Summer is the perfect time to bond with your baby, with days at the beach and trips to the local cafe rewarding experiences when the sun is shining. However, you must carefully consider the climate at home and when you head out with your newborn baby, as they can't regulate their own temperature.
This happens because babies and young children sweat less and generate more heat when exercising than adults. Fortunately, several easy tips will help ensure your baby remains comfortable throughout the summer season. Read on to find out more.
One of the first things you should do to keep your baby cool is to dress them appropriately in light clothing. Instead of choosing clothes made from stifling synthetic materials, it helps to pick out outfits made from natural fibres, such as bamboo, linen and cotton.
There's most likely no need to dress your baby in multiple layers during summer. Meanwhile, if you decide to head outside, remember that baby skin is particularly susceptible to burning, so ensure they're wearing long sleeves, pants and a hat to provide maximum protection.
You can keep your baby cool during peak heat by getting them to suck on an array of tasty frozen treats. For those ready to eat solids, you might find they love a piece of frozen banana, a watermelon iceblock or a slice of orange.
If your baby isn’t old enough to consume solids, you could also whip up a sweet smoothie made from their favourite fruits. Meanwhile, you can also freeze breastmilk in icy pole moulds to produce a convenient summertime snack.
Keep the Bedroom Cool
Creating a cool bedroom is critical to your baby’s comfort and your sanity if they remain restless throughout the night. When the weather warms up, always keep the blinds closed throughout the day to limit the amount of heat seeping in. Plus, you can quickly cool the room down with a burst of air conditioning.
However, if that’s not available, a pedestal fan set behind a bowl of iced water will also do the trick. In combination with nude sleeping or lightweight pyjamas and a mild bath before bed, getting your baby to sleep shouldn’t be an issue even during the height of summer.
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