Forget ice blocks - THIS is how kids in China are keeping cool

Everyone knows a wedge of watermelon served straight out of the fridge is the ultimate way to fend off the heat - but parents in China have reportedly taken the fruit's refreshing powers one step further this summer...

Yes. That image you see above is of a child in a custom-made watermelon suit.

Could this be the solution to keeping the kids cool when December rolls around?

Inspired by the cuteness of it all, other parents around the country have developed their own variations.

However, before you rush out to buy a melon and a carving knife, keep in mind there is a downside to this delicious trend.

According to Kotaku, dermatologists have warned that wearing a watermelon rind, no matter how stylish, can irritate young skin after long periods.

The moistness of the fruit can also promote bacteria growth and subsequent infections.

So, now we've got that important health warning out of the way, the question remains:

Will you be fashioning watermelon outfits for your kid this summer? If not - what's the most creative outfit you've put together for your kid?


Photos from Sina Weibo