New parents often find it hard to keep the baby comfortable, especially with the dressing. In most cases, parents end up overdressing the babies in fear that they would be too cold otherwise. However, overdressing the baby does not help to keep them comfortable, especially when the weather is generally hot. When you feel like the weather is too hot, it is possible that the baby feels the same way. Therefore as you remove the extra layers of clothing you have on, ensure that you remove those on the baby too. An average temperature of 36C or 37C is good enough for the baby. Above or below this temperature will either cause the baby to develop a cold or it will make the baby uncomfortable. Here are the tips for baby care in summer.
How to dress a newborn in summer?
• Reduce the layers of clothes
In the summer, the temperature is generally warm and the baby can be uncomfortable when you warp them with warm clothes and blankets. It is important to ensure that you use light clothes that the baby can be able to easily breathe in. For instance, you can dress your baby in sleeveless clothes, open sandals, and shorts or dresses. This outfit is simple and comfortable for the baby in summer.
• Ensure that the skin of the baby is not exposed to direct sunlight
Even as you dress your baby with lighter clothes, it is important to keep the skin of the baby safe from direct sunlight. You can use long sleeved light clothes like chiffon and hats to protect the skin of the baby if they are less than 6 months old. When they are more than six months old, it is safe to apply sunscreen on their skin to shield them from direct sunlight.
• Take a closer look at the fabric before you buy it
There are some fabrics that can cause irritation and discomfort when they are worn in warm months because of sweating. The materials you avoid because they cause discomfort to you will definitely cause discomfort to your baby and you should avoid them too. Choose materials and fabrics that are breathable so that they do not suffocate the skin of the baby.
• The clothes should also be loosely fitting
The looser the clothes, the more breathable they are and the more comfortable the baby will be in them during the warm months of summer. Tight clothes will definitely lead to over sweating and overheating that could lead to outbreaks of rashes on your baby’s skin.
• Get rid of the accessories
While it may be tempting to adorn your baby with matching headbands, wristbands and bows, it is not recommended. While the baby will look super cute with these accessories, they will not be comfortable and the aim is to make them comfortable. Therefore, tone down on the accessories when dressing your baby in summer.
Dressing the baby may be confusing and difficult especially for new parents that are not accustomed to raising babies. Above is the top baby care in summer tips especially how to dress your baby during the summer to ensure they are comfortable.
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