How to Dress Your Newborn for Summer
What do newborns wear in the summer season?
If you’re a new parent, it’s understandable that you’re confused about how to dress your baby appropriately for the weather. But you should know that planning summer outfits for your baby is actually quite easy. All you need to do is follow your gut and make sure your baby is comfortable in what they’re wearing.
If you’re hot, then chances are your baby is hot too and you may need to think about reducing their layers and making necessary adjustments to their wardrobe. Some ways you can tell your baby is too hot is if they’re crying too much or their skin is hot to the touch. They may even look flushed and start sweating.
Let’s take a look at some tips that will help you prepare for the summer and make sure your baby stays cool and comfortable in all their outfits.
⦁ Choose Lighter Fabrics
On days when it’s quite warm outside, you need to choose lighter fabrics that are breathable to make sure your baby doesn’t get too hot and their body can breathe. At night, your newborn may need another layer to stay cosy and have a good night’s sleep.
Some options you can consider are sleeveless bodysuits, shorts and open-toe shoes. It’s also advisable to opt for loose-fitting clothes that are airy and light.
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⦁ Keep Them Shielded from the Sun
You need to keep your newborn shielded from the sun. If you’re outside, try to look for a shaded area or use a sun hat to protect your little one’s head from sun exposure. It’s also necessary to spend as little time in the heat as possible or your baby could get seriously dehydrated, especially during the day when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
⦁ There’s No Need for Accessories
You may feel the need to match your baby’s summer outfits with accessories, such as bows and headbands. But sometimes, in our effort to make our baby look cute, we forget to prioritise their comfort.
If it’s quite hot outside, it’s better to stay away from additional accessories to keep your baby comfortable.
⦁ To Swaddle or Not to Swaddle
Babies like being swaddled when they’re sleeping, even if it’s hot. On a particularly hot day when you don’t feel like wrapping your baby up, it’s better to strip them down to just a diaper and use a cotton wrap or light muslin to swaddle him. Keep their head uncovered and make sure there’s enough wiggle room for them to self-cool.
Dressing your baby for summer is all about choosing lighter and breathable fabrics and keeping your baby’s comfort as your topmost priority.
If your baby has turned red and looks sweaty, then chances are they may be too warm and you need to remove some layers right away so they can cool down quicker. You need to pay close attention to the signs or they can get seriously overheated.
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