The team of experts at Gugu Guru knows that parents need some special baby gear and goods to make sure your little one is properly protected, safe and pampered during the warmer months. Overheating and sunburn are serious safety issues for summer newborns and infants. However, this is the season most of us savor and having an infant shouldn’t keep you from having a little fun this summer! Here, our picks for the best beat-the-heat and summer-ready items for parents of infants.
Summer Baby Must-Have: Seasonal Sleepwear
Overheating any time of year presents a serious danger for sleeping babes, and the risk obviously increases as the mercury rises during summer. Known for their different sleepwear specific to seasons, ergoPouch just released its new Layers tog rated sleep wear is made with organic cotton for breathability and are Tog rated for warmth. This luxuriously soft sleepwear collection can be mixed and matched underneath the ergoPouch range of swaddles, sleep bags and sleepsuit bags for year-round comfort.
Summer Baby Must-Have: The Baby Monitor
While baby is napping is the perfect time to get outside in the backyard or front porch and enjoy some of that fresh summer air. Just make sure you have a good baby monitor. The Project Nursery Smart Nursery Wi-Fi Baby Monitor not only allows you to check in from anywhere on your smartphone or tablet, but it works with Amazon Alexa to help you along the way.
Summer Baby Must-Have: Swaddle Blanket
Pediatricians don’t recommend applying sunscreen to babies under 6 months old. So what’s a summer time mom to do? We recommend carrying a light swaddling blanket (or two) in your diaper bag. Aside from using it as a sun shade for baby, you can also use as a breastfeeding cover or a light layer during walks. Made of premium knit, Copper Pearl’s soft blanket sets are lightweight and breathable, meaning your little one will stay comfy and cozy without overheating.
Summer Baby Must-Have: Summer-Takes on Everyday Essentials
We consider a pacifier a must-have for many reasons. Aside from the soothing qualities, recent studies show that offering a pacifier to your baby can reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.) If you’re going to use a pacifier, why not choose one of these cute summery designs from industry leading brand MAM?
Summer Baby Must-Have: Sleeveless Rompers
When the temperature rises, your baby is going to want nothing to do with some frilly outfit with complicated layers. Be sure to add sleeveless rompers. We are loving the new designs from Finn + Emma. These rompers are high quality, comfy and, best of all, 100% organic. Plus, they look super-cute on newborns!
Summer Baby Must Have: Sunscreen
This one is definitely a no-brainer but not all sunscreens are made alike. Good for the entire family (because everyone needs sun protection), we are big fans of the sheer, strong and sensitive zinc-based sunscreens from Babo Botanicals.
Summer Baby Must-Have: Baby Sunglasses
Eye protection from the sun is no joke for any age (the delicate eye region is a common spot for skin cancer to develop). Keep baby’s eyes protected and reduce the glare of the sun with a pair of UV-protective shades made for newborns. For baby’s first sunglasses (and beyond) we love Real Kids Shades. The My First Shades sunglasses have 100% UVA/UVB protection, shatterproof lenses plus an adjustable band and wrap around frames to protect your little babe’s peepers.
Summer Baby Must-Have: Easy Diaper Changing Station
Whether you’re at the beach, the pool, the park or on vacation, this summer – if you have an infant, you’ll need to be prepared for on-the-go diaper changes. One of our all-time favorite products at Gugu Guru is the Skip Hop Pronto Signature Changing Station. This ultra-convenient clutch features a wipe-clean, zip-off changing pad, built-in pillow and translucent wipes case for timely refills. We are digging the new brushstroke print for summer.
Summer Baby Must Have: Baby Swim Clothes
It might some time before your baby actually does the breaststroke, but chances are you’ll still want to bring your little one to the beach or pool this summer. We absolutely love the adorable sun UPF 50+ UV protection swimwear and SPF sunsuits for infants and newborns from SwimZip. Grab one of their sun hats too, which is a must for any child during the summer.
Summer Baby Must Have: Multi-Purpose Car Seat Cover
One of the biggest surprises first time moms discover is how much time baby spends in the car seat. Once they fall asleep in there, it could be hours before your tot comes out of their car seat. You’ll find yourself toting them around in it everywhere and anywhere. Make sure they’re safely protected from UV rays beating down on them with a stylish cover. Covered Goods nursing covers not only offers all over coverage for breastfeeding moms but also allows for the cover to conveniently convert for use as a car seat cover, shopping cart cover and scarf.
Summer Baby Must Have: Outdoor Blanket
From picnics in the park to outdoor music festivals, chances are you’ll be spending loads of time sitting on the ground this summer. You’ll want something safe, water-resistant and durable to place baby on top of. The Dream Blanket by baby registry favorite brand aden+anais comes in gorgeous prints and makes a snuggly surface to lay your little one on no matter where the day takes you – a park, the beach or just playing around on the floor.
Summer Baby Must Have: Travel Feeding Essentials
If you’re planning on traveling anywhere this summer, be sure to equip yourself with feeding gear and essentials that are built for those on-the-go situations. We are huge fans of the Australian brand b.box who make award-winning innovative products such as the Travel Bib and Flexible Spoon and the Travel Drying Rack.
Summer Baby Must Have: 2 in 1 Travel & Play Tent
Whether you’re heading to the beach or simply for a “staycation” style picnic in your backyard, a tent to protect from nature’s elements is a great idea. The Nidö Mini from bbluv is not only ideal for any kind of travel but it’s perfect for the beach, the park or the playroom! It protects from UVA and UVB rays, sand, wind and mosquitoes.
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