Summer is here, and while many of us may be looking forward to spending time outdoors and soaking up the sun, parents with young babies might worry about how to keep their little ones cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. Don’t worry, help is at hand! With the right tricks and tools you can create a comfortable and relaxing environment for both you and your baby – inside or outside, at home or on the go.
Make sure you and your baby stay cool and relaxed at home and enjoy the season to the fullest!
1. Keep your home cool
Make sure to keep your home cool. You can use air-conditioning, fans or open the windows to let in a breeze. You can also use curtains or blinds to block out the sun at the hottest times of the day.
2. Dress your baby appropriately
It's important to dress your baby appropriately for the weather. Choose lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen. Avoid dressing your baby in too many layers, as this can cause overheating. If your baby is sweating or seems uncomfortable, remove a layer of clothing.
3. Stay hydrated
Make sure that you and your baby stay hydrated during hot weather. Offer your baby plenty of breastmilk or formula, and make sure that you drink enough water throughout the day yourself. If your baby is over six months old, you can also offer water in a sippy cup.
4. Take cool baths
A cool bath can be a great way to cool down on a hot day. You can give your baby a cool bath or use a damp cloth to wipe them down. Make sure the water isn’t too cold and always supervise your baby during bath time.
5. Use a cooling mat
A cooling mat can be a great way to keep your baby cool and comfortable. You can place a cooling mat under your baby's sheet or use it as a play mat. Make sure that the cooling mat is not too cold, as this can be uncomfortable for your baby.
6. Create a shaded outdoor space
If you have a yard or balcony, create a shaded outdoor space where you and your baby can relax. You can use a sunshade or umbrella to create shade, or hang a sheet or blanket over a clothes line. Make sure the outdoor space is safe and hazard-free.
7. Use a baby carrier for walks
A baby carrier can be a great way to keep your baby close and cool during hot weather. Choose a carrier made from lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen. Make sure that the air can flow.
8. Plan indoor activities
Plan indoor activities to keep your baby entertained and cool during the hottest parts of the day. You can read books, play with toys, or do sensory activities like playing with ice cubes. Make sure that the indoor space is cool and comfortable.
9. Use a swinging hammock for nap time
A swinging hammock can be a great way to keep your baby cool and comfortable while they nap. A NONOMO® Swinging Hammock is made from mesh fabric, which promotes a continuous airflow. It also has AeroSleep 3D technology to keep baby cool and comfortable and protect it from overheating. The swinging motion will help your baby relax and fall asleep.
To use the NONOMO® Swinging Hammock outside, find a safe and secure place to hang it. You can use the tipi stand or hang it from a sturdy tree branch or beam. Make sure that the hammock is at a height that is comfortable for you to put your baby in and take them out.
Place your baby in the hammock. You can also put a light blanket over the hammock to protect your baby from the sun. If there are mosquitos or little bugs flying around, you can use the mosquito net to protect your baby.
Finally, gently start swinging the hammock to send baby off to sleep. You can also let the battery-powered Move Motor 2.0 take care of the swinging for you.
You can enjoy the perfect summer at home with just a few simple tips to keep cool. Now go and enjoy the sun!