As a new mother, you would think dressing a baby during the summer would be simple. What could possibly go wrong with dressing your bub in the summer? Do they get a tan? It doesn't stop with tans. A newborn baby that isn't dressed appropriately for the weather can suffer negative consequences.
Your newborn's temperature can change in a flash, so dressing for summer can be tricky. Here is a list of the best summer outfits for your bub.
- A great summer option is baby shorts. Simply pair them with a baby t shirt for a complete look.
- You may opt to dress your bub in their nappy and or a bodysuit on a hot summer day. Make sure the baby bodysuits are breathable.
- Baby rompers are the perfect choice for warmer days as they are made from lightweight organic cotton or breathable linen. Wear a tee underneath to extend sun protection.
- Make sure to put a netted baseball cap or a little lightweight sun hat on your baby when away from shade to keep the sun off their head and eyes.
- Dressing your baby for the temperature inside the house is the best thing you can do regardless of the outside weather. Wear a long-sleeved onesie sleeper or cover your baby with a baby rug when it is cold outside and wear lighter clothing if the house is warm.
- Make sure to apply baby-friendly sunscreen.
- Dress your bub for the summer, but be aware of temperature changes.
Here are a few tips on how to dress your baby
Make a bulk purchase
It's best to buy basics in bulk. When purchasing items such as vests, onesies and socks, buy them in neutral colors and in multipacks. As your baby grow, and probably after, you'll go through these so rapidly each day. Particularly in those early days, when spit-ups and poo-namis are constant.
Spending a fortune on basic items like these isn't a good idea as you may loose many of them and are mostly worn under the clothes. As long as these items are cotton, you don’t have to pick fancy or spend a fortune on them.
Simplicity is the key
Keep it simple, mama’s. When its time for you to change your baby’s wet or soiled nappies you don't want to fuss around with too many buttons, bows, and layers, regardless of how pretty they might look. As with any newborn, this happens pretty often during the first few months after birth.
You may consider dressing your baby in numerous layers for special or certain occasions only. Stick to onesies or two pieces during the first three month or so as you can easily change your bub’s nappies. Furthermore, your little one does not have to deal with these hassles.
Avoid overbuying. We all know how exciting it is to buy plenty of clothes to welcome our baby. However, be careful about buying too many new clothes before your baby arrives. You may not know your bub’s actual size and may end up with wardrobe full of clothes too small to fit them.
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