1. Dress both yourself and baby for the weather.
Light and airy clothes are best. Linen, cotton & bamboo are great options during the summer months
2. Keep a layer of fabric between you and baby to help make things feel less sticky!
Wearing a high neck shirt is the easiest way to do this. Some people like to keep a thin piece of muslin or cotton to place between them and baby (bonus: this can easily be swapped out).
3. Stay in the shade!
This may seem obvious, but if you can, try to schedule your activities for the coolest part of the day (often early mornings) and before or after the sun is at its peak.
4. If it’s not possible to stay in the shade, make your own!
An easy way is to keep both of you in brimmed hats when you are outside. Our Omni 360 Carriers feature in in-built hood to protect a sleeping baby from the sun and wind!
5. Use water to help keep your body cool.
You should drink plenty of liquids (and keep your child hydrated as well) but water can also help you cool off in other ways. We like to bring a little spray bottle for giving ourselves and baby a spritz on hands, feet and hair. Bonus: if you have a toddler or older child, they are usually thrilled to help with the spritzing!
6. Use air to help keep you and your baby cool.
Remember those little fans you made by folding paper as a child? They really work!
7. Wear your lightest, thinnest baby carrier.
Our Cool Air Mesh Carriers feature cool mesh lining that have wicking properties to keep you and baby dry and perforations for airflow
8. Choose your carry position with the weather in mind.
Back carries and hip carries feel cooler in the hot weather, so try one of these if your baby is older. For an infant, we still recommend a front carry so that you can monitor your baby. If you are wrapping, choose a carry that involves the fewest layers around you, such as a rucksack carry or a kangaroo carry.