Covering strollers could pose health risk for children


TAMPA, Fla. – The warmer weather brings a warning for anyone with a child.

Pediatricians say putting a blanket over a child's stroller could be a health risk.

Protecting children's sensitive skin from the sun's brutal rays is exactly why the shades on strollers exist, Rachel Dawkins, a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins All Children's, tells WFTS-TV Tampa Bay.

"Sometimes we see, because of that, we don't get good ventilation in there and kids can get hot or warm and sweat," Dawkins said.

She says it's a good idea to make sure the stroller has good ventilation, or possibly add a portable fan.

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