Keeping children and babies cool during a heatwave

Keeping children and babies cool during a heatwave

The warm weather can make looking after babies and children that much more difficult, how do I keep my baby safe in the sun is one of the most asked questions by parents. Here our our tips for keeping children and babies cool during a heatwave as temperatures start to rise with a handy infographic you can pin for later.

If you are still pregnant check out our other blog for keeping cool when pregnant here.


1. Chill Rooms before bedtime

Be prepared, way before bedtime. Use blinds and keep curtians drawn all day to keep out the heat during the daytime.


2. Thirsty?

Make sure children stay hydrated across the dy with regular drinks and ice lollies. Who needs an excuse for an ice lolly?


3. Fans

This is an obvious one but fans do have a habit of just blowing hot air around the room.  To help keep the air cool place an icy cold bowl of water in front the fan and direct the fan away from the baby/child.


4. Avoid the car

Cars are heat traps in the summer and practically impossible to keep cool. You could try traveing early in the morning or when the sun has gone own if possible.


5. Strip them off

Keep nightware and bedclothes to a minimum. Our sleep infographic shows how many layers are needed as the temperature increases.


6. Get a Thermometer

Your baby will be most comfotable when the room is between 16 and 20 degrees ish depending on the baby.  Being able to see the temperature will be useful, there are some great ones including the gro egg 

Please download and share our handy baby sleep infographich below

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