So apparently we’ve all been making a critical error when it comes to taking our babies out in their prams when it’s warm.
It’s actually not ok to cover the pram with a muslin… you won’t be keeping your baby cooler but creating a hot thermos, according to doctors at a children’s hospital in Stockholm.
Paediatrician Dr Svante Norgren told Svenska Dagbladet: “It gets extremely hot down in the pram, something like a thermos.
“There is also bad circulation of the air and it is hard to see the baby with a cover over the pram.”
The newspaper decided to test out Dr Norgren’s theory, leaving a pram outside in the midday sun between 11:30am and 1pm.
Uncovered it reached a temperature of 22 degrees celsius, but when a thin cover was placed over the pram for 30 minutes, it soared to 34 degrees – despite the fact it wasn’t even a particularly hot day.
Some prams have UV mesh covers, which are safer but it’s essential to ensure that loads of air can circulate.