Tips for staying cool in summer while baby carrier

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Tips for staying cool in summer while baby carrier

Babywearing is a great way to keep your baby cool and dry. We set out to make soft-structured baby carriers that are comfortable, breezy, and cozy. While being able to wrap your arms around each other in a bear hug for hours can make you feel warm, it doesn’t mean that you need to have a baby carrier that is too heavy or bulky to keep you from getting too hot.

Even with the rising temperatures, babies still love to be held. Caregivers also want that snuggle. A stroller is not the best option for some summer adventures.

Summer Adventures for Babywearing

Walking or hiking – It’s a great way for you to get out and about with your kids. It’s great for older children, as it allows them to get some exercise and you can still carry your child in the carrier if you aren’t running.

Animal Farms/Zoos/Aquariums – Our kids love going out to see all the animals. It’s a great way to spend an hour with your family or go on an extended excursion.

Museums & Libraries – Your kids might not enjoy visiting an art museum. But they may be surprised! Museums and libraries are often air-conditioned. WIN. It’s also a great way for kids to talk about art, culture, and community. Even for those little ones who aren’t yet able to talk, there might be museums in your area that are more interactive and less fragile. And libraries are always available so that they can enjoy the cool weather, read with their family, and take some books home.

Beaches/Parks – We love that our carriers can be machine washed. Why is that important? Get them dirty! You can have all the fun with those carriers. Although it is not safe to swim with the carriers, it is okay to get them wet. Bring your family along to the beach to build sand castles, and then dip your toes into the water. You can also go to a park nearby and take your child for a walk or watch your toddler slide down (for the billionth time).

Farmer’s Markets My family enjoys going to the weekly Farmer’s Market every week to see what’s in season and local produce. We always return home with delicious homemade dinners and my kids love sampling the various goodies offered by vendors. It’s a great way to show kids how “eating the rainbow” might look, even if it means they still eat string cheese and dino nuggets.

Picnics The best thing about picnics are that they can be as easy or as challenging as you want them to be! You can grab all the snacks from your fridge and go as far as your backyard for some sun and snuggles. You can also pack some snacks and head out on an adventure along a local trail. Picnics and babywearing can be combined in any way that suits you.

Tips to Stay More Cool, Safe, And Cozy in Summer

Keep hydrated

Caregivers and their children need to stay hydrated. However, keeping your child hydrated can be difficult.

Breastmilk or formula is the best way to keep infants hydrated if they haven’t yet started solid food. Do not overwater the formula. Overwatering your baby could prove to be very dangerous. You should ensure that they get adequate nutrition. If you are concerned about heat, you can keep them shaded, have a cool pack, or find air-conditioned places to spend your time.

You can make homemade popsicles for your children who have reached solid age and are able to drink liquids other than formula or breastmilk. Simply pour liquids into silicone molds and use popsicle sticks to make the perfect summer treat.

TIP: POPSICLE BATHS It’s easy to entertain and it doesn’t mess.

Your baby should be wearing a long-sleeve, rashguard swim shirt.

Rashguard swim shirts provide sun protection. Many of these shirts are long-sleeved, and have a UPF rating greater than 25. You can find out how much UV radiation can pass through clothing by checking the UPF rating. You want to find one with UPF 50+. The higher the rating, the better the protection. This will allow less than 2% UV transmission and protect your baby’s arms while she is in a carrier. The majority of rashguard swim shirts are made from soft, stretchy fabric, which is breathable. This means that your baby will not overheat, even though she’ll be wearing it.

Between you and your baby, place a light layer of fabric.

You’re likely thinking less coverage because it’s 80 degrees outside. However, a regular shirt with more coverage is better if you are babywearing. To make things easier, wear lightweight tops that are light in color.

Use a gel or frozen washcloth.

To keep cool in summer heat, put a damp washcloth in the freezer and lay it on your back while you are carrying your baby. To keep your baby and you cooler, place a frozen gel packet inside your baby carrier’s zipper pocket. You can also pack your baby’s washcloth and frozen gel pack in your diaper bag if you plan to drive a lot before you start babywearing.

A handheld misting fan is a great option.

To keep cool and hydrated in hot weather, you should always make sure to drink lots of water. Babywearing is not the only way that water can help you stay cool.

A handheld misting fan is a must for hiking and shopping at the farmers market. Regular fans won’t work as they will blow hot air at you. To keep cool, you don’t want your filtered water to be wasted by pouring down your back. The handheld misting fan sprays just the right amount of water and blows fresh air to your neck and face, keeping you cool and refreshed.

Get one for yourself and one for your child! You won’t need to ask your toddler twice to use one of these. It will be a joy for him to spray his own body and that of mommy or daddy.

The coolest position to carry is the one you choose.

There are four basic baby-carrying positions: hip, back, hip, and parent-facing. Because there is less contact between your body and the ground, hip and back carry are ideal for warm weather. This allows you to cool off and provides more ventilation. You can carry your baby in either hip or back with most soft-structured carriers, wraps, and ring rings.

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