Winter is in full effect, and the elements outside are getting harsher and harsher. No matter where you live, you need to spend some time considering how such elements will effect the tender skin of your new bundle of joy.
You may think that just because you are on the west coast that you don’t have to worry so much. Sunny SoCal is never a place for any true, harsh element. But that’s not necessarily the case. The winds do get colder, and that chill factor can play with the sensitive skin of your baby.
And for those of you on east coast and in the midwest, you already know how harsh winter can be. You not only contend with the cold gusts of air, but also the sleet that is so common during this time of year.
With such conditions, what do you need to be aware of? Well, for one…you need to be aware of the signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
Both of these are extremely dangerous…and even more so for our young and tender babies. Remember, your newborn does not have the physical resolve that you do. So be careful…and with that in mind, we have for you today a much needed primer on both of these conditions.
Take a look at this post from the March of Dimes on windchill, frostbite, and hypothermia.
Read the full article here: Wind chill, frostbite and hypothermia, oh my