Keeping Cool in the Summer

Here in Vegas, Summer has definitely made its arrival known by the beads of sweat that already form on our foreheads just by the simple thought of stepping outside. So how do we survive? And what in the world do we do to keep our babies cool in the 100 degree plus temps? Contrary to popular belief, we don't stay secluded indoors praying for an early Fall. Here are some tips from our very own local Moms on their favorite ways for keeping cool during the Summer heat:

  • Hot and Cold Gel packs: A frozen hot and cold gel pack wrapped in a dish towel makes a wonderful climate control backrest for your little one. It’s squishy so it is not uncomfortable to lean against and because it is frozen it will keep baby nice and cool without being too cold.
  • Chilly Pad: Chilly Pads by Frogg Toggs are made from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while remaining dry to the touch. Simply wet it, wring it out and it’s super-cool. Get two: they can be used over your child in the stroller, and/or around your neck to keep you comfortable.
  • Misting Fan: Look for a hand-held misting fan to provide your baby with an occasional spritz of cool water. These can be found at Wal-Mart and Sports Authority. And remember, they even sell some misting fans that double as a water bottle during those workouts!
  • Frozen Washcloths: Many of our Moms freeze washcloths just before their workouts and let their little ones keep cool by chomping on them throughout class. Not to mention, it's perfect for those teething babies too!
  • Clip on Fan: You can find a reasonably priced clip on fan to provide a breeze for your little one. They can be found at Wal-Mart for as little as $5.00 or online for around $15.00.
  • Frozen water bottle: Fill a water bottle ¾ of the way and then freeze it while it is partially on its side. Make sure it is on an angle and that the cap end is not totally covered with water. Right before class, fill the remaining space with cold tap water. Your water will remain cold for the duration of class.
  • The Noggle: Finding it hard to keep baby cool in the backseat of the car? The Noggle is a popular choice for our moms which helps to ventilate little ones that my not have air vents close enough to keep them cool.

And we can't forget about keeping that skin protected... don't forget the sunscreen!

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