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The Mid-Atlantic Mom’s Favorite Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer Heat Sucks

Some might not realize, but the Mid-Atlantic region can get pretty hot during the summer. While in past years our humidity wasn’t that high it has been on the rise along with the heat. Staying cool during the summer while you have kids is a must! Here are some tips from us, the Mid-Atlantic Mom’s, on our favorite ways to beat the summer heat. (Plus we have an awesome giveaway. Keep reading to find out how you can enter.)

How to beat the summer heat

Mid-Atlantic Mom – Rachel

While I am not really a hot weather kind of individual it seems like where I live it keeps getting hotter every summer. Haha! Usually, we cool off in our own pool, but this year that wasn’t an option. Before school let out we would get out of the heat by going to the local library, but with school out for the summer, the Library has been pretty busy. Haha! So, we have been trying to beat the summer heat by going to the water park.

Like Mid-Atlantic mom Kristi, we love to go to Duke’s Lagoon at Dutch Wonderland and to keep cool while walking around the park in the heat we LOVE to pack our rechargeable stroller fan and cooling towels. These two items have been a lifesaver on many occasions. They are great for any indoor/outdoor occasion where it will be hot. Our stroller fan can rotate to cool whoever is in the stroller, or the person pushing the stroller. The cooling towels can be used for hours once wet. Above all when out and about in the heat stay hydrated. Lots of water!

Dukes Lagoon Dutch Wonderland
Part of Dukes Lagoon Dutch Wonderland

Mid-Atlantic Mom – Kristi

Our family has become huge fans of beating the heat at water parks.  At 4 and 7, both of my boys love splashing, swimming, and sliding their ways to summer fun.  Many theme parks now have water parks as part of their attractions. It means one extra bag to pack of swimming clothes, but those water play areas can be really refreshing on a summer day!  One of our favorite spots at a theme park is Duke’s Lagoon at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA. All of the attractions are perfectly sized for little ones to enjoy so no worries about bringing floaties or dangerous water depths for parents!  If it’s too hot to even go outside, a stay at an indoor water park resort-like Great Wolf Lodge might be just the ticket! If you’re looking for us, we’ll be racing down the water slides!

Mid-Atlantic Mom – Kristen

My favorite ways to beat the heat? I like taking my girls to the local pool club/splash pad, beach or water park! I also enjoy cool treats like ice cream or frozen yogurt while strolling on the boardwalk, (and an iced adult-beverage when we’re at a BBQ!) On super hot days nothing beats the cool, air-conditioned rooms of a children’s museum! Loads of energy can be burned without anyone getting sunburned! 


The Mid-Atlantic Mom’s would love to help one family cool off this summer so we are giving away a family 4 pack of tickets to Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, MD!

How to enter

Head over to our Instagram page @midatlanticmoms and watch the IGTV video for all the details.

Like the video and comment “I want to go to Port Discovery!”

Tag friends for bonus entries

Must be following all of our accounts to be eligible to win – @midatlanticmoms, @genymama, @dsnyrunrgrl, and @prettyinbabyfood

Entry period closes on Sunday, July 7th at 9 PM and a winner will be announced shortly after!

How does your family beat the heat? Let me know in the comments!

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