Help To Keep Your Newborn Cool in The Hot Summer

With this amazingly hot weather & having trouble keeping myself cool I thought I'd do a quick post on the top tips shared by those in my VIP group, from the NHS site & of course from my own experience.

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1. Keeping Baby Cool Outdoors - 
As we all know babies shouldn't be in direct sunlight so shade is paramount at all times when its as hot was it is, if your going for a stroll or shopping don't forget babies hat & your parasol/sunshade for the buggy. Remember that placing a blanket over to block the shade also blocks the airflow & can be very dangerous to baby so avoid that at all costs.

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2. Keeping Baby Cool Indoors -
When indoors keep curtains & blinds closed especially in the room where baby sleeps so its at a nice temperature for them when they go down for naps or to bed. Babies tend to sleep well when the temperature is between 16-20c. Sleeping in just a vest or a baby grow with no vest also helps.
A litre or more of iced water could help to keep their room cool as it melts during the night.
If you're using a fan place bowls or bottles of ice water in front of it to help cool the air that circulates around the room.

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3. Have a Little Paddling Fun -
A paddling pool is great for keeping little ones cool, just yesterday I saw that one of my clients had popped her little ones bath support into the paddling pool & had her lying on that to help her keep cool in the heat, such a good idea!

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4. Bath Before Bed -
Give babies a luke warm bath before bed to help cool them down ready for bedtime. If you have a loft opening the hatch will help disperse some heat.

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5. Stay Hydrated -
Breastfed babies stay hydrated with breastmilk as your milk is perfect combination of milk & water, they may feed more often but its all good as its more cuddles ;) There is mixed reviews on giving cool boiled water to little ones under 6 months but with it this hot defiantly consult your health visitor.

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If you have any top tips we haven't mentioned please feel free to add them in the comments so that others can see!

I shared a couple of weeks ago top tips for expectant mummy's to keep cool heres the link to that if your expecting & would like some tips to help you survive ;)

Sending you cool vibes lovelies!!

With Love

Ash.x

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