer two very common questions:
"In case we have a healthy, full-term baby, he can go with his parents to the pool or the warm sea at the age of 3 to 4 months, or. when he is already able to control the position of the head. Let’s also pay attention to the objectionability of the water where the baby bathes. If a child bathes in the sea, you should rinse the skin with fresh water after bathing to wash off the salt.
We have the child under constant supervision, even if it is in a small pool. ”Pediatrician Denis Baš, dr. med.
“Compared to older children and adults, infants have a larger body surface area in terms of their weight and immature mechanisms of body temperature regulation. As a result, hypothermia or overheating of the body is possible faster. In principle, water suitable for short-term bathing (15 minutes) should have a temperature of around 28-30 degrees Celsius. For the most part, the Adriatic Sea does not reach such a high temperature, so it is more appropriate to bath a baby in the pool.
We also take into account the individual differences between the children, as some will be happy to splash at this temperature, while others will be uncomfortable with the water. I advise parents to try a small pool where they have poured salt water, and then, based on the child's reaction, decide on further steps. ”Pediatrician Denis Baš, Ph.D. med.
A product we must not forget. For sensitive baby skin, we choose a high factor and a cream made from quality ingredients, I myself am a supporter of natural and organic cosmetics. Albertino ZF 50+ sunscreen is the best friend of toddlers who like to play and expose themselves to the sun. Spray sunscreen with a high protection factor of 50 is specially formulated for sensitive baby skin.
Shadow should be your best friend. Use what is available to you at a given moment, from the roof of the cart, to the sunshade and shade under the rich canopy of trees, tetra diapers, etc.Dress the child appropriately. When the temperatures are not too high, dress the baby in longer but thin and light clothes and put on a wide hat.Find clothes with a protective factor. Buy some clothing with ultraviolet sun protection or UVA / UVB protection for a time when you will not be able to avoid the sun.Provide your baby with enough fluids.
Because we indulge in various activities during the holidays, minor accidents can occur. So it makes sense to prepare a first aid kit.
Due to changes in the environment and increased exposure to the sun, it often happens that the child's body temperature rises and it is important to prepare for it in advance, so take a thermometer and candles and syrup to reduce body temperature.
It is important that the bag is large and spacious enough, because that is the only way we can put everything in it, from towels to sunscreen. It’s great if the bag has multiple inside or outside pockets and drawers. So the keys, cell phone, glasses, balm, and other things we use often are in place and within easy reach.
In case you set off during the day, it is important to protect your child from the sun's rays while driving. There are many different shapes and sizes of sunshades available, which are usually easily attached to the car glass with the help of a vacuum. Alternatively, you can use a tetra nappy, which can be attached to the car window or used as a shade on the stroller by connecting it over the front, as the material (cotton) of the tetra nappy ensures proper air circulation.
It is recommended to use a hat so that the small heads do not overheat. It is important that the shape of the hat protects the entire neck, ears and forehead. In addition, the hat must also offer UV protection. Lighter colors should be preferred when choosing.
Children and toys, two words that can’t do without each other. So toys are a “must have” in every bag. The child will be employed with toys on the salary and you will be able to take your own 5 minutes.
A towel is a thing you can't do without. A hooded towel works best for babies, and bathrobes are also a great choice for toddlers. There is nothing nicer when you wrap yourself in the softest towel after washing, which hugs you warmly.
So, the list is ready, we wish you immense enjoyment on the holiday, this year we are all really looking forward to it!
Greetings, Aljana and Eva