Is it safe to take my 3 month old to the beach?
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Alaina - posted on 06/24/2012
I live by a beach, I have my whole life. My son who is 3 months has been going for a while now. Bring milk, also bring baby juice. My pediatrician said its okay to give baby juice (like 2 oz at a time). Also an umbrella to shade him and baby sunscreen and baby milk. I also bring a cloth diaper, and have it wet and 'hanging out' in my cooler. Every now and then I will take it out and pat the nape of his neck with it. Sometimes his feet too. It will keep them cool if they're a little hot.
Sharon - posted on 10/31/2009
Take the baby. Our kids have been to the lake, hiking, various canyons etc, before they were even a month old.
No sunscreen. Shade, Shade, SHADE
Watch the baby's temperature. They still aren't very good at regulating their temp.
Charlie - posted on 10/31/2009
I took my son to the beach he LOVED it , i used baby milk sunscreen on his skin , a protective swim shirt and shorts , we also had a beach tent and he loved the water and giggled a lot i also went only in the mornings before it got too hot !!
oh and keep hydrated , hope you have fun .
Beth - posted on 10/31/2009
Take the baby. I took my oldest to the pool when he was three months old. Even took him in the pool. Just use some common sense, as is shade, plenty of liquids, etc. He's a healthy 28. My youngest was a bit older before I took him in the pool, as he was born in July. But he was out a lot. And he's 22, and healthy.
Lydia - posted on 10/31/2009
Im with the majority - If you wanna take bub to the beach then do it. Just make sure that she is well covered/shaded. I would also recommend doing it early morning/late afternoon and avoiding the heat of the day - although that also depends on what temps you have whereever you are :)
Vivian - posted on 10/31/2009
sarah sarah, are you realy thinking? it is so many things in this world alone that a young child can catch less lone to carry the baby to the beach. do you know all the things that she might be allegery to? don't expose her to early the the elements. what's the hurry? if you want to go for a big girl relaxation day, leave the baby with a family membe, give her a chance in life. i think the best lil girl relaxation day is to go on the patio, and give her a beautiful messacre, with soft music, or read a child story book, she will listen to everthing you are telling her and doing for her. she will feel that bond. she very well could catch a collick or a fresh cold, you sound like you are very young, you will have time to enjoy her, and see her run and play in the sand, and say look mom, when she's pointing at her diaper, on the ground that she decide to pull off when it is wet lol. give babygirl a chance.
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