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    Default Dressing newborns in summer.

    I'm due in the middle of summer ( in Queensland) and I have no idea what to buy in regards to newborn clothes and blankets or what's appropriate in the way of dressing them in the heat. I'm scared of over heating the baby, or not dressing it in enough.

    If your baby was born in summer what did you dress them in? I've been told to buy a few warmer clothes for the hospital as its cold there though.

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    I had 3 babies in summer in QLD Generally I would dress them in short sleeved and short legged onsies and wrap them in a muslin wrap, or a cotton one. You soon get to know what they like.

    I remember my mw telling me "If you are feeling cold, your bub will be feeling colder, and if you are feeling hot, your baby will be feeling hotter" as babies take a little while before they can regulate their temps themselves.

    You get to know just by feeling their skin if they are the right temp, my first bub really suffered in the heat (was 38 - 42 degrees every day around when he was born) and used to turn bright red poor thing!
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    I'm due in Dec too. So far I gather I will buy short onesies and short/singlets. But also buy several long sleeve items as bub will no doubt be in air con for sleeps. I'll be buying summer love to dream swaddles and possibly a summer ergo wrap (the thin sock looking one). And a few muslins to use as blankets if needed.

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    I found long sleeved and pant onesies best as we had air con on all the time, depends on how you deal with the heat

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    Will your bub be sleeping in air conditioning? DD was born when the weather was really warm, and we dressed her mainly in nappy and a singlet. Then we'd just swaddle her in a light muslin wrap to sleep (which was most of the time). It is hot but air conditioned at our place.

    I'd suggest not buying too many clothes for the first 6 months because they just grow so fast. You might have your first set of outfits for only a few weeks.

    At the hospital, it was quite cold, but the gave us everything we needed. From memory, they gave us a little top, a wrap, warm blanket and some mittens and we didn't need anything else. Remember you're only there for a day or two so don't put too much effort into warm clothes.

    Best of luck for the new addition to your family!

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    My daughter was born in Feb in Sydney and she'd usually wear a nappy and a short sleeved, no legged onesie, though if we were just at home, just a nappy and singlet. On the really hot nights when we slept with the a/c on, she'd wear a short sleeved, no legged onesie but if it wasn't hot enough for a/c, she'd wear a nappy and singlet.

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    Whatever you're wearing plus a layer.

    If you're walking around the house in undies and a bra then bub just needs a nappy, singlet and a light wrap if being wrapped helps settle bub.

    if you've got a shirt and a jumper on, then bub needs 3 layers

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    My pumpkin was born early december.

    She lived in short sleeve short legged onsies. And then a little stretchy blanket if we had the air con on. Also singlets and ruffled bum nappy covers.

    I wrapped her at night in a muslin wrap.



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    I'm not sure about aircon, we have it at the end of the house but not in the bedrooms and it does tend to get really hot in our room, even now in winter. So we might get a portable air con down the track. We will need something I assume.

    So singlets, rompers and muslin wraps sound like the way to go

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    My first bub was born in January. In hospital he was in singlets and a nappy then wrapped in a flannelette wrap.

    Once we got home he was mostly in short sleeve or singlet onesies. Overnight he would have a love to dream swaddle on.

    About a week after we got home we had some cooler, rainy weather so had to go out and buy some wonder suits


 

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