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Expert Warns Parents To Not Cover Baby Prams With Blankets - It Can Be Fatal

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Expert Warns Parents To Not Cover Baby Prams With Blankets - It Can Be Fatal

A midwife has warned parents not to cover their baby's pram with a blanket explaining it could be fatal.

Sarah - aka @themommamidwife over on Instagram - shared a post all about covering prams, and every parent needs to see it.

Sarah shared the post on Instagram (Credit: @themommamidwife)
Sarah shared the post on Instagram (Credit: @themommamidwife)

"W A R N I N G: Blankets over prams... although super tempting to cover your baby with a light blanket to keep them shaded, PLEASE DON'T!!" she wrote.

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"This DOES NOT keep baby cool! What it actually does is raise the temperature within the pram SIGNIFICANTLY!!!!

"Within 20 minutes (roughly about a one mile walk), the temperature inside could reach up to 50°C WHICH IS FATAL."

The pram should not be covered (Credit: Shutterstock)
The pram should not be covered (Credit: Shutterstock)

Sarah went on to explain the size, weight and type of blanket doesn't matter, either.

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"The size, weight or type of blanket (cellular included) does not matter! So please don't be tempted to do this even for a few minutes," she continued.

"If the sun is in your baby's eyes... they will close them! Seek out shade, use a parasol and apply sun cream to keep your baby safe.

"Please share/repost so I don't have to be the annoying know-it-all that stops you in the street. Stay safe."

Covering the pram can increase the temperature (Credit: Shutterstock)
Covering the pram can increase the temperature (Credit: Shutterstock)
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And followers were quick to comment, with one writing: "Wow omg I never knew this." While others tagged friends and family.

In other baby news, earlier this week we told how some mums-to-be have been sharing the things no one tells you about pregnancy - and some of these have left us shook.

Now, it's worth pointing out that many of these changes are rare, but if you're concerned, it's always worth consulting with a midwife or medical professional if you're worried about anything during pregnancy.

The thread came in response to writer and podcast host Toni Tone, after she wrote to her 214,000 followers: "Loss of teeth, loss of hair, facial paralysis, varicose veins, swollen ankles, acne, nausea, back pain...and so much more.

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"Every day I begin to understand why some people on Twitter call babies 'coochie goblins', because wtf?

"I didn't even know pregnancy related teeth loss was a thing until this week."

You can read more about that here.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Life News, Babies, Parenting

Lucy Devine
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