Jokes11 mins ago
What to take a baby home from hospital in?
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The main danger with new born babies is that they might overheat which could (in rare occasions) lead to convulsions, so it is best to err on the side of less clothing. However, it would be a good idea to wait and see what the weather is like on the day. As far as I know, midwives always follow you to the car (assuming your partner or other person is picking you up by car); I have never been too sure why they do this, it may be in order to make sure you know how to secure the child seat properly. It would be a good opportunity to ask if the baby is over or under dressed. On a warm day, I think a nappy and a babygro (meaning a garment with either short or long sleeves and poppers that do up under the crotch so it does not ride up the back) should be enough. A cotton blanket would be handy. Socks get lost, and I have never seen the point of scratch mittens although some people like them. Hat optional. Best of luck!!!
Hi there, my daughter was born just 2 years ago so i have fairly recent experience. i would go with the nappy/bodysuit and 1 more layer plus make sure you haev a blanket with you just incase its breezy. The best advice i heard was theat the baby should always be wearing one more layer than you would need yourself. Hope this helps you and good luck when the time comes :-)
From a Harvard Medical School site:
You should dress your baby as you dress yourself, varying the types and amount of clothing according to the weather or room temperature. Babies are small and tend to lose body heat more easily than adults, but they also can get overheated if dressed too warmly. Check your baby's skin temperature by feeling the back of his neck or his arms or chest. Don't judge his temperature by his hands and feet, because they are usually cooler than the rest of the body. If your baby is too warm, he will feel hot all over and may look flushed, feel sweaty, or develop a bumpy heat rash. If your baby is too cold, he will feel cold and may be fussy or curled up tightly to keep warm.
As a general rule of thumb, dress your baby in one more layer of clothing than you are wearing. On very hot days, your baby will probably be comfortable wearing just a diaper and a cotton undershirt. On cooler days, add layers of clothing until your baby feels warm enough. Several light layers of clothing retain heat better than one thick layer, and outer layers can be easily added or removed as the surrounding air temperature changes. Hats help to retain body heat in cool weather and protect against the summer sun...