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What baby clothing is best for Summer?

Do you ever wonder what type of baby clothing is best for your baby during the Summer months? From personal experience with my own son, I found loose cotton baby clothing to be the best choice. Choose baby clothing that allows your little one to move about comfortably and easily and won’t cause overheating. Natural fibre baby clothing works best as they are temperature regulating, man made fabrics tend to trap heat and can quickly become uncomfortable on humid days.

Denim in Summer? Denim tends to be a stiffer fabric and will restrict your baby’s movement more than cotton or linen. For this reason I generally avoid denim in Summer. But you can use the softer denim cotton alternative. Many baby clothing outlets now offer denim cotton mix clothing for babies, the cotton mix creates a much softer fabric which your little one will love.

Cotton is still my all time Summer baby clothing favourite fabric. Cotton is a totally natural breathable fabric, will not chaff baby’s delicate skin and causes the least allergies in children compared to other fabrics. Go one better and choose organic cotton for newborn baby Summer clothing.

It is important that baby’s hands and especially feet are covered on cool days. Baby hands and feet get cold very easily. Baby’s head is important too. Cover their head with a cute cap or baby hat, this is especially important for newborn babies.

Keep it loose. Nothing is more uncomfortable than wearing tight clothing on warm Summer days (or nights). Loose clothing is best for your baby on hotter days, dress them in a bigger size to ensure that their clothing is loose enough for complete comfort. Babies grow so quickly it’s sometimes a challenge to keep a stock of loose clothing available.

Head protection is essential. Baby skin is very sensitive so it is very important to protect their head from the sun. If you and you little one are out during the hottest part of the day, you can throw a muslin swaddle cloth over their pram or buggy hood. Muslin cloths allow full light through but will protect from the most harmful of the rays.

If you have any tips or suggestions for dressing little ones during the Summer months I would love to hear them, please leave your comment.

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What Do I Need for Baby’s Arrival

Once you start your third trimester you will need to start getting seriously organised. There are so many things to get ready before you baby arrives and one of the main essentials is getting your hospital bag ready.

So what need’s to go into your hospital bag? You will need one set of items for the labour and birth and another set for afterwards and for preparing to go home.

Your labour and birth bundle should contain some of the following;

  • Loose nightdress or long t shirts Plenty of underwear
  • Hairbrush, ties and clips
  • Wash bag with spare towel and toiletries
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Sanitary pads
  • Nursing bra
  • Baby clothes, nappies and wipes
  • Fresh night clothes for after baby’s birth
  • Camera and spare batteries.

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Your After the Birth bundle needs;

  • Maternity sanitary pads
  • breast pads
  • Spare clothes
  • Lots and lots of nappies
  • Babygrows and onesies
  • Baby vests
  • Washcloth and towels
  • Baby bibs
  • Baby going home clothes
  • Baby hats to keep your little one’s head warm, especially in cool weather.

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And a maternity bag will be very useful to keep all your bits and bobs together. Be sure to get one that can also be used as a baby changing bag for when you start bringing baby out and about. It’s best to get your changing bag before you go into hospital so you can have it packed and ready to go at a moment’s notice.

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