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From paddling pools to sleeping sacks and fans-we are sharing the must-have essentials to keep baby cool in summer.
Is it just us, or does it feel like you can hardly wait for long days at the beach, sandy toes, outdoor brunches, and more? And, if you've got a baby, there are even more sweet things to look forward to and memories to make. But first, you have to gather the essentials to keep baby cool this summer.
If you're not as prepared for summer with your baby, we've got you covered. Previously we've shared our favorite summer outfits for baby boys and girls. We also covered how to keep the nursery cool this summer. And, venturing out to the beach with baby, we've covered that also.
Ahead, everything you’ll need for baby to keep cool, whether chilling at home, taking a trip to the grocery, or going on a vacay!
10 SUMMER ESSENTIALS TO KEEP BABY COOL
1.COLOR CHANGING NURSERY THERMOETER
Monitoring the temperature inside the nursery and keeping the nursery cool should be a priority. We love this nursery thermometer which changes color depending on whether the room temperature is too hot, too cold, or just right! Shop
2.GENTLY WEIGHTED SLEEP SACK
During the summer choose baby outfits made of cotton, linen, and other breathable fabrics. These sleep sacks are made of 100% cotton and are lightweight and breathable. Shop
A hat is a must-have baby essential to keep baby cool in summer. These awesome hats provide all-day, breathable sun protection-wet or dry. Shop
There's nothing like taking a dip in the pool. We like this baby pool with a canopy that keeps the sun's harmful rays away while in the water. Shop
Another summer essential to keep baby cool in the summer? A stroller fan! We love this one with flexible tripod/legs, versatile and so easy to clip on most strollers. Shop
6.LIGHT WEIGHT BREATHABLE BABY CARRIER
Having a baby carrier is a game-changer when venturing out with the baby, but it can get uncomfortable quickly, especially when the temperatures are on the rise. Get yourself a breathable baby carrier that maximizes airflow to help baby stay cool, like this one from Ergobaby. Shop
A sun shade is a must-have to provide sun protection to your baby while outside. We like this sun shade, compatible with most strollers and car seats, adjustable, and easy to install. Shop
8.CAR WINDOW SHADE
Unless your car has a very dark tint, you'll find these car window shades very helpful in keeping baby cool this summer. These car window shades protect the baby from the sun's glare and heat while blocking 97% of harmful UV rays. Shop
Whether it's a nursing cover or a light blanket- summertime calls for a few muslin swaddles on hand at all times. Shop
Last but certainly not least is sunscreen for the baby. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), if your baby is six months or younger, you can apply a minimal amount of baby-safe sunscreen to the face, back of the hands, and tops of the feet. And if your little one is older than six months, then, by all means, apply a baby-safe sunscreen with SPF 30–50 to all exposed areas of their body. Shop
Last Updated on June 9, 2022 by Tira Attygalla