I’m a mom – why you should NEVER shade your baby from the sun using a blanket | The Sun

KEEP your little one cool while adventuring outside this summer.

Cathy Pedrayes, a mom who shares helpful tips and tricks, posted a video revealing why you should NEVER shade your baby from the sun using a blanket.

When pushing their baby around in a stroller, many parents try their best to keep the little one out of the sun.

In an attempt to cover them up, many parents will throw a blanket over the stroller.

Though they might think keeping them out of direct sunlight is helping, it's actually making their child hotter.

Pedrayes tested out this theory on a hot day by putting a thermometer in her empty stroller.

When placing it in, the thermometer read 93 degrees F.

She then placed it where the baby would go and covered it with a light blanket.

After just eight minutes, the temperature on the thermometer had already jumped to over 103 degrees F.

"Imagine if there was a baby in there," she said.

Most read in Fabulous


Royal fans in HYSTERICS as Kate & William break silence on Louis' behaviour


I switched my oven for an air fryer & it’ll save me hundreds


Plane carrying Royals forced to make emergency landing and return to UK


I’m a laundry expert – the quick way to remove sweat stains from clothes

If possible, she said it's best to avoid taking your baby out in the stroller on such hot days.

According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, parents should avoid taking their baby out for periods of time if the temperature is over 90 degrees F.

"Babies are not as effective at cooling their bodies as adults because they do not sweat normally," mother-of-two Dr. Yallapragada told Childrens.com.

"In addition, babies are not able to tell you if they are overheating and not feeling well."

She suggested taking breaks every 15-30 minutes or sooner depending on how your baby responds to the heat.

Read More On The Sun

I was kidnapped & abused for weeks aged 8 by ‘night-vision’ killer

Khloe Kardashian’s ‘disgusting’ tweets to Kanye West’s ex exposed

Many viewers agreed with Pedrayes, saying: "Yes, the baby would be protected from UV rays, but not from overheating or suffocation."

Another said: "Disney parents need to see this. So many cases of this at Walt Disney World."

We pay for your stories!

Do you have a story for The US Sun team?

Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS

    Source: Read Full Article