We can’t believe it’s 2018 already, but we’re ready and raring to go. And with the hottest days of summer still ahead of us, we’re already planning on how to beat the heat for our families so as to stay cool, and happy!
1. Stay hydrated
The number one rule of summer is to stay hydrated! The Australian government recommend a litre per day for children aged 1-3, and 2 litres for their mummas. Make sure your nappy bag always includes some water for everyone. Our Frank Green water bottles are leak proof, so you can toss them in your bag and go!
2. Protect yo’ self
Sun protection is so incredibly important in our harsh Australian summers. Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses help protect us for the sun’s UV rays, and is definitely worth the “But I don’t wanna wear it!” battles we all go through at one time or another with our children!
3. Make a splash
You can’t go wrong with a bit of water play. Whether you hit the local pool, or head out to a nearby water play area, or even just play in the backyard while you water the garden. Don’t forget to pack baby’s swim nappy so they can splash too!
4. A cool bite
There’s nothing more refreshing than a cool treat at the end of a hot day. Or, let’s be real, in the middle and the end of a hot day. Using our Ozzie reusable pouches for smoothies or yoghurt is a great way to provide a mess free cool snack fo ryour little one.
5. Use the right carrier
Babywearing does not need to stop in summer! Using a lighter weight wrap or a carrier with a mesh panel helps keep everyone just that little bit cooler. We love to use a ring sling in summer because they’re thinner and there’s only one layer of fabric over bubs. A cooling towel makes a great addition to any carrier also – and can keep both you and bubs cooler.
What are your favourite tips and tricks for staying cool in summer? Share them in the comments!