Maybe you think or assume that thereby you will protect your baby from the sun’s glare, but you should never cover over a pram with a blanket. Experts say that it can have fatal consequences!
Even a very thin covers, like the one in transparent muslin, can dramatically increase the temperature in the pram and increase the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Swedish researchers led by Svante Norgren, a pediatrician at the Astrid Lindgren children’s hospital in Stockholm who found that the cover of muslin or blanket could both reduce air circulation and create an intense heat.
They investigated their claim and found that coated prams that was left in the sun became 15 degrees hotter than a pram left uncovered.
Besides the cover creates extreme heat, it is difficult to see what the baby is doing every moment.
Parents are encouraged to try and keep their children inside during the hottest part of the day, generally between 11am and 5pm.