Published: 17th July 2019
Feeling warm? It’s not a figment of your imagination, it’s the start of a heat wave, and it’s been known to send parents into a bit of a tizzy. Before you start reaching for the factor 50 and panic buying bottled water, have a read of our guide to staying cool in the heat. Your children will thank you for it.
Gymboree and baby yoga can wait. Cancel any plans now or regret it later: this may be the only sunshine we get all year.
Protection is good, but whitewash is never a good look, even when you’re five and a half years old.
While you’re enjoying a cappuccino with the other mums in the park café, your child is making mortal enemies with the hordes of kids cluttering the sandpit.
Stick to armbands unless you want to witness your precious angel float away with the wind.
Give the no sweets before dinner rule a break, safe in the knowledge that strawberry flavour (almost certainly) counts as one of your child’s five-a-day.
This is Margate, not Miami.
Even in 25 degree heat the English countryside is no match for the Australian Outback.
Save the artisan loaf, goji berries and crudités for the dinner table. What happened to ham sarnies and cherry bakewells?
The sprinkler system can be put to better use than hydrating your peonies.
It’s unlikely your treasure is going to catch their death of cold in mid-July. Avoid racing inside at the first sight of cloud- go on, live a little.
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