Being outdoors in any weather can provide great benefits to your body, mind, and spirit, but sometimes it can also provide potential risk. Adults and children face some level of risk when they venture outside, but did you know babies do to? You may think babies can't be in much danger, since they don't move much and can barely get around on their own. And although this is true, there are common outdoor dangers for babies that you may not think about but should be aware of.
This doesn't mean you have to raise your kid in a bubble. Believe me, I live for outside play as much as my children do. Being with nature, even when it's cold or rainy, is sometimes the best remedy for a slightly sluggish or cranky mood. Not to mention there is a long list of benefits to being outside, soaking up the vitamin D. According to Web MD, vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increased risk in diabetes, arthritis, heart attacks, and cancer. Parents of babies are often encouraged to take daily walks with babies if possible in order to ensure the baby gets enough Vitamin D to prevent rickets, or a weakening of bones, according to Kelly Mom.
But you should still proceed with some caution. After all, babies are developing creatures with extreme curiosities, immature mobile skills, and possible environmental sensitivities. Here are seven common outdoor dangers for babies that you'll want to keep on your radar.