Health Tip: Suggestions to Prevent Heat Rash
-- Heat rash occurs when an infant's pores become blocked, usually during hot, humid weather.
The University of Maryland Medical Center offers these suggestions to help prevent heat rash:
- Dress baby in clothes that are lightweight and made of cotton.
- Keep baby in an air-conditioned room during hot weather. Turn on a fan in baby's room when air conditioning isn't available.
- Skip ointments, creams or powders on baby's skin.
- Do your best to make sure that baby doesn't get too warm, and that the skin stays dry.
Posted: May 2011