Do black strollers get hot quicker?
Asked 9 months ago
I know black absorbs light while white reflects. Do the same run true for strollers? Is there a significant effect on the heat?
Friday, March 24, 2023
The colour of a stroller can potentially affect its temperature as darker colours tend to absorb more heat from sunlight. However, the difference in temperature is typically not significant enough to cause harm or discomfort to a child under normal circumstances.
Paediatricians often emphasise the importance of protecting infants and young children from excessive heat, regardless of the colour of their stroller. This can be done by providing shade with a canopy and using lightweight and breathable clothing.
Here’s what you can do to make sure the stroller is not affected by the temperature of the surroundings:
- Avoid leaving the stroller in direct sunlight for extended periods
- Cover the stroller with fabric to prevent it from overheating
- Park the stroller in shaded areas
» Discover more ways to keep your baby cool this summer
Be sure to check the temperature of the stroller's handle and seating surface before placing your child in it, especially if it has been exposed to sunlight.
Monday, March 27, 2023
Science has shown that black absorbs more light wavelengths and holds heat, but black strollers cannot be stated to do the same. The majority of parents report no heating problems with their baby's black pram. The temperature of the stroller is determined by the temperature of the surroundings and the material used, not by the colour.
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