Spring has arrived, the weather is getting warmer and warmer, but the temperature difference between day and night is still a little big, and between “one cold and one warm”, children are easy to get sick. Many parents are worried about how their children will dress.
Today I will share with you the way to dress in spring that can make your baby comfortable and not easy to catch a cold.
Rules for dressing for different ages
Newborns have poor thermoregulation, so the American Academy of Pediatrics APP recommends: “Unless the temperature is particularly high (24) degrees or more, newborns should wear several layers of clothing to keep warm.” ”
It is generally best to put the baby in a small close-fitting top, put a diaper on the bread, then put on a pajamas or blouse, and finally wrap the whole body with a baby blanket.
If the child is born prematurely, an extra layer of clothing may be added until he weighs enough to be a full-term baby and his body is better able to adapt to temperature changes.
A practical reference is recommended: at the same temperature, the baby’s clothing should be one layer thicker than the clothing that the adult finds comfortable.
2. Babies under 1 year old
Babies at this stage, because they can’t walk yet, have to cuddle everywhere, so they prefer one-piece clothing.
At this time, you can use the method of sweating to preliminarily determine whether the clothes worn by the baby are appropriate. Be careful not to touch the forehead, based on the temperature of the baby’s collarbone or back, if the baby’s back is sweaty, it means that you are wearing too much.
If your baby is wearing less, don’t rush to add clothes first. You can warm the baby with an adult’s arms or feed some food, and then increase clothing appropriately after the body temperature returns to normal.
3. Babies aged 1-3 years
Babies at this stage are more mobile, sweat more, and can wear one less than adults.
Soft, breathable, sweat-wicking, close-fitting cotton pants.
Warmth-based, cotton, wool, wool can be used, and natural and environmentally friendly materials that do not generate static electricity are selected. Such as cardigans, sweatshirts, sweaters, dresses, thermal pants, leggings, pantyhose, etc.
Windproof and waterproof, thickness depends on specific temperature. Down jackets, cotton jackets, trench coats, etc.
How to dress at different moments
1. When the child sleeps
It is best not to let the child sleep in knitted sweaters, sweaters or thicker pajamas, and do not cover the child too thickly or adjust the room temperature too high, it is best to control the room temperature at 24~26 °C.
After your child falls asleep, whether in a bosom, in a stroller, in the back seat of a bicycle, or in a car seat, you should avoid exposing your child to the wind.
The child has just woken up and cannot be arranged to go outdoors immediately, but should let the child be indoors for a while before going out.
Children should also take off their outer clothes when they sleep during the day, cover them with a thin quilt, and put them on immediately after waking up.
If you sleep in outer clothes, even if you wear a lot, it is easy to get cold without covering a small quilt, and you will feel colder after getting up; If you sleep in a coat, cover the quilt, and get up without clothes, the child will also feel cold.
Therefore, whether it is day or night, you must undress and cover the quilt when you sleep, and get out of the bed and put on clothes after waking up, so as to avoid the child from catching a cold.
2. When the child is exercising
Give your child sweat-absorbent, breathable, loose and comfortable sportswear. When children do games with a lot of exercise, such as jumping on the trampoline, playing physical training, etc., they should reduce their clothes in advance.
When the child is sweating, do not rush to undress, but should immediately dry the sweat, and when the child is quiet, when the sweat has not completely gone down, put on the coat, so as not to catch a cold.
A few misunderstandings to be aware of
Myth 1: Cool hands should be dressed
Many parents love to touch the baby’s hands and feet to judge the baby’s hot and cold, which is actually inaccurate. Because infants and young children have poor peripheral circulation, even if the body temperature is normal, the hands and feet are cooler than adults. If you add clothes at this moment, it is easy to cause hyperthermia and cover the baby.
The correct way to judge is:
1. Touch the child’s collarbone, if the collarbone is warm, it means that the clothes are just right;
2. Touch the back, if the back is sweaty, even the clothes are already wet, it means that the clothes are worn too much.
Myth 2: If your head sweats, you should reduce your clothes
When you see your baby’s forehead sweating, will you subconsciously do this: “Yay! I dressed the baby more again and quickly undressed. “This move is actually wrong.
Because sweating is the physiological response of the human body to regulate temperature, when taking off the baby’s clothing, the volatilization of sweat will take away a large part of the heat, and the baby is easy to catch a cold.
The correct thing to do is to dry the sweat from your baby’s head and back in time, let your baby calm down, and wait for the sweat to naturally disappear.
Myth 3: Sneezing is cold
If the baby only has a stuffy nose, sneezing, runny nose in the morning or when the temperature changes, this is the reason for the poor temperature regulation of the nose, parents do not need to worry, it is a sign of self-protection.
If your baby sneezes or has a runny nose all the time, it should be a symptom of a cold and illness, and you should see a doctor promptly.