Summer babywearing is a convenient way for mothers to embark on outdoor adventures and sip lemonade by the pool with their loved ones. However, when the weather is hot, everyone is searching for ways to keep cool, especially babywearers. When you wear your baby in hot weather, your first concern will be keeping your child and yourself cool. Smart and comfortable hot weather babywearing is mainly a matter of choosing the right baby carrier and the right clothes for you and your child.
Here are some helpful tips for wearing your baby in summer.
Choosing the right summer carrier
The Zeitgeist Baby Carrier is a year-round staple. It allows for ample airflow between the mother and child to ward off the heat. Our easy-to-use, lightweight Zeitgeist Baby Carriers crafted from jacquard woven fabric in cotton, linen and silk blends are particularly suitable for hot weather.
Cotton, linen and silk regulate heat wonderfully, due to their excellent breathable abilities. The perfect products for those hot summer days are our Zeitgeist Baby Argus Oat, Zeitgeist Baby Heaven and Zeitgeist Baby Sky crafted from a high-quality linen and cotton blend. With these carriers, you can take your baby anywhere in hot temperatures. If you are looking for a carrier with a contemporary and eye-catching design, our machine-washable Zeitgeist Baby Feather Light, Zeitgeist Baby Monogamy or Zeitgeist Baby Snake Moon are also comfortable to wear in warmer climates. Lastly, wool or cashmere blends are attractive as well, because of their temperature regulating qualities.
Picking the right summer babywearing outfit
For the child
To avoid overheating your child, consider the baby carrier as essentially one layer of clothing. The trick is to dress them lightly – a thin layer of clothing is advisable to make your babywearing experience more comfortable for both of you.
For the caregiver
It is advisable to not wear many layers. When the weather is hot, less is more. Mothers often find that natural fabrics like linen and cotton are comfortable and help avoid your warm, sweaty bodies from sticking together.
Other things you can do
In addition to choosing the right baby carrier and outfit, it is also important to check on your baby frequently to ensure they are not overheating. If it’s really a scorcher, drinking plenty of water, packing lightly, taking it slow and staying in the shade can help improve your summer babywearing experience. Do not forget to take the necessary precautions, like a sun hat and sunscreen for both yourself and your baby.
Last but not least, using a Zeitgeist Baby Carrier in summer can be a perfect way to feel stylish and flamboyant.