The brightest and warmest season is here and the whole family is ready to head outdoors and have some fun. But wait—is your baby summer-ready? The hot and humid weather can make your little one feel fussy and uncomfortable so it’s important to keep a few things in mind to keep them cool and hydrated when you’re out.
Keep them hydrated
Babies need to be hydrated as much as adults. In fact, they utilize more fluid than adults as they have higher metabolic rate and water content. You can tell how hydrated they are by the amount of wet diapers they have.
If your baby is under six months, nurse them more frequently or give them extra formula when the weather is warm. Make sure water is purified when using formula and keep a spare water bottle handy. Avoid sweet drinks or cola as this can damage baby's emerging teeth.
If you’re out and about, prepare and pump milk ahead of time and have your trusted Chicco feeding bottles cleaned and ready for your baby to use.
Shield them from harsh UV rays
A little warmth is always good, but the summer sun can be harmful, especially on your baby’s delicate skin.
Babies under six months should stay out of direct sunlight. For moments that your baby is out in broad daylight, apply a minimal amount of baby-safe sun protection such as the Mustela Very High Protection Sun Spray.
If they’re older than six months, you can apply sunscreen more liberally and frequently.
Freshen them up
Babies feel sticky and sweaty with the summer heat just like grown ups. Start their day with a bath that freshens them up.
Gentle cleansing gels from Mustela will make bath time safe and fun without tears for your little bundle of joy. Meanwhile, your baby will smell good and clean when you apply the hypoallergenic and alcohol-free Mustela Agua de Colonia.
A touch of Mustela Skin Freshener will not only perfume their skin but you can also style their hair without damaging it.