Traditionally people knit for babies – bootees, hats, matinee jackets, dresses and dungarees. All these things are lovely, and for a summer baby you can add other things.
Summer time is the time to look at organic and cotton items – these will be free from any chemicals and will keep cooler breezes off the baby while allowing them to keep cool in the heat.
Organic cotton blankets and cotton shawls are ideal for summertime as a baby can be wrapped up or be allowed to lie on the ground on their own cotton blanket and enjoy the feel of summer air around them. Wearing an organic cotton bodysuit as well makes sure that your baby is comfortable and kept warm, but not too warm.
Keep an eye on your baby in the heat to make sure that they are not overheating – if they feel very hot and sweaty then you could undo some of the clothes and allow the air over them – of course with small babies there is always another side and you also have to make sure they don’t get chilled.
And always, babies must be kept out of the heat of the sun as their tender skin can be seriously sunburnt. A cotton shawl or blanket can even be useful here to make a quick sunshade if needed.