This post is sponsored by Bradham Brothers Inc., but as always, all opinions are completely my own.
During these hot summer days, I often worry a bit that my little guy could get overheated or suffer a heatstroke. With the blazing sun and high temperatures in July and August, it’s easy to get exposed to too much heat and sun. Therefore, I use some simple tips and tricks to prevent this from happening to my toddler.
Always Bring Water
When we go out with the little guy, we always make sure to bring a bottle of fresh water. We do this even if we just take a short trip, like the 10-minute walk to daycare or a trip to the supermarket. With this heat, it’s important to stay hydrated. Our toddler drinks a lot of water, so we always make sure to bring some with us. If we know we’ll be out for longer periods of time or if we’re planning to go to the pool or the beach, we take a good thermo bottle along or freeze water before we leave to make it colder for longer.
Baseball Caps or Sun Hats
With the burning sun, we always try to have Lucas wear a cap or a sun hat to keep his head in the shade. I say “try” because, with a toddler, this can be quite a fight. However, the intention is to wear a hat when he is outside in the sun.
HVAC Tuneup Before Summer Starts
We have air conditioning in our home, and I don’t know what I would do without it. Before the really hot months start, we make sure to get a tuneup to make sure everything is working properly. Hopefully, this will avoid any breakdowns during the summer.
Sun Cream, Sun Cream, and More Sun Cream
Although it sometimes feels like we’re fighting with a crocodile, we bathe the little guy in sun cream before we go out. After all, he is half Dutch and has light skin, so he probably gets sunburned fairly easily like his mom. If we go to the pool, we do the sun cream “bath” before putting his swim shorts on to make sure we don’t miss an inch.
Cool Down With Wet or Frozen Cloths
We put some damp cloths in the freezer, and I carry them in my bag when we go out for a long time. That way we can always cool our son down by applying a cold cloth to his face, wrists, and neck. This helps to bring his temperature down for a little bit.
Limit Time in Full Sun
This is common sense, but we try to avoid the time we spend in the full sun, especially in the middle of the day. We try to go down to the pool in the garden when the pool is already half in the shade, not at midday when the sun burns the most.
What heat prevention tips do you have?