Cool carrying this summer? Here's how to choose the right material.
The summer is almost here. Hopefully warm, wonderful days in the sun awaits. A common question posed by parents when the temperatures rise is if it’s too hot to carry in a baby carrier during summertime.
The short answer is no! To carry your baby during the summer equals freedom. It makes it a lot easier to go on all those adventures and trips together. However, it’s important to choose a carrier with breathable material to make sure that you and your baby are comfortable.
How to choose the right material during summer?
1. Natural fabrics such as cotton are comfortable in the heat
Cotton is always a good choice in the heat. It’s a material with natural fibers, which makes it cool even though the fabric itself can be quite thick. The fiber structure makes it more breathable than other fabrics and it is also highly absorbent. Therefore, it wears beautifully both in dry heat and humid conditions.
If you have a smaller baby and are thinking about a baby wrap, cotton is a good alternative during summertime. It’s nice and soft against the baby’s skin, offers a natural UV-protection and is light and cool to wear.
2. Choose durable materials that last
All those summer adventures require durable material. Kids (and not to forget those sloppy adults) have a tendency to be quite messy, and you want to be able to move freely without worrying about dirt. Also, it’s important to be able to put the baby carrier or baby nest down on the ground without ruining it.
Thicker, more robust fabrics such as jeans, lasts for a long time without being worn down. Feel the fabric thickness and structure before making a choice, and don’t forget to check the washing instructions. To be able to just throw the baby carrier in the washing machine if it gets dirty makes life a lot easier.
3. Active? Pick a carrier that matches your lifestyle
If you’re active and move around a lot with your baby, it’s important that the baby is breathable, flexible and practical. Sports- and activewear often consists of materials such as jersey, a material that’s comfortable and easy to move around and stay active in.
Jersey is a finely knitted material with features resembling both silk and cotton, making it cool and airy to wear. The fabric is elastic and flexible, letting you move around and stay active easily. The stretch, softness, and absorbency of the fabric is not only good for those active days. It also makes it a great choice for lounging.
4. Make sure that the baby carrier ensures good airflow
It’s really important to buy a baby carrier that ensures good airflow to prevent your baby from being overheated. Some fabrics are quite compact, making it hard for the air to flow back and forth.
Airmesh is a unique loosely knitted material that gives stability and is soft and airy for the baby. The lightweight fabric has an open hole structure that wicks the moisture away from the body, and lets the air flow freely. It’s both breathable and cool, both for the baby and for you, and practical to use. The airmesh fabric is durable, easy to clean and water repellent.
Najell Easy in Mercury Grey - our coolest baby carrier by far
We have designed a baby carrier for all days. It doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold, if you’re home or out, if the day is active or lazy. By combining airmesh with jersey we have developed a functional, cool and practical baby carrier. The material is both flexible and easy to move around in, and at the same time breathable and water repellent.