Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide | 10 Tips and Tricks
Summer is in full swing and you know what that means… longer, hotter days and warm nights. If you’re pregnant, you know that keeping your baby bump cool during Summer is a major struggle. Your growing little one acts like a built-in incubator that you can never leave behind; the sensation may have you dreaming of igloos or pools filled with ice cream. While those ideas may be unrealistic, keep reading for some practical every-day tips that will keep you just as cool.
When your bump grows, your skin stretches and becomes more dry. Summer heat and sun make the problem worse, sapping your skin of needed moisture. Try a moisturizer to keep skin soft; the one below is top rated on Amazon.
Burt’s Bees Mama Bee | Amazon
Get in the pool!
Nothing beats Summer heat like a refreshing dip in the pool. This floaty is the perfect fit for your baby bump, literally! You can even try laying it on the living room floor to allow for sleeping on your tummy.
Holo - The Inflatable Maternity Pillow Raft | Amazon
In summer, there is nothing better. Knock out morning sickness and heatstroke with this yummy lemon and ginger edition.
The Harvest Kitchen | Recipe
Try Pregnancy Meditation!
Experts agree that a stress-free pregnancy is a healthier pregnancy. Take some time to practice prenatal meditation and yoga in a cool room in the house this Summer to knock out stress and cool down. You can even involve baby-to-be; let them listen to your playlist with BellyBuds speakers!
Photo | Elyse from Awaken Your Soul
Break out the mock-tails!
Oh how we’ve missed you, Margarita. Try these special recipes for the same refreshing flavor that will keep you cool.
Grab a few recipes on Buzzfeed here
Fan + Water Drops.
The perfect invention. This one is a no brainer.
Portable Water Misting | Latestbuy.com
Air mattress & Body Pillow.
Pro-tip: Move your mattress (or set up an air mattress) downstairs where the air is cooler. Snuggle up with your favorite body pillow (the Snoogle is an amazon Best Seller) , and you are in for a good night’s sleep!
Snoogle Body Pillow | Amazon Intex Air Mattress | Amazon
Use a Cold Pack.
Place a cold pack on your neck or forehead for an instant cool down. Don’t spend the extra money to purchase one, learn how to make your own in the tutorial below!
Hot/ Cold Pack Tutorial | Sewbon
Drink Drink Drink! If consistently drinking water is getting too repetitive for you, try this Infuser Water Bottle to add yummy flavor!
Infuser Water Bottle | Amazon
If you can’t make it out to the pool, a relaxing bath is a close second. Fill the tub with lukewarm water, put out the candles and grab your favorite book. Take it to the next level: learn how to make your own bath salt in the tutorial below!
Bath Salt Tutorial | Town and Country Living
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