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Baby carrier in heat

Anonymous

Would you take your baby (1 month old) out in your baby carrier on hot days (between 75-85 degrees outside)...if yes - how do you avoid overheating. If not, how do you get your baby outside

  • Mackenzie
    Aug 01

    My son is 2 months now. We have been taking him out in his stroller in the morning and/or evening when it’s cooler. Dress him in a light onesie. Use the sun shade and invest in a stroller fan - it’s a lifesaver!! If I wear him we go outside for short bursts because we both sweat a lot!!! If you’re ever worried about him overheating: head for shade and nurse him for hydration!

  • Kristin
    Aug 01

    I have an almost 7 mos old but since the beginning of hot summer days, we tried to head out, especially if it’s outdoors early in the morning or late afternoon. I usually put him in the stroller but occasionally I use my KTan carrier, we also have an Ergo baby carrier. My baby hates the hot summer weather.

  • Jenn
    Aug 01

    I got a lighter weight sling carrier to deal with the heat. I try to only use it at cooler times of day or short outings if hot

  • Katrina
    Aug 01

    I dressed baby just in diaper. Make sure baby is up on your chest instead of down on your belly, and wear a low cut shirt. Your breasts will actually change temperature to help warm or cool baby. We usually went out early or late rather than waiting until midday.

  • Liz
    Aug 02

    I do short bursts and then stroller or just hold her...we both get too hot! When she's hot shs will cry