Dressing Your Newborn This Summer
Summer is an exciting time for your newborn! As the warmer temperatures approach, you’ll want to make sure your baby is dressed for comfort and safety. Here’s how you can dress your little one for the summer months.
Babies can be especially sensitive to fabric in the summer months. You’ll want to make sure you choose clothing made from natural, breathable materials such as:
- Cotton – best for all-day comfort for your baby
- Linen – perfect for lightweight blankets and outerwear
- Bamboo – Eco-friendly and a great fabric for swaddling
These fabrics help keep your baby cool and comfortable while protecting their delicate skin.
Dress for the Weather
It’s important to dress your baby in an appropriate way for the weather. When it’s hot, dress them in short sleeves and light-weight fabrics. However, make sure to protect them from the sun’s harmful UV rays with SPF-rated clothing or swaddle them in a lightweight blanket.
In the cooler evenings, you can keep your baby warm with lightweight layers. Cardigan and footless sleepers are perfect for layering without over bundling. No matter what the weather is, keep your baby’s head covered with a sunhat and cotton beanie!
Swaddling is a great way to keep your baby comfortable and warm during the summer months. It’s important to remember, however, that swaddling should only be done for a short time. The key to swaddling your newborn in the summer months is to use lightweight, breathable fabrics. Bamboo swaddle blankets are perfect for keeping your baby cool while providing a sense of security.
Comfort is key when it comes to dressing your baby for the summer. Make sure your little one has enough layers to stay warm and never over layer them. Use the 3-Layer Rule for hot days and the 5-Layer Rule for cooler days.
By following these tips, you’ll be sure to dress your baby in a way that’s comfortable and safe during the summer months. Enjoy those warm days and don’t forget the sunscreen!