It is August and we're in the midst of Summer. Two bodies in a constant hug will feel warm to both persons. It may eventually become less uncomfortable as the bodies temperatures regulate, but nonetheless, we may have a very fussy baby by then. Whether you are using a LÍLLÉbaby All Seasons or an Airflow, which offer great breathability via design and fabric, there are additional things you can do to help yourself be cooler. These tips also apply if you decided for any other LÍLLÉbaby carrier or even a ring sling.
Cooling towel– Yes! There are towels that actually get cold and will help you keep yourself and baby cooler. These towels come in different sizes. You can either wear them rolled on your neck or unfolded on your head. A good way to keep baby cool is to place the towel on top of the carrier panel.
Hats and/or umbrella– You are hands-free, so you can use one of those hands to hold an umbrella. Also, there are hands-free umbrellas that you can either use as a hat. I find an umbrella is better for those babies that cannot stand wearing a hat (which can be a good idea for protecting baby from the sun).
Small battery-powered fan– Most of these fans are clip-on so you can clip them on to the strap of your carrier. These fans can even come in handy if there is a power outage in your house. And of course, safety first – make sure fan is away from babe and positioned secured.
These are just a few simple ways to help anyone babywearing to stay cooler in the hot summer days. Have more tips? Make sure to share them in the comments with us.
*This blog has been contributed by LÍLLÉbaby Brand Ambassador Hermarís Diaz-Bobé.