How do you protect a newborn during a heat wave?
The temperatures have gotten as high as 120s and 130s. Adults and older kids can drink water to hydrate, but newborns cannot have water. How do I keep my newborn hydrated and cool during this dangerous heat?
Heat tends to correlate mostly around the head, I would suggest a cool damp towel across the forehead.
If you are breastfeeding your baby will be fine with frequent nursings. Breast milk becomes more watery if a newborn nurses more often so she is getting hydrated enough. Make sure not to keep her in the sun as you are not supposed to put any sunscreen on her yet. As for the formula fed babies, you might want to ask your pediatrician.
I didn't know a newborn couldn't have water, with syrup or something, guess it has been awhile. Can you not add a watered down formula either? No apple juice? I'd call the baby's doctor for advice, it is a serious thing, God bless you, surely there is something. Maybe even just wetting the tongue real often.
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