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Wool on newborn in summer

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Wool on newborn in summer

Postby confusinglady » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:23 pm

Ok talk to me about wool on a newborn or small person born in the summer. Baby due in August and I ve never really got in the swing of wool but would like to give it a go.
I have one soaker which I knitted for Dd2 which I d say is small and I used on her at night when she was newborn/ small.
If I want to use during the day in aug , with no suit over the top, am I likely to use just soakers or am I likely to want shorties? I ve never had a summer baby help!

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Re: Wool on newborn in summer

Postby Soupdragon » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:37 pm

Callum was in wool in summer as a newborn. We just went with soakers and rompers. Or, sometimes, just a soaker and tee. But that's because a) of how hot it is over here and b) because newborn/small sizes get outgrown so quickly, that I didn't want to spend the money/time on either buying or making something that wouldn't get worn for very long. It's just personal preference, really. :) You could always add baby legs to soakers, if you thought it was too chilly.

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Re: Wool on newborn in summer

Postby Shaunie » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:58 pm

If you don't want to use anything over the top such as a sleepsuit, I reckon it will be fine because newborns are usually snuggled with mamma, in a sling or moses basket etc so will be warm or have a blanket on chilly days.

Personally I find that unless it's roasting hot and your house gets very warm, baby would need a blanket or something anyway. DS3 was born at the end of March when it was socrching here but it was chilly in the house for a newbie so still worn longies or a soaker and a sleepsuit :D

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Re: Wool on newborn in summer

Postby Louise » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:07 pm

M was born in July so I had soakers for under sleepsuits, a couple of rompers and some shorties and skirties. It wasn't that hot in July so I also got some longies after she had arrived.

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Re: Wool on newborn in summer

Postby confusinglady » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:51 am

Thanks everyone :)

Shaunie wrote:Personally I find that unless it's roasting hot and your house gets very warm, baby would need a blanket or something anyway. DS3 was born at the end of March when it was socrching here but it was chilly in the house for a newbie so still worn longies or a soaker and a sleepsuit :D

That's what I was thinking, my dd2 was March too and was well wrapped up.
We can t guarantee its even going to be warm in August can we :giggle:
Ok so I might make another soaker out of the wool I have ( don t think it would make anything bigger), so I can put sleeps suits over the top, and then some longies so they could maybe last into Sept depending on when baby arrives.

Thanks again all :D

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Re: Wool on newborn in summer

Postby clothmama » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:10 am

Louis slept in shorties both here and in the south of France where we lived before when it was hot, just with a tshirt and sheet / light blanket as required :D .

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Re: Wool on newborn in summer

Postby Little Pants » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:33 am

You can put anything over the top, if it's cool, provided it's now tight enough to squeeze the nappy underneath. Soakers, shorties, longies or skirties are all cute though


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