Wearing your baby in summer
Human babies want to carried. They simply want to be close to us, regardless of the weather.
How do you carry baby in hot weather?
First of all, avoid the hot noon sun! Rather, plan your babywearing activities for the cooler morning and late afternoon hours.
When you're outside with your baby, you'll want to keep your activities short and low-key and stick to short walks and shady places when possible.
If you're breastfeeding, your baby doesn't need additional liquids. You'll probably find that your baby drinks more frequently but your milk will provide all the hydration baby needs. Make sure to drink enough yourself.
How do I dress my baby, how to protect them against the sun, and which carrier is best?
You can use your DIDYMOS wraps or carriers year round. It's true, carrying baby centred on front can be a sweaty business. We recommend using a muslin cloth, terry washcloth or towel between you and baby to soak up any excess sweat.
What else does baby need?
You'll want to dress baby in long, light clothes made from natural fibres. For example, consider our grow-with-me trousers with long stretchy cuffs to go over baby‘s little legs (take a look at these). Have you seen our beautiful silk blend trousers?
Do not forget sun hats – particularly those with UV protection and wide brims covering the face and neck are great. Didy you know that sun cream isn't suitable for children under one year old?
Are there other options for staying cool?
Of course there are. Dress your baby in short-sleeved bodysuits and shirts only and use a sun cover with UV protection when you go outside with baby in the sling. Lightweight and breathable, DIDYMOS sun covers provide high UV protection (UPF 40+) and can be adjusted individually to make room for little naked arms and legs. They are super easy to use over your wrap or carrier (and also fit over many baby car seats and strollers).
View summer hats and UV covers here.
Wishing you airy summer days!
This blog post is from AH