12 May 2022 | 4 min Read
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Before you became a mum, summer might have had a different meaning for you, like lounging by the pool, swimming with your girl gang or gorging on mangoes without a care in the world, but once you become a new mum, summer is when you’re more concerned about keeping your baby comfortable, cool and safe.
The summer heat can be harsh and make your baby uncomfortable. You want to make sure your baby is protected and cool during the hot summer days. Here’s a list to help you with the top must-have summer essentials to keep your baby comfortable during summer.
Babies love splashing in the water and it can help them cool down during the heat. You can easily purchase mini-sized inflatable pools for your little one to enjoy even indoors; in the bathroom or your living room too!
Whether it’s a vacation or a mini day out, spray some mosquito repellent on your little one, before stepping out. Mosquitoes are more active during the summer season so pick a safe and natural mosquito repellent spray to keep your baby away from those pesky bites.
Sun protection for yourself and your baby is a must. Babies have delicate skin which is prone to sunburns hence pick a natural and safe sunscreen for your baby. Reapply once every two hours.
Bamboo wipes are best during summers as they are highly absorbent. As you and your baby tend to get sweaty and sticky because of the heat, wet wipes are a must have in your summer essentials list. Bamboo wipes are gentle on baby skin and keeps it well moisturised and fresh too.
These wipes can be used by mums as well!
If your baby is older than six months, you can feed them small amounts of water, to keep them hydrated especially during summer, that’s when a sippy cup comes in handy. You can easily feed them on the move when you feel they are dehydrated.
Pick up a natural lip balm that has SPF in it to protect and hydrate your baby’s lips. The Nourishing Lip Balm Duo from BabyChakra is packed with natural ingredients and has one for the baby and another for the mum. It provides sun protection naturally.
Mosquitoes and bug bites can be painful to your baby and they are very common during summers. Hence, pick a natural after bite roll on to soothe the redness and itchiness caused by insect bites.
Keep one handy for yourself and your baby. Pick wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses that provide protection against UVA and UVB rays.
These are easy to stick on to clothes and are waterproof. Instead of the repellent spray, you can pick natural mosquito repellent patches that shield your baby from mosquitoes and prevent them from the risk of dengue, malaria and chikungunya.
Pure cotton is the best fabric when it comes to choosing clothes for your baby, especially during summer as they are breathable, soft and light. Clothe your baby is either half sleeved or sleeveless cotton onesies, as these allow them to freely move their hands.
Hope this list helps you and your baby get summer ready!
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