How to keep babies cool in the heat wave
Whilst we all enjoy the sunshine and being able to make the most of it, it can be a stressful time trying to keep little ones cool and safe during a heat wave. Our Reusable Nappies and Swim Range are made from breathable material to help keep your babies comfortable and cool whatever the weather. We're sharing our top tips today to help keep your babies cool in the hot weather!
1) Try to keep your home nice and cool
Opening the windows as much as possible will help keep a nice breeze blowing through the house, as well as keeping the curtains closed around two thirds of the way across to help block the sun out. Having room thermometers can help you keep track of how warm the house is, and adding a fan into the mix will also help keep the room and your family nice and chilled!
2) SPF SPF SPF!
If you are out enjoying the sunshine, make sure your baby has plenty of sun protection on and that you re-apply throughout the day. You should also make sure to provide shade wherever possible to prevent your little one getting sun burnt or over heating.
3) Dress your little one appropriately for the weather
Keeping your little one cool can absolutely be helped by choosing the right clothing at the start of the day. Try to pick clothing made from breathable fabrics such like cotton. You can also pack layers to take out with you so just be conscious of the temperature and pack accordingly, if it's over 25 degrees a vest and a nappy may well suffice! TotsBots reusable swim nappies & pants are ideal for paddling pool days, beach days, and swimming lessons. Each washable swim nappy is made from soft, breathable fabrics that don’t get water-logged.
4) Up your babies fluids through out the day
On a very hot day, a babies may need as much as 50% more milk than usual, so make sure they have plenty of opportunities to drink through out the day. Mothers who are breastfeeding also need to make sure they keep their own hydration levels up, so don't forget about your water intake. Babies who are weaning or older than 6 months can take regular sips of water, whilst those aged 1 and over can be having water, ice lollys or diluted fruit juice to help keep them hydrated!
5) A cool bath before bed
Whilst playing in a paddling pool can be perfect for helping cool little ones down during the day, a cool/lukewarm bath can help lower the bodies core temperature, meaning your little one will feel much cooler ahead of bed time.