You might think a trusty old fan will do the trick, but your daughter needs a lot more to keep the prickly heat away. Here are a few suggestions on how to keep your little one cool and comfortable this summer season.
Tip 1: Keep her out of direct sunlight
Because she’s still so young, your baby hasn’t quite developed adequate natural protection from the sun. Always remember that direct exposure can quite quickly and easily lead to sunburn, and she’ll be feeling the effects long before you do.
Try to keep her indoors during the hottest times of the day, especially from 10 AM to 4 PM. You can take those lovely walks in the park in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun isn’t quite as high in sky.
However, if you absolutely must take her out with you to brunch, then a well covered stroller is a necessity. Check up on her frequently to see how she’s doing, and remember to keep her hydrated with lots of liquids.
Tip 2: Clothe her in breathable fabrics
When choosing baby clothes for summer, you can’t go wrong with soft, lightweight cotton, but go easy on the layers. Delicate knit fabrics are also a great choice because they absorb perspiration which helps prevent rashes caused by sweat.
Synthetic fibers are not as breathable, as cute as they may be, try to avoid clothes made using polyester. And don’t forget, larger neck openings and wider cuffs will make her outfits feel more airy and give her the freedom she needs to be mobile.
Tip 3: Give her the right hair accessories
Stay away from hats, caps and bonnets that tend to trap the heat, if you want to keep her head covered then go for wide-brimmed, loose knit fabric hats that breathe. If she’s going to be in a covered stroller most of the time, even better, you can ditch the hat and go for something cute.
Why not stick to all-purpose hair accessories that keep her head cool and have the added benefit of being careful on her hair while securing it in place? No Slippy Hair Clippy® offers adorable clips and headbands for any budget, featuring new, lower prices on many classics!
The Grace headband tidies up stray tufts of hair, keeping them in place with a soft ruffle band. The band stretches comfortably around your daughter’s head and the soft, smooth edges fit snugly and gently.
For a burst of color, consider the Tallulah flower, which features an embroidered flower design in warm shades like amethyst, olive and maroon.
No Slippy Hair Clippy® has a great selection of other baby and toddler hair accessories that keep hair neat and keep your daughter cool. Have a look around or leave a comment for more summer accessory-related advice!