Little Routines, Gillian Stewart

The Heat Is On!
Gillian Stewart, Monday, July 18, 2016

The Heat Is On!

Please remember to take great care with little ones in the heat. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the weather with young children.

1. Keep your baby and children well hydrated.
2. Avoid direct sunlight when possible.
3. Dress in minimal lose, cotton clothing during the day and at night time.
4. Pop a sun hat on your child.
5. Use sunscreen as appropriate. Re-apply during the day.
6. Use a sunshade on your pram and pushchair.
7. At home, use a fan during the day and night.
8. Keep the curtains closed in your child's bedroom during the day.
9. Avoid handling your baby too much.
10. Fill up the paddling pool...a bowl, or bucket is just as much fun. Babies will enjoy a cool dip too!

Don't worry if your child isn't too keen on eating at the moment. We can all lose our appetite in the hot weather. Offer smaller portions and include lots of fruit and finger foods at meal times.

Cool drinks, lollies, frozen yoghurt and fromage frais are very refreshing.

Have fun and enjoy the lovely weather while it lasts!