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