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Published on July 15th, 2014 | by Brittney French

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Real Mom Talk: Babywearing in the Summer

Processed with VSCOcam with f1 presetBaby wearing has been a lifesaver for me since my little one was a newborn. It has made my shopping trips smoother, has freed up my hands, and has allowed me to create a bond with my little one that is like no other. With that being said, baby wearing during the summer months can sometimes be a little difficult. With high temperatures and humid weather it's important to not only keep your little one cool, but yourself as well. Here are some tips for baby wearing during the summer months.

Keep Cool: If you live in a rather warm climate investing in a lighter material baby carrier for the summer months is a must. Cotton Babies carries a wide variety of lightweight carriers and the Sakura Bloom Essential Linen is a favorite of mine. It's lightweight, comfortable to wear, and stylish. For those of you with older babies a backpack infant carrier, such as the Ergobaby, is a great carrier for the summer months as well. I suggest going with a lighter color, such as the camel Ergobaby, for maximum cooling. Other ways to keep cool while baby wearing during the summer months are to dress yourself and your little one appropriately. I always wear lightweight tanks and shorts while baby wearing on a hot day. As for my little guy a simple cotton onesie and bucket hat keep him cool and comfortable. Also don't forget the sunblock

Hydrate: It's important to keep you and your little one hydrated during the summer months. If you are nursing it's even more important to increase your daily water intake. I find that if I don't drink plenty of water when wearing my little guy, I get tired and sweaty pretty quickly. I always pack an insulated water bottle for myself as well as for my little guy in the diaper bag. 

Timing: We live in the California High Desert and average temps in July/August out here are usually in the triple digits. If I have errands to run, appointments, grocery shopping, etc, I always try to do them during the early morning hours before the sun is blazing. 

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I baby wear in the summer on a daily basis. With my little guy approaching the toddler years and being very curious, I feel that wearing him when we are out and about is the safest thing to do. I hope you all enjoyed these summer baby wearing tips! 

Do you have any summer baby wearing tips? What is your baby carrier of preference? 

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About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook page, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and cheers for her favorite sports team.



One Response to Real Mom Talk: Babywearing in the Summer

  1. Stephanie says:

    Beachfront Baby Wrap! It gets to be about 100-110 here most days in the summer. I LOVE mybeachfront wrap. I have both the wrap & ring sling. Total lifesavers.

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