It's getting hot out there y'all. The first day of summer is not kidding, and for those of us who carry babies around, we need to keep ourselves and our tiny ones cool as well. But let's face it, sometimes baby wearing can be sweaty business, so it's time to look at some alternatives when you don't want to walk around with a soaking wet baby ruining the front of your blouse.
Never fear! We've ferreted out the coolest in baby carriers that will take you to the park, to the pool, and to many a backyard BBQ. So strap 'em in!
Be sure you get a lightly padded and light material when you pick out your Maya Wrap ($67.46) for the summer. Then you and your baby can Farmers' Market in style, without the sweat.
The only carrier my husband would ever use, you need to switch to the breathable Air version ($79.99) of the classic Swedish carrier in the summer.
When you're headed straight to the beach, wrap up your baby in the Gypsy Mama Water Wrap ($57) that wicks sweat and water away from your baby. So dive into the water, and let your baby get a taste of the ocean. Once you're out, it dries quickly while offering UV protection.
If you love the Moby wrap, but sweat like a hog when your baby is all up on you, try the Calin Bleau Cool Gauze wrap ($55) instead. Just saying the name will chill you out.
No matter what carrier you pick out, don't forget to protect your baby from the sun's rays. The Peekaru cover ($44.95) blocks out 95 percent of the harmful UVA and UVB rays, while keeping your babe nice and cool.
Do you wear your baby all summer, no matter how hot?