A baby joining the family is always a joy and a long list of preparation before the due date. When your baby is born in summer however there are changes you will have to make such as how your design their room, clothing and even food.
Due to the heat a baby cannot be wrapped up in thick swaddles or clothes and they may need to be moisturized more due to fragile skin. The list is endless and the preparations many so here are some things you will need to get or do if your baby is born in summer.
Prepare their room and essentials
However, your house is planned you will need to allocate a room in which you can take care of your baby. A quiet organized space that ensures all your essentials are kept close together. This room will need to be designed in such a way it is cool, airy but also keeps out the sunlight when your baby needs to sleep.
For this we recommend light outer curtains and thicker ones inside so that you can alternate the amount of light entering. Early morning sunlight is good for your baby’s skin as it provides natural Vitamin D but it cannot be too hot or humid. The room itself should be set to a comfortable temperature and an air conditioner may be needed if the temperature outside gets too hot.
Get comfy clothes
Swaddles, nappies and light clothing are essential for the first few weeks as you cannot put any stress on their skin. However, if your baby is a few months old during the summer you can dress them in the cutest baby outfits for summer made of cotton or linen. These are airy and do not heat up from the inside. Ensuring that your baby is cool and comfortable at all times.
Take them out
There are different variations on when each parent thinks it’s time to take their child outdoors. If you are one that thinks they should be exposed to natural light in small quantities then summer is a perfect time to do so.
If your baby is just born, they will still depend on their mother, however if your baby is a few months old make sure to pack the car with milk or the formula they drink at a slightly cooler temperature. Take a change of nappies and clothes and of course make sure the air conditioner is on to a comfortable temperature. If it is a cooler day then they should be allowed to feel the sunlight for a little longer.
There are no rules as to how to get your baby used to the weather, it is a different process for each of them and each parent will have their way of doing so. The best options are to be prepared and ready for all case scenarios to ensure that the transition period will be easy over the next few summer months.