Here’s How You Can Keep Your Baby Cool During A Power Cut

Here’s How You Can Keep Your Baby Cool During A Power Cut

10 Oct 2022 | 3 min Read

Reema Shah

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A power cut can make caring for your baby challenging, even if it’s just for a few hours. Plus, if you don’t have a power backup, most home appliances won’t work. 

Power cuts also throw up different challenges, depending on the season and you may be left without any heating or cooling. Hopefully, our guide can help you keep your baby safe and comfortable.

Tips For Baby Care During A Power Cut

Care For Baby In The Heat

A power cut can happen commonly during summer when we need our fans, ACs and refrigerators the most. Here are some tips to take care of your baby during the heat and during hot power cut days. While we cannot really control the weather, here are some tips to beat the heat during hot power cut days:

  • Ensure the baby wears loose-fitting cotton garments that will let the baby’s skin breathe. You may even just strip to a nappy if it is really hot. 
  • Ensure that the baby’s room is well-ventilated and there is enough air circulation. Keep the windows and doors open during the day if there is no loo. Else you can move to the coolest part of the house and stay there.
  • A bare floor is much cooler and more comfortable compared to ones that are covered in thick rugs. Hence, it’s best to keep the floor bare and remove any carpets or rugs on the floor.
  • Keep your baby hydrated all the time as dehydration can be a major problem during summer. Keep in mind to not give water to a baby who is less than six months of age. If you have to offer water to your baby, seek your paediatrician’s advice first.
  • Bathe your baby at least twice a day to ensure that sweat does not get collected in the folds of the baby’s skin which might result in rashes. Ensure that you pick a mild body wash to bathe your baby which is specially formulated for their delicate skin. However, limit the use of a body wash to once a day.
  •  You can use mechanical or battery-operated hand fans to provide relief to your baby especially when he/she is trying to sleep.
  • If you have pumped breast milk, you will need to reconsider the storage of the breast milk. Discard any milk that has been kept in the refrigerator for more than 24 hours with interrupted or no power supply.
  • Use a mosquito repellent patch or mosquito repellent spray to keep away those pesky mosquitoes during a power cut. Ensure that they are safe to use for babies and you need not worry about them getting a safe and peaceful sleep. 

A power cut can be challenging for you and your baby. Since your baby is delicate, excess sweating and heat can cause an array of problems. Hence, try these tips to keep your baby comfortable and safe throughout.

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