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    Default Summer babies tips to cope with heat???

    My bubba is due January in the middle of summer ..... in Perth.

    It's my first bub and i'm looking for advise and tips of how best to survive summer heat with bub. ??

    What to buy. What i won't need. what to do. What not to do.
    We have air con in the living area only. Screens but not security screens on windows.
    Does bub still get swoddled .... surely not. ? I don't even sleep with covers on and have the fan blasted at me in summer since we moved here..
    These are the things I'm wondering. I am quite concerned about the heat wave weeks too.

    Anyone had experience wit hot summer house and new bub?

    Thanks

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    Subbing!
    My first is also due in January

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moowisha View Post
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    Me too!

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    Don't panic - bubs need covering, a simple cotton sheet is fine. My DD didn't feel the heat at all, as long as there's air flow and they're having plenty of fluids. Just keep a fan handy. You can get their temperature down quite easily, but remember if they're showing signs of temperature distress get them quickly into a cold bath and don't be afraid if things go bad go to your local emergency department who have paediatrics (eg PHM, Joondalup etc, google your nearest). You won't be judged if you jump the gun early, much the opposite.

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    OMG forgot the bleeding obvious! Google everywhere with free with air con and free Wi-Fi, Ikea have awesome air con, try every shopping centre (Garden City, Karrinyup, Joondalup, Carousel), the Museum, Art Gallery - and we haven't spent a cent yet if we haven't wanted to! Pack some snacks for yourself, if bubs doesn't want to sleep except for the car check out Yanchep or Mandurah for a coffee ... you're going to get out and see a lot more than you ever have. It's fun, don't stress.

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    I'm in perth and had a feb baby.

    We have aircon but I rarely slept with it on, mostly because it would make him snuffly.

    Don't buy many clothes in small sizes. DS lives in singlets and nappies. If we did go out he would wear a t-shirt instead of a singlet but still without a nappy. I don't think he wore pants till 3 months!

    I wrapped but just with a bamboo wrap, but I still wrapped. DS wasn't to bothered, but would get really hot when feeding - I used to put a wrap between us so that it wasn't skin on skin.

    If its really hot camp out in the lounge with the aircon.

    You'll be fine, the one good thing is DS loves being naked!! My family with winter babies all hate being naked, but DS still doesn't mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by btmac View Post
    If you're breast feeding be prepared for very frequent feeding!
    Do you mean dehydration thirst?

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    I had a feb baby this year and it was hot for a long time. We had aircon but only in living room. We used a fan but didn't aim it directly on the cot. She wore those singlet suits that button up underneath. I did swaddle her in a very thin wrap some nights. I also got a good thermometer as I was so paranoid about over heating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulahoop View Post
    OMG forgot the bleeding obvious! Google everywhere with free with air con and free Wi-Fi, Ikea have awesome air con, try every shopping centre (Garden City, Karrinyup, Joondalup, Carousel), the Museum, Art Gallery - and we haven't spent a cent yet if we haven't wanted to! Pack some snacks for yourself, if bubs doesn't want to sleep except for the car check out Yanchep or Mandurah for a coffee ... you're going to get out and see a lot more than you ever have. It's fun, don't stress.
    Sounds good. But did bub cope ok at night?

    Our place just gets so hot with fans, as no security screens to leave windows open and dh isn't home ever night and im to scared to have them open without security screens.

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