Sundown in the tropics means preparing baby for hot nights, cool air con and stopping the mozzies in their tracks.
- Mosquito repellents containing DEET are a no-no on baby’s skin but you can put it on the pram if you’re heading out at night. Use a roll-on and apply it to the edges where insects might sneak in.
- A sleeveless sleeping bag will keep baby warm enough in air conditioning without the need for extra sheets or blankets. It’ll also help him feel secure. A lightweight muslin bag with a low tog rating is perfect over a short-sleeved body suit. http://babyonholiday.com.au/shop/products/muslin-sleeping-bag/
- Organic mosquito sprays such as Babies Only Don’t Bug Me offer extra protection on exposed arms and cheeks. http://babyonholiday.com.au/shop/products/don%E2%80%99t-bug-me-insect-repellent/
- Some babies react badly to bites; others may not even seem to notice they have been bitten. If bites become red and itchy, try an organic balm such as Babies Only Kiss It Better Balm for on-the-spot soothing. http://babyonholiday.com.au/shop/products/kiss-it-better-balm/
- It’s worth checking what the curtains are like when booking your accommodation. Heavy drapes or blinds will make for a better night’s sleep and a later start in the mornings.