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I heard that in summer children grow faster than in winter. Is it so? Irina Kolmogorova, engineer, Arkhangelsk

This is really so: in summer, children grow a little faster. This is due to the fact that under the influence of ultraviolet rays in the skin, vitamin D is formed, which is responsible for the growth of bones. In addition, the child spends more time on the street, moves much, his muscles work, which stimulates the flow of oxygen. As a result, favorable conditions are created for tissue growth and improvement of metabolism in the body.

Do I need to milk a three-month old baby in the heat? What drinks should I give him and how do I know if he wants to drink? Svetlana Dolgova, housewife, the city of Smolensk

Если малыш не хочет пить, он откажется от the drink offered to him. The baby may become thirsty if the mother has very fat and sweet milk, it is very hot or humid outside or indoors (temperature is above + 22-24 ° C, humidity is above 65%). It is believed that during the day the baby should drink liquid in the amount of 1/3 of the total amount of food. You can also apply the following formula: multiply the number of completed months by 10. But this is a conditional figure: the child should be given as much water as he wants to drink. In three months, the crumbs can be fed with boiled tap water or bottled baby water from the store, weak decoctions from dried apricots, and dried fruits. From five months you can offer a classic compote.

My daughter is a year and a half old. Can she walk barefoot on the grass in the country? Daria Smelova, housewife, Lukhovitsy

Of course. This is not only an excellent quenching procedure, but also the prevention of flat feet: when walking barefoot, muscles that support the arch of the foot are trained; finally, the sole is where the points on which almost all organs, including the brain, are projected. But prepare to walk barefoot gradually. First let the baby run around the floor of the house in cotton socks - 10 minutes in the morning and the same in the evening. Within a week, increase the time to an hour. Two days later, you can already release the crumbs barefoot on the lawn, but only on condition that the earth is warmed up properly. Make sure that the site is safe for similar walks

My son is five years old. How can he properly sunbathe in the sun? Elena Khitrova, by e-mail

Without clothes under direct sunlight in thisage can be no longer than 20-25 minutes. Previously, the entire body of the child should be spread with sunscreen with a high SPF-factor (30+), if the child is white - then 50+. If the baby is splashing in the tub or inflatable pool, every time after bathing, the application of the cream should be repeated. Pay special attention to those parts of the body that clothes do not cover - hands, feet, neck. Of course, you can not sunbathe in the heat - between 12 and 16 hours in the middle band, between 11 and 17 hours in the south. See also: