by Emma Lovell October 13, 2015 2 min read
Don't risk the dangers of covering your pram inappropriately
Monday, October 19 2015 09:43:00 PM
Raising the Awareness of Heat Suffocation
As Winter makes way for Spring, and the weather heats up; we find ourselves drawn to the outdoors to make the most of beaches, parks and the outdoors. But there are brutal dangers to covering your baby’s stroller hot weather. Many items mums reach for to cover prams provide inadequate airflow, thus increasing baby’s risk of overheating or worse still, suffocation.
We’re huge advocates for getting baby out and about whilst keeping them on their all-important sleep routine, but there are many warnings by experts and recent media against parents covering their baby’s stroller with a blanket or wrap to shield them from the sun.
The Local reports over heating and re-breathing co2 are risk factors of SIDS and suffocation. The article says that "many parents will drape a thin blanket or scarf over their baby’s stroller in a bid to shade them from the heat. However research has shown that the practice could be putting babies in danger.
“It gets extremely hot in the stroller… there is also bad circulation of air and it would quickly become uncomfortable and potentially dangerous for the child.”
The paper conducted an experiment to see just how hot it could get inside a stroller when covered, leaving it out in the sun between 11.30am and 1pm on a warm day. Without a blanket or scarf covering the stroller, the temperature reached 22C. However when a thin wrap was placed over for the next 30 minutes, the heat rose dramatically to 34C. After an hour, the temperature sat at a sweltering 37C.
The risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is dramatically increased when a young baby is exposed to intense heat – which means that, while many parents believe they are sheltering their children from the sun, they could actually be placing their offspring in more danger.
How does CoziGo combat this issue?
100% breathable - attaching CoziGo to a pram will not increase the temperature inside the pram. It's made of a light mesh fabric, which keeps bub nice and cool inside. CoziGo is not only breathable, more importantly, it's been tested for air permeability - this means that the air flows freely in and out of the cover.
SPF50+ protection - CoziGo has a Sun Protection Factor of 50+, so bub is protected from the sun's harsh rays
Dual openings - One side of CoziGo can be zipped up protecting bub from the sun, allowing the remaining side to be open so bub can still enjoy the view.
Bubble-shaped cocoon - Other traditional stroller covers (and attaching wraps/blankets to the pram) follow the line of the stroller meaning that the cover is close to baby often making their sense of space feel quite restricted. CoziGo creates a dark bubble shaped cocoon for baby to sleep in, the rounded sprung design makes it hard for babies and toddlers to kick off (or pull in!) and the extra space provides adequate airflow for safe and comfortable sleeping.