6 Steps to Keeping Cool This Summer
1. Dress baby in a onesie, be sure to apply sunscreen and hat if out and about.
2. Long sleeved baby and child swimwear are a great way to protect that tender skin from the sun.
3. If wearing your baby, consider wrapping some ice gel packs in a cloth and packing them around your little one. 1-2 will help cool things down in there, especially if you are wearing a wrap. Keep checking and adjusting points of contact to be sure you baby's skin isn't getting too cold.
4. Keep baby hydrated. Many times, overheated babies will not want to drink or show signs of thirst. Hydrate often (more than your regular feeding schedule) when out and about. A pediatric electrolyte powder can be helpful to have on hand to mix with cool water in a bottle or sippy cup.
5. Know the signs of overheating / sunstroke in babies. See these links:
6. Stay vigilant. Babies can overheat very quickly, be prepared and aware. And have fun!