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The heat won't only be bothering the grown-ups, the littles will deal with heat rashes as well

Heat rash is a common skin condition in babies that occurs when sweat glands become blocked. This can happen when babies are overdressed or when the weather is hot and humid.

It typically looks like small, red bumps on the skin, often in the folds of the skin, such as the neck, armpits, and groin. The bumps may be itchy or painful. Heat rash is not serious and usually goes away on its own within a few days.

However, you can do to help your baby by keeping them cool and dry, giving them cool baths or showers and apply a cool cloth to the rash area. It is best to dress your baby in loose fitting, breathable clothing and avoid using powders and general creams as this could aggravate the sweating and clog more sweat pores. Its important to see a doctor if your baby's heat rash does not get better after some time.

Although it may seem obvious remember the following as well:

  • Dress your baby in light, loose-fitting clothing in light fabrics like cotton.

  • Keep your baby's room cool and well-ventilated.

  • Avoid overdressing your baby, even if the weather is cold - rather use blankets if needed.

  • Avoid taking your baby out in hot weather during the hottest part of the day.

  • If your baby is sweating a lot, give them a cool bath or shower.

  • Pat your baby's skin dry after bathing or swimming.

  • Do not use powders or lotions on your baby's skin.


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