Flushed ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋs, wet ɴᴇᴄᴋ, and uncomfortable ɢʀᴜɴᴛɪɴɢ are all signs that the baby is feeling hot. And fortunately, there are ways to get rid of summer’s stings. From spending the day at a cool mall to tweaking a few things around the house. There’s a lot you can do to keep your newborn cool and out of the heat.
1. Frozen face wash machine
Weta face the washing machine and freeze it, then let the air bubbles settle on the fabric. Not only does it keep them cool, but it also helps soothe teething babies’ ɢᴜᴍs.
2. Cooling plate
Help reduce the temperature in the ɴᴜʀsᴇʀʏ without setting the A/C by hanging a wet towel in front of the window. The breeze will cool the air entering the room.
3. Comfortable clothes
Dress your child in ʟᴏᴏsᴇ, lightweight clothing made from natural fibers, like cotton, linen, or bamboo. If it’s hot outside, you’ll stay cool by just wearing a diaper, but wear long sleeves and pants when out in the sun.
4. Ice Fan
If you don’t have an air conditioner, this trick is a crook. Place the bowl of ice in front of the fan to reduce the temperature from the fan significantly. Just find someone who has a comfortable presence in front of the fan with air bubbles and relax.
5. Frozen fruit and milk
For babies on solid foods, freeze pieces of fruit and give them something cool to eat. Frozen bananas and orange segments are a few great ideas. For even younger babies, you can freeze breast milk in extremely cold containers and help them drink cool milk. Just watch out for larger pieces that can ʙʀᴇᴀᴋ ᴏꜰꜰ.
6. Tips for wrapping wet wipes
Try hanging a wet towel over the chair, as the water evaporates and hopefully cools the room.
7. Cooling the nursery
Close curtains and drapes during the day to keep your child’s room as cool as possible. Then, turn on the fan very quickly to get the air circulating (just make sure the fan isn’t pointed directly at Bubba). Placing large bottles of ꜰʀᴏᴢᴇɴ water in the nursery can help cool down overnight. The ideal sleeping temperature is between 16 and 20 degrees Celsius, so a room thermometer is a great way to keep track of things.
8. Stay hydrated
Just like for adults, it’s important to drink enough water for babies in the summer. Bubbles under six months only need milk to stay hydrated, and they’ll probably want to feed more often in hot weather. Older children also drink water, so frequent sips of H2O will help control the heat.
9. Find the shade
To avoid direct sunlight ʜɪᴛᴛɪɴɢ the balloons and keep them cool, look for shade from trees, pram canopies, hats, and umbrellas.
10. Filtered water
If it foams to the touch, sᴏᴀᴋ in a warm bath or sᴏᴀᴋ in a paddle pool. This is a great way to refresh minor ʙʟᴇᴍɪsʜᴇs and a quick dip before bed will also work wonders.
11. Find the cool
If your house is too hot and getting outside isn’t an option, go to the nearest air-conditioned library, mall, or coffee shop. Stay cool and take a break with a cold drink.
12. Sleep Tips
Wet nights call for cotton sheets and light bedding. It’s okay to wear underwear with or without a vest, just check to make sure they’re not too cool later at night. Also, waterproof sheets don’t “breathe” like cotton, so think about getting rid of them when mercury ʜɪᴛs high levels.
13. Playing in the water
Get out of the fountain or get creative with water play. And don’t forget to join the fun, moms can’t wait too!