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What are the essentials for the birth of a baby in summer?

Baby is about to be born... in the middle of summer. When the birth is planned for June, July or August, it is not always easy to choose the right equipment for baby. Here is an overview of the essentials for your newborn's summer kit.

What to wear for a baby born in summer?

The big day is approaching and the preparation of baby's things is done gradually, step by step. In summer, with the high temperatures, some specificities are to be known. As far as clothes are concerned, you should plan clothes for the maternity ward and for the return home, while favoring cotton, the ideal material for baby's comfort.

Maternity clothes

Even though baby is arriving in the middle of summer, you must not forget that babies still have difficulty regulating their temperature and are very sensitive to variations, especially since some maternity hospitals have air conditioning. It is therefore necessary to bring warm clothes.

Among the essentials of a summer baby's wardrobe, we can mention

  • 6 long-sleeved bodysuits and a few short-sleeved bodysuits in case of very hot weather;
  • 6 cotton pajamas and a few velvet ones if the temperatures are not too high;
  • 1 or 2 birth caps;
  • 2 wool bras (vests);
  • 4 pairs of socks or booties;
  • 1 pair of mittens;
  • 3 or 4 bibs;
  • 2 sleeping bags or swaddling bags in cotton TOG 0,5 or 1.

Of course, these are approximate figures, to be adapted according to your desires, your needs and your possibilities. You should also include a comforter, two or three cotton swaddles and a blanket for when you go out in your maternity suitcase.

Clothing for the home

Once you're back home, it's not always easy to know how to dress your baby for summer. Keep the same wardrobe you used at the maternity ward and adapt the outfits according to the temperature outside and the insulation of your house. Don't be afraid to take off a layer if the room temperature is warm enough.

The tip to know if baby is too cold or too hot is to slide your hand at the base of his neck. If it's wet, your baby may be overly covered.

What accessories to choose for a baby born in summer?

Beyond the clothing aspect, it is imperative to provide some accessories to protect baby from the sun and the high heat, especially when you go out. It is therefore essential to be equipped with :

  • several sun visors for car journeys;
  • an anti-UV sunshade for walks;
  • anti-UV tents especially dedicated to baby for the pool or the beach;
  • a misting device;
  • Sunglasses;
  • a hat with a wide brim;
  • Sunscreen suitable for baby.
Regardless of the season, you should also prepare your baby's toiletry kit with the essentials, such as anti-redness cream, physiological serum, a soft soap, etc.