Dressing your baby in breathable comfortable baby clothing for summer is a must! Keeping your baby’s temperature regulated and skin protected is also a necessity. Every one knows that fun in the sun is what summer is all about, but we need to make sure that our little ones are ready for a day in the heat. Babies can suffer from overheating, heat rash, or sunburn when unprepared and exposed too much sun, so make sure to follow these tips to keep your baby happy while soaking up the sun.
- Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated throughout the day is essential to your little ones overall well being. Babies under 6 months shouldn’t drink water, but you can give them extra formula or nurse more. Even though your baby is not sweating they can still be getting dehydrated in warmer weather. Look for signs like warm skin, rapid breathing, redness, or restlessness which all can be signs of dehydration.
- Stay in the Shade
Try to find a way to be outside and stay out of direct sunlight. This is the best option for keeping them protected from harmful UV rays and sunburns. Try packing an umbrella or sitting under a tree while sitting outside at the park or beach.
- Wear Sunscreen
For other times like when your little one is walking, playing, or being held in the sun make sure to apply a small amount of kids sunscreen on them. Also make sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours or so as they sweat or get wet.
- Dress In Appropriate Clothing
Hat: Wearing a hat is a good start when dressing for warm weather. A hat (if your little one will keep in on) is perfect to get the sun off of their face, which is usually the most exposed part of their body.
Sunglasses: Putting a pair of sunglasses on your baby is very important to protect your baby’s eyes. Try brands like Babiators, which make sunglasses for children, so they will be comfortable and fit properly.
Clothing: Make sure to dress your baby in something light and airy. Rompers are perfect because they are a simple one-piece outfit that doesn’t require layering of clothing but still offers coverage. Look for material that is also breathable, like bamboo baby clothing. Bamboo has many benefits because it is breathable, which will keep your baby’s skin dry. In addition to being breathable bamboo baby clothing can protect your baby from UV rays and help keep your little one cool.