Putting a cover over the pram might encourage your little one to get some sleep, but it could also put your bub at risk of overheating. An enclosed pram gets very hot, very quickly, which is why Emma Lovell, founder and director of CoziGo, designed a safe stroller cover that is not only breathable but also offers 50+ sun protection. “Too many people grab whatever is at hand to cover their stroller without thinking how safe it is for their baby,” she says. “CoziGo is 100 per cent breathable and is air permeable meaning that the air flows freely through the canopy without restriction.” The cool dome shape also means there’s plenty of room for bub to move. NSW Health also recommends the following to keep bub safe:
Never leave babies, children or pets alone in a car, not even for a moment. Babies and children can overheat very quickly in cars. The temperature inside a parked car can be 30-40°C hotter than outside.
Never cover a baby capsule in the car with a rug or towel as this restricts air movement, making baby hotter.
An enclosed pram can get very hot; ensure air circulates around baby by removing the back panel or placing them in more open strollers.