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February 2009 Lincoln Parents Center Recipe Corner Newsletter Edible Snowflakes Prep Time: 15 min. Winter Safety Tips (Infants and Children) Cook Time: 5 min. Winter brings severe weather and * If a blanket must be used to Ingredients: cold temperatures. The American keep a sleeping infant warm, it should be * Flour Tortillas Academy of Pediatrics has some tucked in around the crib mattress, valuable tips on how to keep your chil- reaching only as far as your baby chest, * Oil dren safe and warm. Please feel free so the infant face is less likely to become covered by bedding. Preparation: to share these tips with your friends and family. Using the same technique as Frostbite cutting out paper snowflakes, make snowflake shapes out of * Dress infants and children * Frostbite happens when the skin and outer flour tortillas. You may need to warmly for outdoor activities. Several tissues become frozen. This condition tends warm the tortilla in the micro- thin layers will keep them dry and to happen on extremities like the finger, toes, ears and nose. They may become pale, gray wave first to make it more flexi- warm. Clothing for children should ble. Put a touch of oil in a pan and blistered. At the same time, the child may consist of thermal long johns, turtle- complain that her skin burns or has become and fry tortilla until it is crisp. necks, one or two shirts, pants, numb. Top with one or more of these sweater, coat, warm socks, boots, ideas: gloves or mittens, and a hat. * If frostbite occurs, bring the child indoors and place the frostbitten parts of her body in warm * Sprinkle it with powdered * The rule of thumb for older babies (not hot) water. 104 degrees Fahrenheit sugar. and young children is to dress them in (about the temperature of most hot tubs) is one more layer of clothing than an recommended. W arm washcloths may be applied to frostbitten nose, ears and lips. * Spread butter on one side adult would wear in the same condi- of the tortilla. tions. * Do not rub the frozen areas. * Sprinkle lightly with cinna- * Blankets, quilts, pillows, sheepskins * After a few minutes, dry and cover him with mon and sugar. and other loose bedding may contrib- clothing or blankets. ute to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Source found on About.com (family (SIDS) and should be kept out of an * If the numbness continues for more than a few Crafts) infant s sleeping environment. Sleep minutes, call your doctor. clothing like one-piece sleepers is Information found on www.aap.org/ preferred. advocacy/releases/ decwintertips.cfm Child Development: Talking Together For your baby: For your toddler: Use the word cold when the two of you touch cold water, snow or ice, open the Talk about what cold feels like. Use other words for fridge, or when you go outside in cold weather. cold like freezing , icy or chilly. You can start Babies learn to speak when others speak to them. to discuss seasons, how in winter we have cold Repetition helps, as does changing your tone of weather, like snow and ice. voice for the word you are emphasizing (i. e., using a higher tone): Feel the cold water. Ooooh, that s cold, isn t it? Cold, cold water. Listen for your baby s response. Starting at about one year, you may hear your baby start to imitate your sounds.: Co co .