Dressing your baby girl in the right clothes is an important part of keeping her comfortable and healthy during the warmer months. Even though babies’ bodies regulate temperature differently than adults, they still feel the heat and can get overheated or chilled quickly, which can result in discomfort or even illness if it gets to extremes.
With just a few simple baby girl dresses tips, you can dress your baby girl in summer without putting her at risk of discomfort or injury from the heat.
Dressing an Infant: 0 – 6 Months
Babies must be kept warm in winter. In summer, however, they need to have their bodies slightly exposed so that they can breathe properly and regulate their body temperature. Here are some guidelines on baby girl dresses in summer.
Take into account her exposure to sunlight during different times of the day. If she’s going to be outside most of the time, make sure she wears clothes that cover her arms and legs but allow airflow so that she doesn’t overheat. If you know she’ll be spending most of her time indoors, opt for light clothing with short sleeves and short pants that will allow air circulation around her body.
Consider your baby girl’s sleeping habits when choosing what type of clothing to dress her in during summer. If she sleeps with blankets, opt for short-sleeved shirts and pants that are easy to take off. If she doesn’t sleep with blankets, it might be better to choose long-sleeved shirts and pants so that you can avoid exposing her arms and legs if they get cold at night.
Dressing a Toddler Girl
It’s summertime, which means it’s time to dress your toddler girl in outfits that are comfortable but not too hot. Go out or buy online some baby girl dresses that are comfortable. Choose fabrics like cotton, rayon, and linen because they’re lightweight but retain moisture so she doesn’t feel too dry. And be sure to apply your baby girl a good quality sunscreen before heading outdoors!
Protect from Sunburn
Babies and children are particularly vulnerable to skin cancer, so you must keep them out of direct sunlight when it’s at its strongest (between 10 am and 4 pm). When you can’t avoid being outside, use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and reapply every two hours. Choose one labeled water-resistant if you need it to stay on longer.
What to Wear on Planes
If you plan on flying with your baby, take some precautions about baby girl clothes. You can check out what airplane seats are rated safest for babies, but be sure to follow these general guidelines.
Bring an extra car seat or portable travel crib. While your child should always ride in a child safety seat during takeoff and landing (due to cabin pressure changes), if he doesn’t fit in his seat—or if you’re traveling without one—you can use an extra car seat or portable travel crib as a backup.