I was so upset when i Saw my fair skinned 22 mo. today when i picked him up from his babysitter- I put one thick coat of sunscreen on in the AM, then had her do another coat after breakfast-- I know it was not sunburn, but His whole face was sooo flushed and red, he needed to get cooled down fast. we turned on the hose and sprinkler, which he really loved, and his body loved as well, as his color returned to normal. I also noticed this type of thing yesterday as he'd been playing in his kiddy pool with me for a while, then came inside and was really flushed... I'm scared though, I mean, he still nurses, but when i am not there, he doesn't really drink as much milk, and as much as you push fluids, he only drinks as much as he wants, you know?? so, I am going to ask his babysitter to put a cold, wet baseball hat on him when they go outside tomorrow.... oh, that reminds me, in a 8-9 hour day, they spent only one hour outside right after breakfast (early) and maybe 15 minutes outside before i got there in the afternoon... not tons of time, but the house is fan cooled, not A/C yet. We're in CT in casae that matters!
Does anyone know about toddlers and body heat regulation and sweatgland maturation?? I dont really think he sweats all that much, but he;s usually clammy, not downright sweaty... I think thats how he's supposed to be.... but what do i know?? Anyway, help!!! Also, any ideas for ways to help keep a 22 month old cooler and better hydrated are welcome!! I am thinking of having DH drop off some ice pops tomorrow to leave at her house...
[SIZE="1"]Holly, slightly crunchy mama to my happy, energetic, sensitive Aiden (8/04) and My peanut girly girl, independent and proud Lillian (3/07)... Wife to my Jonathan, and a cancer SURVIVOR... now and forever!