Coping with prickly heat
How we cope with heat rash
Every year I look forward to and dread the hot summer weather in equal measures. Why do I look forward to it? I love feeling warm. I love the freedom of sliding my feet into sandals and I love not having to put on so many layers of clothing that I find hard to move. Why do I dread it? My beloved youngest son suffers from prickly heat rash. It makes him miserable, it makes him cry, and it makes him so uncomfortable.
As a Mommy I want to take away the constant itching. I want to take away his discomfort and I want him to feel the freedom of being able to run about mad without knowing that when he stops the itching will be there to irriate him. He was also getting to the age of being aware that his skin was looking raised and sore.
We obviously kept him hydrated making sure he drunk lots of water and as I have tried most of the skin lotions on the market with varied success I could feel myself getting very stressed.
Last year I tried Banana Boat Kids Powder Dri SPF30. He loved it going on, no complaints there, in fact he's off to school camp in a couple of weeks and has asked me to buy Banana Boat for him again. Partial success, YEH. It was fine on his arms/legs/face but he wasn't happy putting it on under his clothing. It didn't seem to stop the prickly heat on his trunk.
My thought was if Banana Boat can work once, surely it can work again. I sought out Banana Boat Aloe Gel. Would this work? Yes it did. When I applied it under his clothing it seemed to stop the development of prickly heat. Unfortunately I only discovered Banana Boat Aloe Gel on the second week of our vacation, but I can honestly say it changed my little boys holiday. Another great tip I discovered was to keep it in the fridge. If dear son was especially hot it cooled him down very quickly. He didn't always like it being rubbed in when it was so cold, but he did appreciate the fact that he wasn't going to suffer.
I also used magicool plus. Not sure if this worked but dear husband appreciated the cooling side of things when he over-heated. Great for spraying into the car when you put the AC on. If you get really hot spray it on the back of your neck or the back of your knees.
This might not work for everyone but I was over the moon with joy that it worked for my family. Smiley faces all around.
Banana Boat Kids Powder Dri
Kids Powder Dri. This is available of course from Amazon. I can personally recommend this one it did work for our kids. And they liked it!
Smaller bottle than the 16 ounce bottle. Easier for taking on holiday as an after sun lotion.
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Good examples of what else is available. Do have a look.
Spray Magicool onto the back of you knees or the back of your neck and it will help you to cool down quicker.