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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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Organic Baby Clothing

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Why choose organic baby clothing for your little one?

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Organic baby clothes, by law, is made with organic natural materials, grown in an organic manner and harvested using organic methods. Organic clothing should contain no synthetic or chemical substances.

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Double layer muslin bandana bibs

Organic baby clothing is the ideal clothing choice for any baby as it is the most allergen free material for your baby’s skin. Up until quite recently, parents had no option buy to dress their children in chemically treated clothing. Thankfully we now have to choice to purchase organic and chemical free clothing for our precious little ones.

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Super soft cotton velour sleepsuit

Organic clothing is the best option for sensitive baby skin, being unlikely to cause skin allergies, eczema or even respiratory problems.

At Fay Designs, we stock Wooly Organic baby clothing, a small Latvian company owned my a mum of 2 and where all clothing is handmade in an ethical environment.

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Cotton Sleepsuit, natural unbleached colour

GOTS certified baby clothing (Global Organic Textile Standard)

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) integrates all of the textile processing stages, from the fibre to the finished product: the raw fibre must be organic farming certified and all the manufacturing processes involved must be inspected. The aim of this standard is to guarantee the traceability, the use of chemical friendly with the environment and the consumer’s health, to ensure a quality system, a reduction of energy and to respect some social criteria.

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Cotton sleepsuit, ecru with all over print

Baby clothing made with 100% certified organic cotton: Organic fibres are grown without the use of synthetic fertilisers or potentially toxic pesticides. By building soil fertility, organic farmers help lock CO2 into the soil, helping mitigate climate change. By avoiding potentially toxic pesticides cotton workers benefit by preventing the associated health problems common in non-organic cotton production. Organic cotton is a better quality fibre than standard cotton and it is Hypoallergenic. It does not cause any allergy or irritation when it touches human skin. Avoiding pesticides also reduces production costs and farmer debts. The price of organic includes investments made by farmers who are protecting the environment, maintaining soil fertility, preserving biodiversity and conserving water. This means organic cotton sometimes (but not always) is more expensive because the costs aren’t hidden.”

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