How Should I Dress My Newborn in the Summer?

Tuesday, 3 August 2021  |  The Baby Hamper Company

How Should I Dress My Newborn in the Summer?


What should a baby wear in summer? This is one of the most common questions asked by parents, but it has many different answers depending on the season. Some say that babies must be dressed in summer attire all year round to avoid overheating, while others argue that summer clothes are not necessary because they are too hot. In this blog post, we will discuss different options for dressing your baby and give you some helpful tips for choosing what's right for them.

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Protect from the sun

Summer is a season when many people choose to go on vacation and spend time outdoors. Unfortunately, in summer, the temperatures can be unbearable at times, so it's important to dress your baby appropriately. This article provides some guidelines for dressing babies in summer and what you need to know about their clothes.

You'll want to keep newborns cool by making sure they're dressed simply, like a Bunny Bodysuit; layering with lightweight natural fabrics such as cotton and linen, will help them stay comfortable. You may also add undergarments made from cotton fabric because these absorb moisture and help regulate baby's temperature. Keep your baby covered up as much as possible when outside since sunlight can cause heat stroke if not protected from UV rays adequately (covered head/face). Umbrellas provide shade while keeping your child cool and comfortable in summer.


New Baby clothes for in the sun


Try to create a barrier between your baby's skin and the sun by applying sunscreen or mineral oil underneath their clothing if you plan on being outdoors all day. With summer upon us, we must be mindful of our newborns' safety while wearing light clothes, so they don't overheat!

You can also dress your baby in neutral colors such as white - which will look great with summer outfits but won't be too hot for them outside. Darker colors like black and dark blues might not work well because they absorb heat; instead, opt for lighter tones like cream, ivory, or even a light Pink Bodysuit when dressing your baby this summer.

Remember, new babies do not have built-up sweat glands, so they will not have the natural cooling mechanism that adults do, and summer can be a time where your baby is more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Make sure your baby doesn't get any sunburns by applying sunscreen every two hours or more often if spending time outdoors all day during peak hours.

Sleeping in the summer

When baby is sleeping, use light cotton sheets. They wick moisture away from the baby's skin and help regulate their temperature. In addition, light colors reflect heat well, so a white or cream sheet will keep baby cool while they sleep in their Personalised Bodysuit!

Use lightweight blankets to maintain your baby's body heat better when it gets too hot outside; you can also freeze them beforehand if you are in an air-conditioned space, for instance. This way, the blanket won't overheat the baby but still be able to protect them (but remember, this may not work as well on infants that aren't yet fully developed).


Newborn baby clothes sleeping in the summer


Prepare for the unknown

In the summer, you want to dress your baby as lightly as possible. But, when going out or being far away from home, the temperature has a way of playing tricks and bringing a cool breeze about. The best thing you can do to ensure you're prepared for anything is just by keeping an extra pair of warmer clothes in the diaper bag. This way, the baby will be cool during the hot hours and also have some extra clothes to keep that heat in when the temperature drops. 

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Recognize the signs

If your baby is overheating, they have a peculiar way of showing it; you just need to know what signs to look out for! Babies dressed too warmly or whose body temperatures are too high will start to look fatigued, maybe show reddish rash, feel warmer than usual, or even be quite irritable. It's also crucial that you trust yourself on this one; you'll know when your baby is acting out of character and then act accordingly. If you feel your baby is overheating, whatever you do, don't cover the stroller or car seat with a blanket! It could be highly dangerous and prevent baby from receiving oxygen properly. Instead, get them out of the shade or in a cooler place; that ought to do the trick!


Newborn baby clothes to prevent overheating


The above tips should help you on your quest to dress your little one as comfortably as possible in the summertime. It's essential to give yourself some credit as well; when it comes to your baby, you know a lot more than you think, and nobody knows your baby better than you do! All that's left to do now is enjoy the summer with your little one!

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