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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22-06-2015 09:50 #1
Summer baby? Help!
22-06-2015 10:08 #2
What part of Australia do you live? Is your house air conditioned.?
22-06-2015 10:16 #3
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.
22-06-2015 10:17 #4
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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22-06-2015 12:27 #5
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.
22-06-2015 13:12 #6Senior Member
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Singlets, lots of singlets. My summer baby mostly wore a singlet and nappy, and muslin wraps.
22-06-2015 13:21 #7
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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22-06-2015 20:54 #8
22-06-2015 21:05 #9
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.
22-06-2015 21:30 #10
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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