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Summers are very harsh on everybody’s health, and more so on babies’. We know that it can be very unsettling to see your baby in discomfort. You want to do everything you can to ensure her summer months go smoothly. Don’t worry, having the right baby products is all it takes to keep your baby happy and healthy, apart from the AC or fan, of course! Keep reading for the baby items you must have and use in the coming months.
Summer Essentials Your Baby Needs to Beat the Heat
Prevention is always better than cure, so it’s best to not wait for the heat to get to your baby. Make sure you’re fully armed with these products:
1. Stroller With Canopy
If you’re heading outdoors for a walk in the park or a picnic, a stroller with canopy is the right choice for your little one. A canopy is an extra fabric which protrudes from the hood of the stroller and shields the baby’s eyes from the harsh sun rays.
Baby Think: Yay! No more sun, thanks!
2. Cotton Onesie
Fabrics like cotton are the best choice for babies in summer due to their lightweight and breathable nature. Clothe your baby in sleeveless onesies that will allow her to move her tiny hands freely and prevent her from feeling too hot.
Baby Think: Oooh…how cool the air feels on my skin!
3. Sun Cap
Don’t step out of the house without a sun cap! This is a summer essential that protects your baby’s eyes from the sun. Go for one that is made from breathable cotton and is both stylish and comfortable.
Baby Think: I like this thing on my head!
4. Diaper Rash Cream
Whether your baby wears disposable or cloth diapers, diaper rashes are inevitable in summers. You should get a prescribed diaper rash cream and apply it liberally on your baby’s bottoms. Once it’s fully absorbed into her skin, you can put on a fresh diaper.
Baby Think: No more itch and pain…phew!
5. Baby Sunscreen
Baby Think: Yay! The sun can’t do anything to me!
6. Baby Water Bottle
Babies above 6 months of age can drink water in small amounts. So, if your little one has crossed the 6-month mark, don’t forget to keep a baby water bottle and sippy cup in your diaper bag. If you’re wondering when to give water, look out for signs like a flushed face, warm skin, and rapid breathing which mean that she’s dehydrated.
Baby Think: Water…bottle…
7. Outdoor Sun Blanket
A lightweight cotton blanket is another summer essential for babies. These blankets are very useful when you’re travelling and want to swaddle your baby, nurse her, or change diapers. They can also be used as a burp cloth and play mat for tummy time at home.
Baby Think: So cosy…sleep, here I come!
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8. Baby Lotion
The hot weather can make your baby’s skin dry, flaky and itchy. Baby lotion can do wonders for her skin, especially after bath time. Look for products infused with herbs that lock in moisture and restore softness and glow to the skin.
Baby Think: Oooh…soft soft skin!
9. Wet Wipes
Baby wet wipes are a must-have in every diaper bag as restrooms may not be available everywhere. Wipes gently cleanse, moisturise and keep your baby’s skin soft and smooth during summers. The best part is that you can use it for so much more than just cleaning your baby’s bottoms. Give her face and body a quick swipe to keep her cool and cheerful!
Baby Think: Bye-bye poop and sweat!
Stroller shade, diaper and skincare essentials, and stylish yet comfortable clothing – it’s time to check whether you’ve got them all!