Swiss Army Moms: Summer Illnesses That You Need To Be Ready For

Keeping kids safer in summer; protecting against common illnesses

This woman wants to keep her child safe against summertime issues, such as sunstroke. Image via Pexels.

The word mom is synonymous with the word superhero, and for good reason too. Moms are like Swiss Army knives in the sense that they have to be ready for everything; they have to constantly adapt to meet their kid’s different needs and know exactly how to be there for them no matter what the reasons. That’s why it is so important that moms know what the most common illnesses are so that they can watch out for them and deal with without any panic at all.

It’s summer. Moms want their kids to be outside because it is a great way to inspire their imaginations. They want our kids be outside playing and want them to be as happy and healthy as possible so that they can laugh and play right the way through. So, to help you with this, here is a list of illnesses to look out for and how you can avoid them.

Prevent swimmer's ear with ear plugs

Your children may get swimmer’s ear. Learn how to react if it happens. Pexels image.

1. Annoying Swimmer’s Ear

This is when water gets trapped in the ear canal, making it a moist environment that bacteria just loves. As you’ve no doubt guessed, this is most likely to happen when your kid is playing in  water. Most of the time it is just annoying but it can become painful.

If your kid is suffering with it, then some over the counter antiseptic ear drops will do the trick. If you want to prevent it, however, then I recommend some ear plugs. Yup, it is that simple.

2. Horrendous Sunstroke

If you’ve ever had sunstroke then you’ll know just how horrible it is. What happens is your body temperature skyrockets as a result of being in the sun for too long, especially if you’re a kid that doesn’t know how to stop running.

Unfortunately, sunstroke can be really serious. We’re talking about a trip to the emergency room. Of course, this can be avoided by keeping your kid shaded during the hottest parts of the day. Another thing you absolutely have to do is keep them hydrated with loads and loads of water.

Treat head lice as a mom right away

The warm summer months are when head lice is more likely to occur. Pexels photo.

3. Yukky Head Lice

Yup, this is a common occurrence during the warm summer months because lice love warm and moist environments. So much so that about 10 million kids get head lice every year in America alone.

The reason this number is so high is that these lice love to move about, especially through head-to-head contact, which you can find out all about on If you do find head lice in your child’s hair, then treat it right away and then check everyone else in your family because these things get about. You’re also going to have a pretty big washing pile to go through too.

4. Itchy Eczema

Even those that don’t typically have eczema can start to suffer with it in the summer months, which is due to the additional sun exposure and chlorine, all of which can trigger dry and irritating skin. Another huge factor in this is sweat.

If your child does start to suffer from this, try wiping their skin down with a wet wipe or wet towel just to get rid of the sweat. Cream may be your best bet, however. For a full list of things you can do, visit, but one of the easiest preventative steps you can take is to dress them in nice and airy clothes when it is hot so that their skin can breathe.


Creativity in Art and ~ The WOMAN

This is a beautiful tribute to women from Sue Dreamwalker. I’m closing comments here so that you may share your support on Sue’s blog. From the poem to the artwork, her tribute is masterful ♥

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

On one rainy afternoon  I wanted to paint, yet as reached up into the top of my cupboard for a new canvas, out popped among them was this old painting I did when I was messing about one day quite a few years ago now.  

I had never really liked the painting, and have never hung it, but I had hidden it away among my new canvas’ thinking one day I would paint over it. 

Rainbow Angel.. Some of my more abstract art I did several years ago

I looked hard at it and thought well today is the day to rework it..  And as I painted I jotted down my thoughts as different feelings raced through my mind as I altered it to become the finished new painting you see below at the bottom of this post.. 

Here are the words that came to me while painting and…

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