With the heat wave we have had in the U.K it can be tough to cope with, with our little ones, and so I wanted to share my tips with how I help my son cope with the heat.
Tip#1: Keep them cool at all times
When it is really hot with no breeze this can be tricky, but keeping your children cool as much as possible, and find where it is the coolest in your home or garden, have windows and doors open to let the cool air breeze through.
Invest in a fan.
Wipe them down with a damp flannel if they get too hot and only put on one layer of clothing.
Tip#2: Play outdoors, as it isn’t good for children to be stuck in doors all the time.
I find that my son copes better when he has some time indoors, away from the heat in a cool room with intervals of being outdoors. When he stays indoors a lot I find he can fall ill. Of course I clean my home and keep it clean, but heat when hot indoors can cause illnesses and bacteria to increase, so do allow some play time outdoors, but use sunscreen to protect their skin.
Tip#3: Cool warm baths always help my son cool down or have a paddling pool outside
My son has always been a hot child and so can get hot quite quickly, so it is important that I protect him from the heat as much as possible, so a warm cool bath does the trick, then just allow him to play indoors in his nappy or pull ’em up, or purchase a paddling pool, a great way to have fun in the sun as a family, making sure sunscreen is applied throughout the day.
Tip#4: Have plenty of liquids available to keep your children hydrated
So important, as children can become too hot and can become dehydrated so quickly so I make sure that I have plenty of liquids available, avoiding fruit juices and fizzy drinks as they can cause dehydration.
Tip#5: Keep cups and drinks in the fridge
Keeps them nice and cool, and have some water already chilled in their cup, so it will be nice and cold to drink, keeping them cool and hydrated.
So those are my tips for coping with the heat, please share your tips with me too be good to know how you cope with heatwaves and in the summer.
Many thanks for reading,