Health Tip: Help Prevent Heat Rash
-- Heat rash is a bumpy red rash that occurs during hot and humid weather when baby's sweat glands become blocked.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these suggestions to help prevent heat rash:
- Make sure baby wears cotton clothes that are light and cool.
- If you don't have air conditioning, run a fan in baby's room. But don't aim the fan directly at baby.
- Don't use baby powder for this purpose, since it does nothing to prevent heat rash.
- Similarly, don't coat baby's skin in a cream or ointment.
Posted: May 2010