Keep your little ones comfortable and relaxed during hot summer days or when dealing with fever with these DIY Cooling Neck Wraps.
Welcome to our DIY tutorial on creating a refreshing and soothing cooling neck wrap for kids and babies! (Honestly, this is more like a hack than a DIY project.)
As parents, we know how important it is to keep our little ones comfortable and safe, especially during hot summer days or when dealing with fever.
This simple and cost-effective project will guide you through the steps to craft a wonderful cooling neck wrap that provides much-needed relief in warm weather or whenever your child needs a comforting touch.
With just a few readily available materials and a pinch of creativity, you’ll be able to make a practical accessory that will keep your little adventurers cool, calm, and content.
Gwen gets hot super easily living here in Houston. And we knew a trip to Scottsdale mid-summer would really do her in if she didn’t have something cooling her down.
Don’t even get us started about the car seat situation when she’s hot. The screaming is NEXT LEVEL impressive. (We bought the Noggle for that).
These cute cool neck wraps solve the problem of beating the heat even if we only stay in the shade, but baby sunglasses help too.
While this would typically be just as simple as buying pre-made neckerchiefs online for most people, it’s a well-known no-no for babies to have this around their neck that tie because of choking and breathing hazards.
So we added snaps to pre-made cooling scarves…
Let’s get started on this fun and rewarding journey to crafting your very own cooling neck wrap for your precious ones!
Materials Needed to Make a DIY Cool Neck Wrap for Kids
Cooling scarves — We originally purchased these and these. It is important to note that the cooling beads in the scarves are only sewn into the back portion of the collar. So if baby nibbles on the ends of the scarf there won’t be anything unsafe about it.
How to Make a DIY Cooling Neck Wrap
All we did to make them baby safe and kid-friendly is apply the snaps.
Add one closure to each side of the scarf. And then, make a knot on the scarf where each closure is so that when they snap together the scarf looks tied.
To make these for adults, you’ll need to size up about 5 inches for extra room.
And needless to say, trying to wrangle all of these cuties for a photo was QUITE the feat! Such good memories, haha! I’ll be sharing more from our Scottsdale Andaz trip soon!
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