You can not have failed to notice how warm the UK has been in the past few weeks. As a person who doesn’t mind the heat this has not actually been bothering me too much, however, when you have a little person like Jess heat can become a problem. Living in the UK we are not used to having to protect them from such high temperatures unless we take them away abroad. I am going to share with you what I have been using to keep Jess cool and our summer essentials.
The first item which Jess has been using is a hat because she now does have a head full of fine hair which is getting thicker it would be easy for her to get her head burnt. This is not something which we want to have to deal with and because she is a little bit pale skinned she could burn fast. She has a number of hats one which says at nursery for when she goes out and plays there and then she has a couple at home which both are paw patrol because we can not get her to keep them on without having to involve them pups. Secretly I will do anything for a quiet life I didn’t actually purchase her them both sets of grandparents did I know one is from Morrisons and I am unsure where the other hat was from.
Making sure Jess does not burn means that I have had to apply sun cream to her. I have found that the rollerball applicators are the best when you have a small child who wants to be outside as soon as they can. I love this because you can see where you have applied the cream and where isn’t protected from the sun. The one which we have is the Nivea roll on however I know Superdrug do one from Solait because this is the ones which we have taken to nursery both are as good as each other. I would recommend this should you need to purchase some suncream this summer.
Another item which I would recommend is Clark’s Doodles which are canvas shoes which can be washed which are amazing. In the summer you do not want to have to wear socks so your feet end up sweating which is not nice so been able to wash them is amazing because then they do not smell. It also means that you can et them wet so should you want to go to the beach and run to the sea you do not have to worry about them drying horrible I am sure that this is something which Jess is going to end up doing at some stage this summer. She has become really obsessed with water recently they are amazing for nursery as well because you do not have to worry about them become ruined.
Wet wipes are something which I wouldn’t be without with a number of ice creams and finger foods which Jess has over the summer months. They come in so handy to wipe her face or her hands because she is not really into washing her hands that much yet, however, I have got some amazing antibacterial hand wash which smells like strawberries. This is another essential for me because when you are going to places such as the park and they may not be a lot of running water it allows you to kill germs. Meaning Jess may get less ill which is always something I want.
I would also recommend getting some outdoor toys since Jess has had her scutterbug and her rocking horse she always wants to be outdoors. I have found that if she has items which are designed for play outdoors it gives her a change from there normal toys. I have even purchased a bubble machine because another thing which Jess is obsessed with is bubbles. It all started with her playing with them in the bath.
The final item which I would say was essential for the summer is a twin bag Jess is currently the age where she wants to walk everywhere. However, she doesn’t always want to hold your hand all the time but if she has the bag on it means that you have control so that they do not run into the road or run away from you however the child does have some freedom. We have a couple of the rein bags and I could not be without them now we have one which lives at our house and another one which Daddy usually has in his car when he is home.
I will be doing a review a full review scuttlebug, rein bags in the future so keep your eyes open for that.
What are your summer essentials?