Keeping your kids safe in summer is the number 1 thing you must think about right now. Regardless of being through some circumstances that might have affected your summer experience in the past or being a good caring mother, taking precautions is the best thing to do now.
We all love summer, the heat, the sun, the food and the activities we can make, However, summer can give us some burning experiences which we are trying to avoid now. We all want to enjoy summer and want our kids to enjoy it too.
- 1 Tips to keep your kids safe in summer:
- 1.1 Keep a bottle of water with each one all the time:
- 1.2 The type of tan you use should be safe:
- 1.3 Encourage them to eat a lot of fruits that contain water:
- 1.4 Let them keep the head caps or bandana:
- 1.5 Shower them with sanitizing body wash:
- 1.6 Provide hats with air humidifier if possible:
- 1.7 Buy open shoes or sandals if possible:
- 1.8 Keep sunburn cream around all the time:
- 1.9 Don’t underestimate the power of lip balm:
- 1.10 The moisturizer is your friend:
- 1.11 Keep insect repellent around:
- 1.12 Give them frozen fruits instead of ice cream:
- 1.13 Keep their hair up all the time:
- 2 If you skipped to the end, here’s a summary:
Tips to keep your kids safe in summer:
Keep a bottle of water with each one all the time:
Kids tend to forget to drink water often, so one of the important rules that you should set is that they carry a bottle of water around all the time. There are some waist bags which have pockets to put the water bottles in. Also, you can get them the bottles with the center that can be frozen to keep the water cold as long as possible.
The type of tan you use should be safe:
Girls nowadays LOVE TANNING but not all types are safe. The difference between the different types of tan is the elements that encourage the skin to tan. Some tanning products let the skin absorb A Lot of sun rays, which includes the harmful ones. Make sure the products you get for your kids/daughters are safe.
Encourage them to eat a lot of fruits that contain water:
Fruits in general are healthy and awesome in summer or even all year long, however, encouraging the kids to eat more fruits that contain more water is essential to keep them healthy and hydrated. These fruits can be something like melons, watermelons, peaches…etc
Tip: use the shapes cutters or tiny ice-cream scoop to make the fruits appealing to encourage your kids to eat them.
Let them keep the head caps or bandana:
The heat of the sun can be harmful on the kids’ heads, and many times can cause headaches or scalp burns. In addition to that, hair itself heats too fast that can affect the head too. Encourage your kids to wear hats or bandanas to prevent the heat of the sun from burning their heads.
Shower them with sanitizing body wash:
With summer around and the sweating 24/7 being your kids’ company, showering them with sanitizing body wash is the best option to keep the germs and bacteria away. It might sound silly, but believe me it is significantly better than the scented body wash that doesn’t protect the skin as much as the sanitizing body wash.
Provide hats with air humidifier if possible:
There are some cheap hats that include humidifiers. These hats can cool down the air around their heads when they play outdoors or ride bicycles. Check any of these out because they are worth it and make a huge difference.
Buy open shoes or sandals if possible:
The sneakers and sports shoes are comfortable, I get it, but with the hot summer the feet need to breathe and that’s why open shoes or sandals can make a difference.
Keep sunburn cream around all the time:
Sun burns are our companions every summer, and that way of keeping sunburn cream around is a must. Find some brands with natural ingredients “I use one with sesame paste” and keep it around.
Don’t underestimate the power of lip balm:
I know we discussed the importance of being hydrated, but If you can use lip balms or Vaseline to hydrate the lips, then do it. Dry lips hurt and often break a bit and start bleeding.
The moisturizer is your friend:
Staying hydrated from the inside is a must, but also moisturizing your body from the outside is essential in summer. Kids love to run and play, which makes them lose a lot of liquids and that’s why you need a moisturizer to keep their skin hydrated and prevent dry skin or itchiness.
Keep insect repellent around:
Bugs and insects become more active in summer, and that’s why keeping an insect repellent is handy. Make sure that you keep a cream/lotion around to clean and ease any bug sting.
You can use bandages if needed and ice bags when it hurts or itch.
Give them frozen fruits instead of ice cream:
Keeping the body temperature down in summer can happen in many ways, including eating ice-cream. However, eating a lot of ice-cream will make them intake a lot of artificial sweeteners and sugar.
Use this opportunity to freeze mashed fruits or organic yogurt to encourage them to eat healthy things rather than sugary food. Good trick for mom right? “High five”
Keep their hair up all the time:
Having daughters can be a bit painful when it comes to asking them to keep their hair up. You might think now “why would that be important in summer?” remember when I said the hair heats up fast? And it touches the back of the neck which makes the girls itch the neck often, and that might result in harsh skin or allergy. Besides, the hair can get dirt and bacteria fast which will touch the itched skin and make it allergic. It’s not a theory, I’ve seen it on my daughters and nieces, so keeping their hair up helps a lot.
And this is how you can keep your kids safe in summer and healthy. You don’t have to worry about their health and you can always do simple tweaks to keep them safe.
If you skipped to the end, here’s a summary:
Keeping kids healthy in summer doesn’t have to be difficult and these are my 13 tips:
Keep a bottle of water with each one all the time
The type of tan you use should be safe
Encourage them to eat a lot of fruits that contain water
Let them keep the head caps or bandana
Shower them with sanitizing body wash
Provide hats with air humidifier if possible
Buy open shoes or sandals if possible
Keep sunburn cream around all the time
Don’t underestimate the power of lip balm
The moisturizer is your friend
Keep insect repellent around
Give them frozen fruits instead of ice cream
Keep their hair up all the time