If you are shopping for summer clothes for babies and newborns, it is important to choose these garments carefully. Take a look at our guide for dressing babies and newborns in the summertime today.
Baby summer clothing tips
Dressing babies and young children during the summer can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to maximise comfort when the temperature is at its most extreme. It is important to get the balance right, as overdressing can result in heat rash, yet underdressing brings the risk of heatstroke and sunburn.
Dressing your baby indoors during the summer
When you are indoors, your baby can simply wear their nappy most of the time, perhaps with a vest. If you do opt for other garments, consider dressing them in lightweight cotton clothes that will absorb sweat. At The Baby Box, we offer a wide range of lightweight clothing options that are perfect for the summer months.
Dressing your child for summer outdoor activities
When you head outside, opt for light colours. Long trousers and long-sleeved t-shirts can help you protect them from the sun’s rays whilst keeping them cool. It is also important to protect their head with a hat – you will find several quality summer hats for kids within our range.
Why is it so important to keep your child cool during the summer?
Keeping your child’s temperature down is important not only so you can keep them comfortable and prevent sunburn, heat rash and heatstroke but also because of the risk of cot death and sudden infant death syndrome. Babies are not as good at perspiring as older children and older adults, and they have little control over their temperature. This is why you should never leave your child alone in a hot environment including a room or car.
How to choose a carrier for your child in the summer
If you need to use a carrier to transport your baby around in the summer, opt for one made from nylon. Heavy fabrics can leave your child feeling extremely uncomfortable. Take your child out of their carrier as soon as they begin to appear flushed.
Keeping your baby hydrated
It is also essential to ensure your baby’s getting enough fluids during the hot weather. Signs that your child could be dehydrated include warm skin, a flushed face and rapid breathing. Restlessness is another symptom of dehydration. Make sure they have enough access to breastmilk, baby formula or water.
At The Baby Box, we are here to help if you need to find quality summer clothing for your baby. We want you to be completely satisfied with the purchases that you make, and we know our catalogue inside out. This enables us to make suggestions and recommendations that suit our customers’ needs perfectly. Remove the fuss, strain, and discomfort from the summer months by investing in suitable garments and accessories from The Baby Box.
We are a leading source of baby loungewear, dressing gowns, pyjamas, sleepsuits, comfort, blankets, bibs and vests. We can also personalise your baby’s garments to make them truly special and unique. Place an order over £30 with us and we will even give you free personalisation and delivery. More and more parents, relatives and family friends are heading straight to The Baby Box when they need to find babies and newborns summer clothing.
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