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    Default Babywearing in summer and keeping cool - tips or tricks?

    Hoping I can pick your brains on how you stay cool (and keep your bubs cool) while baby wearing in summer?

    I had my LO in the Baby Bjorn (I have the Miracle) the other day - it wasn't super hot weather-wise but by the time I'd strolled up the street and back to do a coffee run, I could feel both of us were sweaty where we were chest to chest. When I took off the carrier I had wet patches on my top (charming I know!) and hers was damp too.

    I didn't have her in heaps of clothes (just a onesie, it was too cold to have her with bare arms/legs)... are there any tricks to staying cool? I was googling (naturally!) and I saw a couple of US baby wearers use cooling towels between them and bubs?? Sort of like these: https://www.cancercouncilshop.org.au...-cooling-towel - has anyone tried this?

    Keen for your advice! thanks in advance.

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    http://www.wrapyouinlove.com/summer-babywearing-tips/
    I found the above blog very helpful. Hopefully the link works. She is a babywearing consultant based in Europe.
    I've not tried the cooling thingos, but wore DD for hikes etc in QLD on holidays, by wearing natural fibres, keeping a hat on DD (bed head hats are awesome for baby carriers) we managed fine.
    You will get a sweat patch between you & Bub when it's hot, there's no getting around it!
    If you're in the market for a new carrier the Lillebaby airflow has mesh panels you can unzip to let air in.

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    Not a cooling towel, but I did just used to use a face washers/hand towel inbetween bub's face and my chest, for when baby was asleep with head on my chest.

    But the main thing though was my choice of sling on a hot day. My favourite was a cheesecloth cotton wrap sling. So nice and cool. BB's are so thick and synthetic. You're always going to get sweaty in those.

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    Subbing, dd is due early February so would love some tips on baby wearing a newborn in summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by twolittlemunchkins View Post
    Subbing, dd is due early February so would love some tips on baby wearing a newborn in summer
    If you haven't already got a carrier, think about a lightweight cotton or bamboo wrap or ring sling. They are not hard to use once you watch some online tutorials & have a practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    If you haven't already got a carrier, think about a lightweight cotton or bamboo wrap or ring sling. They are not hard to use once you watch some online tutorials & have a practice.
    I haven't got a carrier yet. Just sold the toddler Tula I had for ds2 and was planning some sort of ring sling for when Bub is tiny, and another Tula. Will check out cotton and bamboo wraps/ring slings. Thanks 😊

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    Get something called a frog tog you can get them on eBay or Amazon / you wet it and put it between you and Bub and it keeps you both really cool but doesn't make you wet (which you don't want)

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