Pediatrics

Walk to health: mode of childhood walks in the offseason

Fresh air is a daily ritual for the child, which the weather should not be a hindrance. It is clear that in the pouring rain, Blizzard or frost – 20 from walks should refrain both children and adults. However, parents often due to ignorance or extreme vigilance deprive kids of much-needed active games in the […]

Fresh air is a daily ritual for the child, which the weather should not be a hindrance. It is clear that in the pouring rain, Blizzard or frost – 20 from walks should refrain both children and adults. However, parents often due to ignorance or extreme vigilance deprive kids of much-needed active games in the fresh air. Can and should be used for walks even slushy the offseason, it is only important to properly dress the child and to organize the process of walking.

How to dress your baby: the parents

Children’s metabolism is faster than adults. So kids per time unit produce more heat. If you cool, it does not mean that the child is too cold. Where an adult feels OK, keep the child warm, and where the warmth of adult – baby hot. In most cases, as noted by the paediatricians, the child catches cold from excessive sweating due to the excess wear, not from hypothermia. Children’s clothes should be multi-functional: the child must be able to run, jump, turn and to get up if he fell. Walking with children is active, instead of sitting on the bench, even when wrapped up in the “three coats” of the child can be supercooled.

For walks with baby is important to choose the right stroller: modern manufacturers of strollers have provided a special cover that will protect your baby from moisture. Babies, especially newborns can not because of his age to be so active on children after a year. But the “packaging” of a newborn in one hundred odezhek also wrong, dress him for the weather, considering the main rule – it should be able to move his arms and legs. Walking with a newborn can take toys, for example rattle that will entertain the child, to force him to move.

How to walk after an illness and why a scarf on the nose – threat

Autumn – the season of colds and children get sick very often. If the acute period of the disease the child was, he’s doing better, no fever – the walk will do him good. Even if the child is still coughing, but feels well, the appetite restored, the walks will help a dry cough go faster in the wet and wet – end. If the child has recently been ill, and still coughing, you should not go outside if the temperature is below – 5 degrees, strong wind, rain, etc. For Wellness walks after a cold is most suitable damp foggy weather with no wind.

Another issue tied over the mouth and nose scarf. This desire to warm the baby leads to the fact that he will develop even faster. When breathing on the surface of the scarf is condensation, which becomes a real hotbed of microorganisms: all of these “cocktail”, not fresh air, finally breathing child.

Don’t forget to protect baby’s skin and watch his health

How much walking will tell you the health of the child. No reason, no reason the child can not freeze or overheat: if the kid walked quietly, not jumped or ran and began to complain of thirst, it is the first signal that it is overheating. If there are no complaints, you can walk safely. With newborn (if the baby is full term and weighs more than 3 kg) should start out with 5-10 minutes, increasing daily walking time to a half hour. Don’t forget that in freezing temperatures or in windy weather the baby’s skin should be protected with protective baby cream. If the baby coughed (a cough the house was not, the baby was perfectly healthy) then don’t worry: on the street, the child moves the mucus accumulated in the lungs.

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