Johanna is a writer who lives, works, and volunteers in New York.
When children are very young, safety is one of the only things on parents’ minds.
With so many outside influences that can affect your baby, from furniture to germs to the weather, it can be hard to keep track of all of the ways to protect them.
Some are able to impressively tend to multiple babies at once, like this multitasking mom, but even the most attentive parents can sometimes overlook what could be making their child unsafe.
Especially in the sweltering heat of summer, it’s easy for our instincts to tell us to throw a blanket or towel over our little ones in their strollers to make sure that they are not burned by the beams.
But this itself could also lead to your adorable darling becoming both uncomfortable and at high risk.
Check below to learn why shading your baby with a blanket or towel could be dangerous.