Keeping Them Cool

Summertime is fun time, but there is nothing fun about feeling sweaty.  Yuck.  Your child is complaining that he or she is hot.  The whining is now starting to begin as well.

Here are some ways to help your child to keep cool during the summer months:

  • Dress your child in light colored clothing that is also lightweight.
  • Keep your son’s hair cut short.  You can either do the same for your girl or make sure that her hair is up and off of her neck.  A braid, a ponytail or a french twist style do will work.
  • Make sure that they are as minimally dressed as possible.  Shorts and tank tops with sandals or cool sundresses for your girl.
  • On the days that you can stay home kick back and let them run around in their bathing suits.  Set out the sprinkler, the pool, or any background water games and let them play to their hearts content.
  • Keep them inside between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest.  Otherwise, keep them in the shade when playing outdoors.
  • Let them be wet.  Let them soak down their tee shirts and stick their heads under a faucet.  It will not hurt them.
  • Take them to the beach for the day and let them run free.  They will have a ball playing in the sand and water and you will not hear any complaints about the heat.

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About Angel Lynn Diamond

I am a mom to my precious one and only, a nurse in a heartwarming adult living facility, and a freelance writer. I am "Angel" to the one who has been in my life since January of 2006 and has made a joyful difference. I am a featured contributing writer for Rich Women Sisterhood, families.com, and a writing and health advisor on Just Answer. As well, I write greeting cards, articles in health, relationships, diet, fitness, parenting, inspiration and travel. I have also written for A Distinctive Style magazine. I reside in Upstate, NY and enjoy spending time with my loved ones, writing, crafting, the outdoors, and fitness.