What should baby wear in 75 degree weather?

Answered by James Kissner

When the temperature is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, it is important to ensure that your baby is dressed comfortably to maintain their body temperature. Here are some suggestions for what your baby should wear in this weather:

1. Swaddle: If you use a swaddle, opt for one that is less than or equal to 1.0 TOG (Thermal Overall Grade). This will provide a light layer of warmth without overheating your baby. Swaddling can help your baby feel secure and promote better sleep.

2. Bodysuit: Dress your baby in a short-sleeve cotton bodysuit underneath the swaddle. Cotton is a breathable fabric that helps regulate body temperature. Short sleeves will help keep your baby cool and comfortable.

3. Pajamas: If you prefer not to swaddle, you can dress your baby in long- or short-sleeve cotton pajamas. These should be lightweight and breathable to prevent overheating. Opt for pajamas with snaps or zippers for easy diaper changes.

4. Layers: If the temperature fluctuates throughout the day, you can add or remove layers accordingly. For example, you can have a light cotton blanket nearby to add a layer if needed, or remove it if your baby starts to feel too warm.

It’s important to remember that every baby is unique and may have different preferences when it comes to clothing. Some babies may feel comfortable in just a bodysuit or pajamas, while others may prefer the added security of a swaddle. Keep an eye on your baby’s cues and adjust their clothing as necessary.

Personal experiences can vary, but I have found that dressing my baby in a short-sleeve cotton bodysuit and using a light swaddle worked well in 75-degree weather. It kept her comfortable without causing her to overheat. Remember to also consider the humidity levels and any potential drafts in the room when dressing your baby.

In 75-degree weather, dress your baby in a swaddle less than or equal to 1.0 TOG, paired with a short-sleeve cotton bodysuit. If you prefer not to use a swaddle, opt for lightweight cotton pajamas. Pay attention to your baby’s cues and adjust their clothing as needed.