Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
On this coming december, we’ve planned to go Korea for a holiday. However i worried about my baby. If he can afford the coldness there as his age is 2 years old. He also have been thru ‘demam tarik’. Is it dangerous for me to bring him?
Any tips or tought?
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First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your baby’s health. Babies can go outside in the winter. However, trips should be limited in distance and duration because babies aren’t able to regulate their body temperature yet. Newborns, toddlers, and young children also lack body fat and have smaller body size. This means that they can lose heat more quickly than adults.
Avoid temperatures below -15 degrees Fahrenheit. Always check the wind speed and wind chill. Keep outdoor trips limited to 15 minutes or less, and know the warning sign of frostbite and hypothermia. Keep an eye out for shaking, shivering, and red/grayish-colored skin. On the other side, you should also check on your child regularly to make sure they are not too hot, as overheating can result in a rash, discomfort and in some cases it increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.
Some researches point out that SIDS risk is higher in colder months because of heavy bundling that can cause babies to overheat. The ideal scenario is to keep your little one cool, but comfortable. Avoid heavy clothing and blankets and follow safe sleeping guidelines.
In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor for full examination. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.