Doctors remind new parents to prepare for cold weather

With the bitter cold temperatures sticking around, doctors are reminding new parents to give themselves extra time when traveling with a baby.

Posted: Dec. 30, 2017 9:04 PM
Updated: Dec. 30, 2017 11:24 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — With the bitter cold temperatures sticking around, doctors are reminding new parents to give themselves extra time when traveling with a baby.

They advise staying indoors as much as possible, but if you have to travel, let your car warm up for fifteen to thirty minutes before going anywhere. It's also important to keep up with car maintence to avoid getting stranded.

IU Health Arnett Doctor Rea Sebata said anyone with a new baby should try their best to avoid exposure to people and the outdoors.

"They don't have the same heat cold tolerance that we do, so keep them bundled up, keep them indoors as much as you can," said Sebata. 

Doctor Sebata also said if you're around a baby regularly, make sure you are washing your hands often as we are in the peak of cold and flu season. Which can be deadly for newborns.

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