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March 10th, 2013, 11:25 AM
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I was thinking of asking this in the July 2012 PR but it looks pretty dead over there..so maybe someone here has had a summer baby or an opinion on this...

I'm making a list of things to buy for baby & I'm wondering how many "warm" things to buy..(since it'll be hot here through October) how many warm blankets, socks, hats, sleepers, etc to buy? I know newborns tend to be more chilly then us, and he'll be indoors a lot for awhile in the AC..but I don't want to over buy things we won't end up using.

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March 10th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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I'm curious on this too, I'm in central California and it's hot through October at least and August tends to be our hottest month.

MIL gave us a bunch of knitted sweaters and hats... wont be needing those!
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March 10th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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My DD was a June baby, born in MD so it was hot until September. We rarely put socks on her until I went back to work (early Sept). She wore sun hats occasionally, but not "warm" hats. We didnt use any warm blankets, just thin muslin swaddle blankets (until winter when she wore fleece sleepers). Since we had them, she wore some sleepers, but not much. During the day she mostly wore just a onesie.
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March 10th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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My DD was a June baby, born in MD so it was hot until September. We rarely put socks on her until I went back to work (early Sept). She wore sun hats occasionally, but not "warm" hats. We didnt use any warm blankets, just thin muslin swaddle blankets (until winter when she wore fleece sleepers). Since we had them, she wore some sleepers, but not much. During the day she mostly wore just a onesie.
Ok that's really good to know, thanks! I figured he'd probably be living in onesies so I've already bought over 20 of them & also some cotton pants but only a few sleepers so far.
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March 10th, 2013, 11:47 AM
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Glad you asked - I'll be watching answers too!
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March 10th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Definitely thin outfits, and ones that breathe. People who don't have kids think I'm joking when I say this but in the summer babies don't always need clothes on, depending on how hot it is. If it cools down at night or you sleep with the ac on, maybe a few long sleeve sleepers. I don't plan on buying more than one package of 0-3m socks either.

Another thing to remember is to think of yourself as well. I had a nasty heat rash a few summers ago from holding and taking care of my friends babies.
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March 10th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Nathaniel was a summer baby and generally babies need about as much clothing on as you do during the summer. We kept one of those light swaddling blankets with us in his diaper bag so if it got chilly from wind or whatever, we could wrap him up a little, but that was pretty rare. He didn't need any more than that until fall.
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March 10th, 2013, 12:16 PM
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I have had 2 summer babies and for the first 3 months, they lived in onesies and I usually always had a recieving blanket to cover them. At night, I would put them in a light cotton sleeper because of the a/c in our bedroom. I rarely used socks also. It is so nice not to have to bundle them up when you want to leave the house.
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March 10th, 2013, 01:20 PM
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All good info! Thanks ladies!!
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March 10th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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I live in an area that is regularly above 110 degrees in the summer.. and I bought a few warm things ONLY because everywhere has the A/C on full blast 24/7 because of how ridiculously hot it gets here!
I actually have to bring a sweater with me if we go out to eat in the summer because after awhile the a/c gets to me... so I'd imagine a baby would get pretty chilly when inside.
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March 10th, 2013, 08:40 PM
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I don't think there's a clear-cut answer to that question, since it depends mostly on where you live. Summers here in Toronto are hot, but they're fairly short and sometimes the evenings can be a bit chilly (like in mid-late August), so although I have a lot of onesies I am also making sure I have a few light pants and long-sleeved shirts, and socks.
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March 10th, 2013, 09:11 PM
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I live in MD and my first kid was born on July 11. I always dressed her light. Short sleeve onesie, thin swaddle blanket at night, no socks, no hat. I had read that overheating a baby while they sleep can be linked to SIDS, and I was incredibly paranoid about it. People used to tell me my baby had to be cold, but I was always like 'she's fine.' I dressed my second kid warmer cause she was born November, but I still dressed her lightly for the season.

It doesn't seem to have had any ill effects. Both were rarely sick during their first 2 years of life.
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March 11th, 2013, 06:37 AM
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I love this! I have been wondering the same thing. August is usually extremely hot for us... And I don't want to overheat Bug.
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