Summer has finally arrived and everyone heads for the sun but it is important to remember that babies cannot tolerate the sun like adults.
Babies fair skin is prone to sunburn and they are also susceptible to dehydration and heatstroke.
Bunny Bumpkin has put together these tips on keeping your baby safe and cool in the summer and we have some product ideas to make it easy for you.
- Avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm when it is at its hottest.
- Use a very high factor sunscreen (e.g. factor 50) even if your baby is in the shade.Apply the sun cream regularly especially if they are using a paddling pool.
- Put a sun hat on your baby. Bunny Bumpkin sell a range of summer dresses with matching sun hats like this purple & pink posy and polka dot dress/sun hat set
Alternatively your baby can go for the hip look with this baby bandana available in four different colours.
- Give them more water than usual. Cooled boiled water is best for young babies. Fruit Juice Ice lollies are great for quenching an older babys’ thirst. If your baby is on solids fruit is another agreat way of getting them to have more fluid.
- A cool bath before bed time will make for a more comfortable night.
- Keep the bedroom cool by closing the curtains in the day and using a fan during hot nights.
- Keep bedclothes and nightwear to a minimum. Don’t let them get too cold though as temperature can drop in the night. A baby sleeping bag is handy for baby’s who like to kick the covers off. If it is a hot night though just put them in their nappy only and then put them in the sleeping bag.
We recently reported on a charity ice hockey match taking place between the Cardiff Eagles & Cardiff Bay Lightning. We are pleased to report that the match raised over five thousand pounds for Marie Cure Cancer Care.
The match which included Max Birbraer, Ben Davies and Chris Blight from Elite League team the Cardiff Devils was won 6-5 by the Cardiff Bay Lightning.
Several hundred fans watched a very competitive and exciting match and dug deep making donations and buying raffle tickets to win a signed Mac Faulkner Hockey Shirt.
Each of the players also had to raise money in order to play and Bunny Bumpkin sponsored our Sales Director to play in defence for the Cardiff Eagles.
Bunny Bumpkins Martin Burridge playing for the Cardiff Eagles
This is the second match of this kind and Bunny Bumpkin look forward to sponsoring a similar event next year.
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Two recreational ice hockey teams will take to the ice this weekend to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Cardiff Bay Lightning and Cardiff Eagles play each other for the second year running to raise money for charity. The last time these two teams played each other in 2012, they raised £3000 for childrens cancer charity Clic Sargent
It is not just the recreational teams that are getting involved though. Both sides will be guesting a couple of players from Cardiffs’ professional team, the Cardiff Devils, who play in the Elite League.
There will be childrens’ entertainment in the break and a raffle to win a hockey shirt signed by Devils star forward Mac Faulkner.
Planet Ice who run Cardiff Ice Arena have donated the ice time and many friends, families and local businesses have already contributed.
Bunny Bumpkin Maternity, Nursing and Baby are sponsoring their Sales & Marketing director Martin Burridge who will be playing for the Cardiff Eagles.
Bunny Bumpkin wishes both teams the best of luck and hopes the event is a great success for all involved.
The match faces off at 7pm on Sunday May 5th at Cardiff Ice Arena in Cardiff Bay. Entrance is free though a donation to the Marie Curie Cancer Care will be appreciated.
Anybody wishing to make a donation to Marie Curie Curie Cancer Care can do so at the events justgiving page https://www.justgiving.com/CardiffEagles.