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Summer wear: How to Keep Your Child Cool and Rash Free

Sumitra Gopal
1 to 3 years

Created by Sumitra Gopal
Updated on Jun 16, 2017

Summer wear How to Keep Your Child Cool and Rash Free

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.

Diaper decisions

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.

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| Jun 17, 2017

my baby has constipation prblm... plz help me.. she is 3 yrs old

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| Jun 16, 2017

thank you for the wonderful information . Really cloths and food play an important role during summers.

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| May 25, 2017

Thank u for such an informative blog.

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| May 24, 2017

Very informative... Thankyou for sharing

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| May 24, 2017

Hi veronica. You can buy mamaearth rash cream from amazon,nykaa,purplle,flipkart. They are easily available on all portals.

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| May 24, 2017

thks for Information. is useful for me.

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| May 24, 2017

where from we can get this mamaearth diapers rash cream

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| May 24, 2017

can u explain me what is potty training,?? How it will give to a child,?? please.. ??

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| May 24, 2017

If your baby suffers from diaper rash do try mamaearth diaper rash cream .Its made up of all natural ingridients and hypoallergic. Apply it twice on the affected area. its really effective.

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| May 24, 2017

Helpful idears... tnx alot!!

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| May 24, 2017

thanks for important information

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| May 24, 2017

very helpful info thank you

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| May 24, 2017

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| May 24, 2017

very useful info.... thanks 4 sharing

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| May 24, 2017

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| May 23, 2017

The blog is so well written and has a flow that makes the reader read from the top to the bottom and then wish why did it end. If you know what I mean. Thanks for sharing such important issue in such a light-hearted fashion. :) Keep writing.

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| May 23, 2017

Hey Sumitra, thanks for sharing a blog on the topical issue. It does make for a for a good read.

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| May 23, 2017

Hi Sumitra, this is an interesting blog. I ensure that my children wear pure cotton clothes and take bath twice, a dip in the pool, and drinking natural coolers like coconut water, lassi and good old nimbu paani.

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