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Lil Community: Tips For Keeping Baby Cool This Summer

Parenthood is hot! Frankle is asking our readers for some tips for beating the Summer heat in The Mommy Club group.

I have a 9 month old baby, and we live in Barcelona. It's getting pretty hot here and she's not dealing with it too well. I give her water every 30 minutes, give her sponge baths, keep some moisturizer in the fridge which I massage [on] her. I was wondering if anyone else had some tips on how to keep baby cool?

When we are outside, I keep her in the shade with a hat on, SPF 50 sunscreen and lots of water.

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Sneaky baby! You could always drop some ice-chips in her diaper! I just tried frozen fruit, it worked great for both my 4 year old and me.
Frankle Frankle 6 years
Haha Betty, I tried that and she just stole it of me and ripped it up! Shes naughty!!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Fold up a piece of paper accordion-style and fan her with it. It might make your arm tired but it keeps baby nice and cool!
Frankle Frankle 6 years
Ahh that sounds so fun! We thought about buying one, but then decided against it because we have a cat and she loves scratching stuff!
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
If you have room, and time for it - one of those small pools in the shade is really awesome. They do look kind of tacky, but if you don't have an inground, they are really worth it. My daughter was 6-9 months for summer and we had an absolute BLAST in the pool. Just hanging out, relaxing and beating the heat. We would be doing it this summer, but my son is too young.
Frankle Frankle 6 years
Thanks for the advice, yes shes on solids so I will try some cold fruit. Thanks! :)
Frankle Frankle 6 years
Gahh! I get paranoid if Summers more than 5 minutes in full sun! Shes inherited my pale skin.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
I saw a woman at the beach last week - it was 105*F in Ocean City - with her baby laid out on a beach blanket in the sun. Yikes.
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