With the birth of a new born, there is no better feeling than being able to leave your home and to enjoy the freedom and atmosphere of the outdoors. However, it is not as simple as before. As fun and entertaining as the outdoors is, it is important to ensure the child’s safety in a vehicle while travelling outdoors, and when having them outdoors. Here are a few things to look out for;
When travelling in a car, it is crucial to have a federally approved seating for babies such as a Britax Safe n Sound car seat. It is important to read the instructions and ensure proper installation. You must never travel with a baby on a seat in your lap, or facing forward in the front seat. It is always best to have the child facing the rear in the middle of the backseat, which is considered the safest location for a child in your vehicle. Avoid outing in the harness in such a way that it could pinch or bruise the baby. Also to entirely avoid leaving the child unattended unknowingly, always keep your b belongings in the backseat and make it habitual to check your vehicle when exiting it.
Once participating in the outdoors, there are many things to look out for. You need to ensure that your child doesn’t over heat. At the stage of an infant or a toddler, they are vulnerable to heat. Therefore, keep your child constantly hydrated and out of the sun by using seating such as high quality Cybex stroller. In the emergency situation where your child has overheated, immediately contact a doctor, and sponge the child with room-temperature water.
Apart from overheating, you must ensure that the child doesn’t get stung or bitten. The skin of babies is especially open to being quickly irritated by stings and bites. In order to prevent being sick or getting rashes, dress your child in long sleeves and long pants, and spray non-harmful dry repellents. In the worst scenario your child is bitten and seems to be wheezing or experiencing shortness of breath, again contact your doctor immediately as it is most likely to be an allergy.
If your outdoors has large quantities of water then you need to ensure that your pools and such are fenced and that no child or baby is allowed without proper supervision and they must never be left unattended. Also make sure that your child does not get sunburned or get rashes.
The best way to enjoy your surroundings is to do it safe and take necessary precautions.