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Going home outfit for August baby?

(10 Posts)
oinkyoink Tue 28-Jun-11 11:26:25

what should i plan to put my August born baby in to bring them home? surely it will be warmish then (if not sweltering) so i am confused!

Renaissance227 Tue 28-Jun-11 11:53:09

Why are you confused Oinkyoink?

MonkeeMummy Tue 28-Jun-11 11:54:33

Hey, I'm also expecting a baby in August. When my DD was born in Aug 04, it was v. warm but windy evening and the hospital advised 'layering' - vest (although I think this is OTT), sleepsuit with feet, cardy with hood and/or light cotton hat. Even if it's warm, babies find it difficult to maintain their body temperature, so that's what ours will be coming home in.

MonkeeMummy Tue 28-Jun-11 11:57:59

Sorry, that should have been came home from hospital on a v.warm but windy evening... we spent the day trying to escape from the swelteringly hot ward but weren't given our discharge papers until 6pm.

NotJustKangaskhan Tue 28-Jun-11 12:39:49

For my August baby, it was a nappy, sleep suit, light coverall jacket, and a hat (because on the days she was born, the midwives had told my husband off for not having a hat ready for her -- in the middle of a heat wave in August. We in a very warm room - We thought they were nuts, particularly as the light jacket had a hood for when we went out, but now my husband makes sure there are plenty of baby hats at hands near a birth).

jezebelle Tue 28-Jun-11 12:46:27

I would suggest hat, vest and sleepsuit, no matter how warm they will insist on a hat smile

babyonbord Tue 28-Jun-11 14:06:34

babies should wear one more layer than you thats the general rule

goodnightmoon Tue 28-Jun-11 14:55:56

yeah, watch out for the maternity police. we brought my son home on a 30 degree day in July, and were told off for getting ready to leave with him in a vest. We added a sleep suit but come on - he wasn't going to catch a chill! i don't think i even bought any hats.

snowchick1977 Tue 28-Jun-11 17:20:30

I've got a nappy, vest, babygro with feet and integral mittens, a hat and maybe a light cardi, although I think a blanket in the car seat will do as well. Got all this in a tiny separate bag in my case, so it's easier to find

oinkyoink Wed 29-Jun-11 14:27:45

cheers all... i was confused because i know thy need a hat and an extra layer but at the same time if it is really warm outside then can i avoid the littel cotton jacket/cardi? i guess i will bring one with me and see...

not long to go now!!!

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