Kinds of Clothes for a Summer Baby

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Dundees2010's picture
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Kinds of Clothes for a Summer Baby

We went shopping today for some clothes for the baby and we were confused on what to buy. We had a winter baby before and it seemed so much easier--long sleeves all the way! We're in Wisconsin and it does get pretty warm in July, August, and into September. So, we picked up some one cute short-sleeved outfits in newborn and some light cotton long-sleeved sleepers in newborn and 3 months. I figure we often have the air conditioning on...

What are you guys picking up?

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I live in florida, so its a little different for me, but we had DS in the summer too (August).

For newborn, 0-3 months....mostly pajama like clothes and onesies until 6 months or so. I'm planning the same for this one and just mixing it up with a few sundresses and the 'onesie' type little outfits.

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Babies have a really hard time regulating their body temperature, so you should always dress them the way you would dress. If you are hot in a long sleeve shirt, then they will be hot in it too. It drives me nuts when I see a mom in a tank top in the middle of summer carrying around a baby that's all bundled up. I think the clothes you picked (onesies for daytime and long sleeve sleepers at night with the A/C on) are perfect. I would probably add a sun hat and socks (love the ankle socks, because they actually stay on!) because otherwise they are not going to tolerate socks and hats come winter.

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because summers are horrible here, we spend most of the time inside (kind of winter in reverse), so DS was in the air conditioning more than the sun.

I agree with Deb - dress them in a way you would be comfortable according to the temp.