Now that the warmer weather is here and the long winter is officially gone. Some people worry about overheating during the summer so they consider sending their woven wrap into hibernation. Well, we've got good news for your today! The good news is that you can still 100% enjoy your woven wrap in the summer. Here are some useful tips..
Lighter clothing in terms of thickness: Wearing clothes with very light thickness is a good way of ensuring that you and your baby are well ventilated while babywearing in the summer. Short sleeve or sleeve tops or dresses will ensure a good air flow too
Gather your wrap panels! Tying your wrap in a gathered way ensures that you’re not too swaddled and your baby is still well supported.
Minimal layering: Wearing less layers under your wrap is also a great way of ensuring that you and your baby remain cool throughout the warm season
Good hydration: As you and baby are likely to lose more body fluids like sweat more, it is good practice to ensure that you drink adequate water and baby is well hydrated as well
Sun cream or another skin protection you’d normally use
Sun hat/head support: As well as the option of gently tucking baby’s head under the right or left panel, you can opt for a little sun hat for your little one to give additional sun protection. Mum/Dad shouldn’t be left out as well, rock that sun hat too! You can also support your little one's head by ensuring that your wrap's upper selvage reaches the nape of your little one's neck.
Single layer carries like a simple rucksack carry are a good choice for your back carries. The weave of all our wraps are strong enough to support your little one even in a single layer carry. Ring slings are a good example of a one layer carrier and we now have some in stock on our website
Conclusively, our light weight and mid-weight woven wraps are very breathable and they will make great summer wraps especially when you incorporate all our above useful tips
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Hello, my name is Bisi, babywearing consultant (SoB CIC), mother to two cheeky & very special kids (Joy and Joseph). Our 3rd baby has been christened Joy&Joe baby wrap slings! and we loveeee babywearing :)