In summer, the first thing you must do is to remove the excess bedding on which your baby sleeps. A simple soft bed sheet will do. Make your baby lie on that if room temperature crosses 24 degrees C. If you are going out in the sun make sure your baby is wearing very light, cotton clothes and a sun cap. Contrary to winters where you must use disposable diapers, summer calls for cotton cloth diapers. This is because the synthetic material of the disposable diaper could cause severe heat rashes.
Try to keep the summer clothing as simple as possible. You can make your baby wear cotton shorts and front open shirts or sleeveless Ts or even simple A-line frocks held at the shoulder by straps. If it is very hot, you can keep your baby only in diapers because pants and diapers together could produce a lot of heat. Make your baby wear light muslin cloth diapers at home and don’t cover her up when a sleep. Even if you do use a soft cotton sheet to cover her, keep her hands exposed to allow self-cooling.
Black and dark-coloured clothes usually absorb heat. So try to avoid those colours. White, yellow, pink and other light colours will keep your baby cool during the scorching heat of the summer. You must also keep in mind that you do not to make your baby wear synthetic fabrics that could produce skin irritation.