How To Dress Newborn During Summer.
Summer is here and we're ready to let our babies bask in the sunshine.
As we all know, babies have a hard time regulating their body temperature, which means you'll need to constantly adjust their clothing to make sure they aren't overheating or feeling too cold.
With summer upon us, it's time to say goodbye to layers and hello to breathability!
So what do newborns wear in the summer? Check out this guide for some tips on how to keep your little one cool (and comfortable) during these hot summer months!
1. Dress up natural
Going natural is best in the sunshine. Polyester, jersey, and silk won't breathe and will stick to your skin like a sticky plaster. Choose fabrics made from natural materials such as cotton and bamboo when dressing your baby for summer. Organic cotton is light yet durable, so it feels breezy on the skin but can withstand milk spills or grass stains from crawling. Bamboo is known for its breathability, ensuring your baby stays cool as their skin will be able to feel the fresh air. Of course! Parasol parents since we’re talking about natural materials, never forget to let your baby wear Parasol natural baby diapers especially when s/he is outside. Its naturally breathable, super lightweight fabrics instantly wick moisture and humidity away from the skin and keep the baby feeling fresh and airy, day and night.
2. Keep it short
To keep your baby protected and cool in the summer, dress them in short-sleeved and short-legged clothing. Let them wear diaper pants for breathability without giving up comfort and style amidst warm weather. As they are especially sensitive to sunlight, use organic sunscreen to protect them while keeping them shaded. If you want to take your little one outdoors, make sure you stay in the shade or use muslin to create a shaded area for your baby.
3. Color matters!
Make sure they're wearing light-colored clothing—white or light blue/pink are ideal. This will help reflect the heat off of your baby rather than absorb it into their skin.
4. Layering up
Layer up. Layering is the most important thing to do when you are going outside with your baby. If the weather is unpredictable, it’s always a good idea to have an extra layer for them. A long-sleeve bodysuit under some yoga pants and a t-shirt might be just the thing you need if the clouds turn dark or it starts snowing. This way, you can be certain that your baby will never get too hot or too cold.
5. Free those cute little feet
One way to keep the baby's temperature regulated is to let them go barefoot. Just like adults, babies lose heat from their heads and their feet. If your baby can't walk, you don't have to put socks or shoes on them. Open sandals will still let their toes get some air while keeping their feet safe.
6. Sling it out
If you're a sling-wearing mama, you know how much of a lifesaver they are. And we love them just as much as the next! But in the summer, slings can become exceptionally hot for you and your baby. If you choose a sling made of breathable fabric, it will help keep you cool - and your baby, too. Otherwise, take the pushchair out for the day as you can easily create a shaded area for your little one to rest in.
7. Extra Protection
The sun’s rays can be brutal, so it's best to make sure your baby is dressed for the occasion when the sun is out in full force. An infant hat with a brim provides extra protection for your child's face and head, and sunglasses will protect their eyes from harmful UV rays.
8. Sleep matters
Sleep is all about the temperature of your baby's room. If the room is above 20c, dress your baby in a short-sleeve bodysuit with a 0.5 Thermal Overall Grade (TOG) sleep sack. But if it's hotter than 25c, forgo the sleeping bag and just go with the bodysuit. If you need to know what to wear, think about what you're wearing while sleeping and add an extra layer to your little one. For your first night together, check in on their temperature and room temp and adjust accordingly! Feel the back of their neck—you can tell if they're hot or cold by touching this area of their body.
Here you go! A quick-and-easy guide on how to dress a newborn in summer. Whether you're hoping to take the baby out on the town or keep them cool at home, these tips will help your baby stay comfortable throughout the summer months. Since babies pee more during hot weather, specifically summer, you can comfortably adjust your diaper subscription (frequency, shipping) is on the tip of your fingers!