Sun to small children? Yes, but with some precautions. In the first years of life, the child should not be exposed to direct sunlight during the hottest hours, which must be identified based on the month in which the holiday is taken. In general, it is best not to expose it after 9-9.30 in the morning and before 18-18.30 in the afternoon. Even in these time slots it is necessary to use a high protection sun product, resistant to water, often renewing the application.
It is important to protect the skin especially in the first two years, when the danger of it being burned is very high (sunburns are risk factors for the development of skin cancers over time).
It should also be protected from heat stroke, which lurks in the summer season, especially on sultry days. In the middle of the day it is best to stay at home, in a cooled environment and dress him with a few light clothing in natural fibers (for example, cotton or linen) and, if he is already weaned, give him often water to drink.
#Breastfed people do not need to drink water for the first few months. Furthermore, the child should not be kept in the car when stationary in a parking lot, as the passenger compartment overheats quickly. Remember that humidity increases the risk of heat stroke because it hinders the evaporation of sweat, thanks to which the body is refreshed: using a dehumidifier is a good idea.
(Advice from the Italian Society of Pediatric Primary Care)
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