Summer wear: How to Keep Your Child Cool and Rash Free
Created by Ekta Updated on Apr 21, 2020
Unfortunately in the summer, I have to battle with keeping my kids cool all the time. While buying the perfect toddler wear for summer can be a pain, here’s what else i do to make sure my children stay cool and rash free.
Time your outings
Mornings and late evenings are the best time for outings. We always wear sunscreen and wear hats or carry an umbrella. We love our brown skin, we just don't want the kids to come down with a sunburn or a rash.
What you wear is how you feel
For summer we prefer cottons for the children, light colours and pleasant floral prints (prints are a matter of choice, so that can vary!). Breathable material prevents rashes and dries the sweat quickly.
After a day out, we change into something loose like pyjamas, or shorts and T-shirts just to cool down.While selecting clothes I am very particular about elastic. When I select underwear, pants, shorts and pyjamas, I make sure the elastic is soft and not very tight.
I tried a couple of brands (small packs) before deciding which diaper to use. During summer, I didn't mind using a slightly loose diaper when I was relatively certain the kids will not poo.I also change the diaper frequently, just like the sanitary napkin! It keeps the skin dry.
I am a big fan of coconut oil, so for both Jerry and Kiki I always apply a generous portion of coconut oil, wipe off the excess and let them be diaper-free for sometime before putting on the diaper again.
Once they were potty trained, I changed their underpants/panty frequently.After the kids were potty trained, I let them sleep only in their pajamas (without their undies) at night. It helped keep the rash at bay!
Shower twice a day
Shower in the morning and before bed—that’s a no-brainer for summer. My learning was that the kids need to be totally dry before they wear their clothes. Moisture festers injection and rash.
Have foods that are cooling
Jerry and Kiki love their salad and fruits, and I try to give it to them in their natural forms and always a bit cold. It serves the dual purpose of nutrition and having something cold.
When it is hot during the day, I keep homemade buttermilk in the fridge- they love to have it time and again.
Heat is dehydrating and kids lose their salts from outdoor play. A glass of Glucon D, nimbu paani, jal jeera, or aam panna is a welcome treat when they come back home.Last but not the least, we place a lot of focus on being happy and having fun...summer or winter, this is our family remedy for any and everything!
Was this blog helpful for you? We’d love for you to tell us about any hacks you use to keep your child cool and rash-free this summer! Tell us in the comments below.