Keeping toddlers Warm and Safe this winters 2015.
Winter 2015 has already knocked the doors. When we as an adults can sense the season change and feel the chilly winds and the effect, it’s obvious for mothers to get worried about the health and safety of their toddler.
Here SJ comes with few interesting, quick tips for the physical and immune safety of your little one which might look simple and common but we still skip to implement them. Let’s have look and make sure your toddler is absolutely safe this winters.
- Keeping warm: Dress your child in layers. Warm inner wear, cotton clothes, sweaters, winter caps, hand gloves, socks to protect the body parts from unkind winter winds.
- Keep them hydrated: Even though we think we feel less thirsty in winters, its not so and body needs adequate fluids .So Offer your child water, juices, and soups frequently.
- Use Sunscreen: Yes! Sun is reflected off the snow and kids can get sunburned even when playing outdoors in the winters.
- Skin Care: One of the most important points not to be missed is to keep your little one’s skin soft protected and hydrated. Winter season tosses badly with your toddler’s soft skin. Moisturize their skin with a good body lotion. Lips are to be greased after every few hours. Keep minimum body exposed to the wind.
- Danger signs : Shivering, goose bumps, shallow breathing, loss of coordination, confusion,irritating to the touch, bright red skin or pale gray blistering skin on the fingers, toes, ears or nose. Don’t avoid the above signs and if they appear frequently your child needs doctor visit.
- Healthy Food : Involve the healthiest winter food in your daily lunch and dinner diet .More home time to keep your toddlers healthy from inside.Include, Green Garlic, Amla, Bajra, Sweet potato in food. In winters fruits you can have are oranges, bananas, avocado, Kiwifruit, Pomegranate, All easily available in this season.
- Hygiene and illness; Never skip a hand wash before every meals for your toddler, make it their habit. Teach them not to share, drink or eat from the same vessel with anyone.
- Be vigilant: Check on your kids frequently when they are playing outdoors and if you notice them getting wet or they look visibly cold, bring them indoors and change the clothes immediately.
- Must haves in mommies purse during Winters: Moisturizer, lip balm, petroleum jelly, winter cap, scarf, extra socks, Dry napkins, basic medication, Vicks, inhalers and your family doctors number handy.
Happy and Safe Winters to you all
Celebrating Childhood -Shanti Juniors