Right now I put sunscreen on her religiously, always bring a bottle of water with me, and let her run through the sprinklers whenever we pass a playground. An idea I came up with today is to get her hat wet and then let her wear it. Princess A loved this and I finally got her to wear a hat for longer than 2 seconds!
We also took Freckles to the groomer for a short summer cut. Not only does he look very handsome but he seems to be happier in the hot weather.
One of my friends gave me the idea of getting a t-shirt wet, putting it in the freezer, and then putting it on after you come in from the heat. I did this for myself, Princess A, and Freckles one morning and it was a hit.
This is my first summer with a child that cares about whether or not she goes outside so I need more ideas about keeping her comfortable in the heat.
How do you keep your kids cool in hot weather?