AS the weather begins to get warmer (hooray) a charity that works with babies has released advice on how to keep your little one cool.

Barnsley Hospital's E-Midwife shared the advice penned by the Lullaby Trust to help new parents know what to do if their baby gets too hot.

When you are out-and-about parents are advised not to cover buggies and prams with blankets, or anything that could prevent the air from circulating. This could cause overheating which can increase the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Instead parents are urged to attach a clip-on parasol to the pram and to monitor baby's temperature by checking their chest or the back of their neck.

Like adults, babies need to be kept hydrated. If your baby is breast fed then your baby won't need any extra water but they might want to feed more than usual during hot weather.

If your baby is bottle fed you can give them a small bottle of cooled boiled water.

The room where your baby sleeps should be kept at an average temperature of around 16-20c. This can help reduce the risk of SIDS.

Using a fan in the room can help keep the room to a suitable temperature.