Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour, Shares Her Views on How One Can Take Care of New Born Baby in Summer

by Shivani Sachdev Founder & Director

Traditional practices followed by most Indian households are to keep a new born baby indoors for the first 6 weeks after birth. Intense heat of the summer months can be a challenge for new borns and new parents, with these tips new parents can look forward to a bright and smooth summer period.


Summer makes new borns prone to dehydration so pay attention to your baby’s clothing. Light cotton fabrics are best and if your area faces a mosquito problem keep your baby covered to avoid bites.  Breast milk has all the required ingredients and parents should resist the urge to feed water even in formula fed babies, the formula feed is sufficient. These tips will also protect your baby from sunstroke or overheating and risk of water borne infections, diarrhea and vomiting.


Sometimes pediatricians may recommend 20 minutes of sun exposure (avoiding the harsh sunrays exposure in mild sun rays). This is more so in babies who are mildly jaundiced like preterm babies. Keep your baby’s eyes covered at such times.


It is common to see a small white spotty rash in new borns this could be a normal variation or could be a rash predisposing to infection so always gets a checkup done. Change your baby’s clothes frequently to avoid perspiration from causing rashes especially in the fold of the skin. Wash clothes diligently in a mild disinfectant. Keep your home and surroundings as hygienic and mosquito free as possible. Disinfectants should be used with caution as it can be difficult for a new born to safely metabolize and excrete them unlike an adult.


Women who are breast feeding should take good care of their own diet and hydration status so that they have good amounts and quality of breast milk. Also take care of your baby’s strollers as it may get hot if kept outdoors. Check temperature with great care to avoid any inadvertent burns.


Of course all the regular vaccines are to be given in a timely manner

Summer can be a challenge but with these tips you can sit back relax and enjoy the joy of being new parents!


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About author:

I am dedicated writer especially about healthcare information, have good knowledge about IVF services and here also I have tried my best to share best and informative content that matches to your searches and hospital services. Delhi leading IVF hospital SCI Healthcare, that founder & director DR SHIVANI SACHDEV GOUR, is much experienced IVF doctor.

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