Summer is beach and pool time; of sun and umbrellas, of hammock but those that you have babies in house well you know that when initiating this time of the year it is necessary to take extreme care. If the increase in temperature, UV rays or water affects adults, what effect can they have on the little ones in the house?
Today we want to transfer you a series of basic tips to go to the beach with babies. Surely you find them useful.
Matter of age
The big question for many 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 babies in their first months of age is very sensitive. The effect of the sun, the abrasion of hot sand, sweat or sea salt can cause irritations.
In this sense, we recommend 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 beach with your baby are always at times outside of these periods and never extend these times of beach more than 80-90 minutes.
The complete kit
When you are planning your first trip to the beach with your baby, the basic kit you must take includes the following elements:
Ropita, towels and spare diapers.
Cream for chafing and irritation.
Sunscreen with physical filter.
Baby bottle with milk, water and pieces of fruit in a thermal bag.
Toys and teethers / pacifiers…
A kid wagon.
Obviously, you must make sure that your baby’s skin is fully protected. Thus, children over six months can use specific sunscreen for babies, with the highest level of protection, resistant to water and, preferably, physical filter. Unlike chemical filter sunscreens, they do not absorb the components and do not cause damage to sensitive skin.
Also, cover your legs and arms with shirts and pants clear cotton or breathable fabrics (never synthetic). 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 stay 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… ) rich in water and fresh. Keep in mind that the smaller a baby is, the more risk he runs from dehydration.