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    Default Dressing a newborn in Perth Summer

    I know it's not a new question, but hoping someone could humour me

    What do you dress newborns in over the peak of summer?

    DD was 4-6 months corrected over summer and we constantly had her in singlet suits or singlets and nappy covers and that's about it for the Perth summer.

    This bub will be born mid-December and I know that brand new newborns need a little extra than slightly older babies, but how much? A long sleeve bodysuit instead of a singlet suit? Or a lot more?

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    I dressed mine in long sleeved and sometimes short sleeved bonds suits and she was an early bird too. On the really really hot days, just a singlet and nappy. So just judge each day as it comes and see how your new one handles it. So really it's a mix of things. Don't forget your new bub would have just spent hopefully 9 months inside a 36° incubator.

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    I had two WA summer babes and they wore t-shirt length onesies, singlet onesies, t-shirt/singlet and nappy cover or light weight pants and they'd usually as newbies have a light weight wrap over them. Some nights they'd wear a long sleeved wonder suit just depended on the temperature.
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    Mine wore singlet and nappy, or sleeveless onesie. And I swaddled with a muslin cloth. I have read differing rules on dressing newborns - some say an extra layer than you, others say they should wear the same layers you do. I would dress him based on what I was wearing, I considered overheating to be more dangerous. Ask your midwife and find out what she recommends.

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    I should also add dd2 was wrapped in a thin muslin cloth and some days were cooler than others. It also depends on your cooling system of you have one.

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    Thanks ladies that does help! For some reason I thought they might have had to be layered up, I think I was confused with when DD first went in to an open cot in SCN and was in a million layers because of body temp regulation issues.

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    DS was a mid feb baby born in a heat wave. He lived in singlets, nappies, when going out light weight pants (bonds ones mostly) and either a singlet or T-shirt. When he was home we was either swaddled in a bamboo muslin wrap or on us so that was extra heat so it was usually just a singlet and nappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    I should also add dd2 was wrapped in a thin muslin cloth and some days were cooler than others. It also depends on your cooling system of you have one.
    Yes we only have air con in one room so if you have ducted air con you would want more layers
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    I should also add dd2 was wrapped in a thin muslin cloth and some days were cooler than others. It also depends on your cooling system of you have one.
    Yes we only have air con in one room so if you have ducted air con you would want more layers
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