Comfortable Baby Gown

Comfortable Baby Gown - DancingNow that Arya is getting bigger we’ve had to pack away her small newborn clothes and start using bigger size baby clothes.

One of her new outfits is a cute one-piece that looks like a bag.

I’ve learned that these baby bags have a better name; they are called baby gowns. While I hate the poorly designed baby gowns that make my daughter cry, I would highly recommend comfortable baby gowns to any parent.

The trick is to find a baby gown with one of two features.

The more common feature is for the gown to be loosely-fitted on the bottom with no heavy fabric to prevent the baby clothing from riding up and rubbing against baby’s sensitive tummy.

The better feature is for the gown to have front buttons on the bottom to hold it securely in place on top of baby’s diaper.
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When is it Too Hot For My Baby Outside?

When Is It Too Hot For My Baby OutsideTemperatures climbed to 96 degrees today leading me to wonder: when is it too hot for my baby outside?

The heat wasn’t the only problem. Humidity was above 55 percent for most of the day. The combination of high heat and high humidity become increasingly dangerous for children and especially for young babies like my daughter.

Given my previous research [see Is It Too Hot For My Baby To Go Outdoors?] on the topic of babies and outdoor temperature I was especially concerned starting from 11am this morning when the thermostat climbed above 90 degrees.
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Safe Sunscreen For Babies Under 6 Months

Safe Sunscreen For Babies Under 6 MonthsSince babies need sunscreen if they are exposed to direct sunlight, I needed to find safe sunscreen for babies under 6 months for my daughter.

We try hard to keep Arya out of direct sunlight at all times.

When outdoors we use a combination of hats, stroller covers, blankets, and umbrellas to block the sun from hitting her delicate skin. Unfortunately there are some events — like Father’s Day at Fenway Park — where blocking all the sun is impossible.
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Taking Baby to the Park

Taking Baby to the ParkArya and I enjoyed this afternoon at the park. With perfect 70 degree weather and the Boston Public Garden only a few minutes away, taking baby to the park was an easy call.

I have pushed Arya through the park many times. Our normal walk to the grocery store takes us through the heart of both Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden. Today was the first time we specifically stopped to spend time in the park itself.
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