Summer is beach and pool time; of umbrellas and sun, of hammock but those that you have infants in home well you know that when initiating this period of the year it is necessary to take extreme care. If the increase in temperature, UV rays or water affects adults, what impact can they have on the little ones in the house?
Today we want to transfer you a collection of basic suggestions to go to the beach with babies. Certainly you find them useful.
Matter of age
The big issue for many parents is,”at what age can I take my baby to the beach?” Although there’s no exact answer, there are lots of approximate and approximate. In this sense, the skin of babies in their first months old is very sensitive. The effect of sunlight, the abrasion of warm sand, sweat or sea salt may cause irritations.
In this sense, we suggest that you wait at 10 weeks of age to take you to the shore for the first time.
Time is the key
The time where more sunlight strikes and more harm 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 beach with your infant are always at times outside of these periods rather than extend these times of beach more than 80-90 minutes.
When you are 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.
A kid wagon.
Obviously, you must ensure that your child’s skin is fully protected. Thus, children over six months can use specific sunscreen for babies, with the maximum level of protection, resistant to water and, preferably, physical filter. Unlike compound filter sunscreens, they do not absorb the components and do not cause harm to sensitive skin.
Also, cover your legs and arms with shirts and trousers clear cotton or breathable fabrics (never synthetic). Never forget your hat and 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
Babies tend to stay well hydrated with breast milk available, although it is a good idea to carry a thermal bag with your water bottle, as well as (for slightly older babies) sections and pieces of fruit (tangerines, orange, melon bits ), 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 designed for the beach.