Starting a new family can be a wonderful yet stressful experience. Newborns, and even older babies, can seem mysterious and taking care of them may be a little scary. Fortunately, babies are born with the skills and desire to tell parents what they need. In this blog, experienced moms (who happen to be experts) will help parents understand why babies behave the way they do and share tips to help parents cope with the ups and downs of this new and exciting time of life.
Friday, July 5, 2013
Summer Safety Quiz Answers!
Here are the answers to our Summer Safety Quiz. What
is your baby summer safety IQ? Please leave a comment if you have any
additional questions or comments!
babies under 6-months of age need additional water (outside of that mixed with formula for formula-fed babies)?
Yes or No?
No. Babies under 6-months of age do not need additional water.
The amount of breast milk or formula your baby drinks is enough fluid to
provide the right level of hydration for him or her. Having said that, babies
can get dehydrated quickly during hot weather. If you are concerned about
dehydration, please talk to your pediatrician.
or False? Babies under 6-months of age should be kept out of direct sun.
True. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that
infants younger than 6 months be kept out of direct sunlight.
what age is it recommended that babies start wearing sunscreen?
Infants under 6-months of age should not wear sunscreen,
according to the AAP. After 6-months of age, sunscreen should be worn every
time your baby is outside. Also, hats and other protective clothing should be
worn to provide additional protection from the sun.
is the minimum sunblock SPF level recommended for babies?
Sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher should be used. It should also
be labeled “broad-spectrum” so that it protects against many types of UV rays.
It’s also important to follow all directions on the sunscreen bottle to ensure
maximum effectiveness! For example, it’s important to apply sunscreen at least
30 minutes before going into the sun.
what time of the day are UV rays the strongest?
UV rays are the most intense between 10am and 4pm. Schedule
outside time accordingly!
or false? Babies do not need sunscreen or to be covered when skies are overcast
False! Damaging UV rays are still present in cloudy or overcast
weather! It’s important to use sunscreen and protective clothing, including
hats, even when it is not sunny.