In summer it is very important to protect children from the sun and heat, one of the measures is to choose the right clothing.
Now that summer is approaching, the last thing we want is to be hot. As adults, we are aware of what clothes we should wear and what we have left over when we are on the street. But babies and children trust us to dress and decide what clothes are better or worse depending on the temperature outside.
Summer days bring warmth, sunshine, and plenty of opportunities to play. For this reason, it is necessary to make sure that your little one has comfortable clothing that also protects him and does not give him too much heat. Today I want to give you some tips so that you know how to dress your baby or your children in summer so that they do not get hot and that they are also comfortable.
1. CHOOSE COTTON CLOTHES
On summer days and any other hot day, your children are at risk of overheating. To help keep your child cool, choose clothing that is loose fitting and made of 100% cotton. Lightweight cotton allows air to reach the body and sweat to evaporate, thus preventing skin irritation. The skin stays much cooler with cotton clothing.
2. DON’T OVERDO IT BY PUTTING CLOTHES ON IT
When it is hot it is not necessary for your baby or child to put underwear under their clothes, when it is hot the layers are unnecessary. Shorts and a short cotton T-shirt are ideal for boys. As for girls, you can opt for a simple sleeveless knitted dress so that they are cool, or also cotton trousers and a t-shirt. Young children can dress more causally and cool with shorts and short-sleeved polo shirts or knitted tops.
3. WITH LITTLE OR NO CLOTHES AT HOME
Most children love to feel free and one way to achieve this is to put all their clothes aside and enjoy their body as their mother brought them into the world. In the hot season it is a time where you can allow yourself the luxury of letting them wear underpants -the boys- and panties -the girls- and shoes at home. If you have a shady garden – and free from other people’s gazes – and it’s hot, you can also let them enjoy the games without clothes.
4. WEAR CLOTHES TO PROTECT FROM THE SUN
Children, like adults, must be protected from the sun, for this they will need clothing that protects them. In this sense, when your little one spends extra hours in the sun, they cannot miss good sunglasses to protect their little eyes, a sun cap, a suitable T-shirt so that the sun’s rays do not pass through, etc.
5. GOOD SUNGLASSES
It is never too early for children to wear children’s sunglasses. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun’s rays, as long as you wear glasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays .
If your child has trouble keeping the glasses on, you can add a small elastic band so they don’t fall off. In addition, you should be a good example to follow and wear sunglasses when you are outdoors, in this way your child will see in you the importance of wearing them. Another thing that you should not forget about children’s sunglasses, is that as with adults, you should buy them from an optician and that they are of good quality, your little one’s eyes deserve it.
6. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FOOTWEAR
You should think very well about the type of footwear that you will put on your child’s feet. Your young child is a born explorer and needs to move, so they should be comfortable, have a breathable material and of course they should not be closed at all. The ideal are shoes with a closed toe and closed heel, but with grooves so that the air and the foot can go without socks. A waterproof, single-fabric, quick-drying sandal with flexibility of movement is ideal.
7. ON THE BEACH OR IN THE POOL
When you are around the water, the sun’s rays are much more intense and therefore, it is necessary to keep your child’s skin covered whenever they are at the beach or in the pool . To do this, the ideal is to wear a bathing suit that covers the torso and arms. There are these types of garments that dry quickly and are also available for full coverage. If you think it’s too much, then apply sunscreen frequently and wear a T-shirt and hat at all times.
For the little ones there are also water diapers that can get wet and avoid mishaps at the same time.
8. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HAT
Hats or caps are a great tool to protect your little one’s face from the sun’s harmful rays, but they’re also great for covering the scalp, neck, and ears. Ideally, when you choose a hat or cap for your baby or child , it should have a strap so that it does not escape the little one. Before buying the cap or hat it is necessary that you try it on to check that it suits you and that, above all, it is comfortable.
9. DON’T LACK SUN PROTECTION
Last but not least, you cannot miss sun protection in the summer for your children and for the whole family. It’s not easy to put sunscreen on a young child, but you should. Today there are fun and easy sprays to apply protective creams to children.
It is necessary to prevent your child’s delicate skin from burning, which could increase the chances of developing skin cancer in the future. Sunscreens create a protective barrier between the sun’s rays and the skin. Be generous with adding protection to your child, although experts recommend a small amount on the face. It needs to be applied frequently for it to really take effect.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.