On hot and sunny days, it’s important to keep your baby cool when out and about.
Your baby’s pram or buggy shouldn’t be covered with blankets, cloths or any cover that prevents the air circulating. Covering a pram or buggy with a blanket could lead to overheating, which increases the chance of SIDS.
As well as increasing the chance of SIDS, using a cover also creates a barrier between you and your baby, which is slightly risky as you won’t be able to see your baby or monitor their temperature easily.
We would recommend attaching a clip-on sunshade or parasol to their pram or buggy. You can also check if your baby is getting too hot by feeling their tummy or the back of their neck, if their skin feels clammy then your baby is getting too hot, so remove a layer of clothing. We also advise keeping babies out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
If you have any questions or queries about keeping your baby cool when out and about for your baby or safer sleep advice, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find more information about sleeping your baby safely and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.