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    Default Summer baby? Help!

    So I am expecting a summer baby and I am kind of freaking out.
    With my winter baby all I had to worry about was keeping her warm and in plenty of layers.
    But what do I do with a summer baby?
    what clothes do I need to buy?
    what do I dress them in?
    Can anyone give me tips and tricks from summer babies ?!

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    What part of Australia do you live? Is your house air conditioned.?

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    I had a baby smack bang in the middle of summer in QLD, I freaked out at first but honestly it was fine. We did have aircon on some of the time and from memory she was always dressed in a short sleeve onsie with a really light muslin wrap on her.

    Night time I made sure to have a fan going because we were breastfeeding and it was hot with a baby attached to me but she didn't seem affected at all.

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    We had a summer baby this year, so survived several scorching weeks without air conditioning. We had a fan running in his room whenever he was asleep in there. During the day, we usually dressed him in just a nappy and singlet or a short sleeved onesie. At home, he got a lot of nudie time! Overnight we usually had him in just a nappy and a swaddle, with a singlet added if it was a bit cooler. He slept very well from an early age, so it seemed to work for us.

    Personally, I found being heavily pregnant in summer was much worse than having a newborn in summer. It's a lot easier to get out of bed for those early morning feedings when it's not freezing cold!

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    Short sleeve onesies and light muslin wraps are what i mostly used. I was always told to dress bubs in one more layer than what you are wearing too.

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    Singlets, lots of singlets. My summer baby mostly wore a singlet and nappy, and muslin wraps.

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    My summer baby wore just a nappy around the house (sometimes a singlet or singlet suit as well). I only ever dressed her to go out, and even then it was just a short onesie.

    We used zip up swaddles, and I'd just pop her in there in her nappy to sleep at night. She was a pretty hot baby though, she was always a sweaty sleeper!

    This Bub will be born around the same time so I'm not bothering to buy clothes for it. I'm glad for another summer baby though, I HATE winter & am not keen on getting up for night feeds in the cold, or touching bubby with my freezing winter hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    What part of Australia do you live? Is your house air conditioned.?
    I live in qld, and yes it's air conditioned

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    I had a summer bub in Queensland. At home it was all nappies and singlets, and a few short sleeved short leg rompers etc if the air con is cold. Muslin wraps are handy too. And feed feed feed in the hot weather to keep bub hydrated.

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    All 4 of my daughters were born in qld summer. They just lived in little short sleeve onesies. I still wrapped them for sleeps but had the aircon going all the time.

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