Keep your Baby Cool in Hot Weather

The sun is finally shining and the mercury has shot up, so you may be looking for the best, easiest ways to keep your baby cool... look no further.  We've put together our top tips for keeping them cool and calm.

Ice Lollies

Breast Milk Ice Lollies & Frozen Food Pouches  We all love an ice lolly when it's hot outside and you'll find that your baby will too!  If you're breast feeding, put some pumped milk into a mould and freeze, voila!  (this is also great if you're baby is teething too, it's very soothing on their gums).  Why stop there?  If you're little one is weaning pop a pouch into a mould too! Yum!

 

Water Play

Ice Smashing A minimum effort activity!  Use an old tray, ice cream tub, or any kind of container that you can find, throw in some of their toys and pop it in the freezer.  (You can get fancy by adding food colouring or pom poms). 

When it's frozen tip it outside and let them figure out how to get their toys out.  Splashing around with cool water helps them with the heat.

Water Play if you have a garden or not, there are lots of ways to keep your baby or toddler cool.  Fill up a paddling pool and let them have a splash, put out buckets of water, fill water ballons or an old fashioned hose pipe!

Damp Cloths and Blankets

Damp Cloths & Blankets it's advised that you keep little ones inside during the hottest times of the day, from 11.30am - 2pm.  Keeping a damp muslin or blanket close by to use on their head or to wipe them down.

You can also soak muslins in cool water and hang them in front of a fan or an open window, when the water evaporates it cools the temperature of the room down. Never leave baby unattended when using damp cloths and blankets.

Clair de Lune Parasol

Parasols Help keep the sun off your baby while out with a pushchair parasol.  Clair de Lune Parasols are universal and easy to use (available from £7.99).  They also feature a flexible midsection that allows you to bend the parasol for easy angle adjustment so your baby is always protected.

Enjoy your outdoor strolls without having to worry!

NHS advice for keeping children states: Keep nightwear and bedclothes to a minimum.

If your baby kicks or pushes off the covers during the night, consider putting them in just a nappy with a single well-secured sheet that won't work loose and cover their face or get entangled during the night.

Your baby will sleep most comfortably when their room is between 16°C (61°F) and 20°C (68°F).

For more NHS guidance click here