The summer months are almost upon us, and that means soon you’ll be enjoying the warm weather. That being said, if you’ve got a newborn you may be wondering how to best go about handling the higher temperatures outdoors with them so that you can both be comfortable. While you still have some time to get ready for the inevitable temperature spikes, here are a few things to focus on so that you and your baby are ready to face the summer in style.
Get ready for swimsuit season.
If you’re still holding on to a few extra pounds after having your baby, that’s nothing to be ashamed of! After all, carrying a baby around for nine months is hard work and since birth, you’ve likely been caring for your child and handling other tasks far more important than heading to the gym. Even so, you may want to slim down with summer coming up and swimsuit season right around the corner.
Finding the right weight loss program can go a long way in you actually seeing results and sticking to a plan. For example, if you’ve struggled with accountability in the past, it may be helpful to have one-on-one coaching and help from medical professionals and health coaches to help guide you through your journey. The right program should also leverage real nutrition and food instead of additive-filled shakes, as well as science-backed research and body composition monitoring to go deeper than the tabloids and your bathroom scale.
Making the commitment to lose weight can be a challenge. Even so, if you think about it as an investment in your own health for your baby’s future, it could help put things in perspective.
Accessorize your stroller to keep things cool.
You may find yourself walking more outside with your baby in a stroller if weight loss and increased physical activity is on your mind. While many strollers have shades that keep the sun off of your newborn, if the outside temperature is over eighty degrees, your baby could still get uncomfortable, even in the shade. Protecting your baby from high temperatures is pivotal if you want to avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other health complications. This is where the right accessories for your stroller can make a big difference.
One thing you’ll definitely want to purchase to keep your baby cool during summer is a baby stroller fan. Especially because your baby can’t always communicate to you if it’s overheated, erring on the side of caution and letting a fan run to keep them cool can be a great way to be safe. There are dozens of different stroller fans on the market, but some of the best stroller fans are compact, feature a rechargeable battery and foam blades, and can run for a long time off of one charge. Smaller fans with a compact design are always best since you know that you’ll be able to arrange them in different areas, even using them on a car seat if necessary to keep your newborn comfortable.
Purchase clothes that breathe.
One final thing to keep in mind as you get yourself and your newborn ready for the summer is the importance of picking clothes made out of breathable material. Especially if you need to change your baby’s diaper while you’re out and about, having breathable clothing will help them stay dry and cool after the fact. The more loose weight and light your baby’s outfits are, the better, even when it comes to infant swimwear. Ventilation is a must, too, so be sure that the clothing really is made of breathable fabrics in addition to using a stroller fan as mentioned above.