Lbh, being pregnant during the summer can suck. Like, real bad. But you can dress super cute, which makes up for some of the lameness (heartburn from drinking… water; swollen everything, because it’s hot AF; wetness everywhere, because hormones and human growing). If you’re due in the summer, then you’ll finally have a little sidekick to chill with when the weather turns up. Fun times to come, for sure, but it also means that you’ll need to keep both (or more, if you have a few little ones already or just welcomed multiples) of you hydrated, both of you protected, both of you comfortable, both of you cool, and both of you relaxed.
But don’t sweat it—we gotchu. Keep these warm-weather essentials on deck and you and baby are golden (if not a little sun-kissed, too, mama).
Speaking of lightweight, you’re gonna want to lighten the load whenever you’re out and about with the little one. Which might be hard with a traditional diaper bag, but that’s not what the
Kibou’s about. This super-stylish diaper bag sits on your waist or crossbody, and it can hold all of your essentials, including a detachable changing pad and a built-in waterproof pocket to stash 20+ wet wipes for all kinds of diaper duty. Minimalism at its finest.
If you loved the breeziness of a maxi dress when you were pregnant, you’ll live for this equally-comfy
romper during the 4th trimester. It’s got what babe needs to be happy—button closures down the front for easy boob access (if you’re breastfeeding)—and you’ll be pumped about the adjustable drawstring and elastic waistband and the crazy soft and lightweight cotton.
We’re under no illusions about the summer postpartum period. Tummy time inside and muslin swaddle rocks in the recliner while the AC is cranking = perfection. But getting outside for some fresh air when you can is a great way to bond with your new boo and get back to being active (when you feel like it, of course, no pressure). Attach this bladeless
fan to your stroller—universal hub included—and take a walk to the park. We promise, it’s only a matter of time before another mama chats you up about the magic fan keeping your baby hush and happy.
quenched during pregnancy was incredibly important, but now that babe is earthside, “hydrating for two” means a whole other thing. If you’re nursing, you need to be drinking water all day long (like +/- 16 glasses per day). We’re big believers in the ‘if it’s cute, you’ll reach for it when you’re thirsty’ kind of inspiration, so consider this gorgeous glass bottle your go-to. That wide mouth is easy to drink from, and it makes adding vitamin supplements—if you need them—a total breeze. Plus, it fits in most cup holders #win.
You totally deserve all the couch lounging, cuddle sessions with your newborn, but when you do want to adventure outside—even if it’s just in your backyard—you need a cushy place to hang. We love a portable play
mat for this express purpose and wander & roam’s vegan leather mats are major. They’re water-resistant, stain-resistant, wipeable, non-toxic, and they fold easily for trips and storage. And with vegan leather on top, flocked suede on the bottom, and a gorgeous range of prints available, they’re a far cry from boring primary color foam tiles.
Sunscreen is non-negotiable any time you’re out in the sun (yup, even during the winter), but during the summer, you best be slathering it on. Our SPF 50, mineral-based (100% non-nano zinc oxide) broad spectrum formula is stacked with antioxidant-rich botanical extracts to protect sensitive postpartum skin from 99% of UV rays, prevent hyperpigmentation, and give the complexion a burst of natural, nourishing hydration. Oh! And hello neon pink cap, we love a good Barbiecore moment.
We’ll be fans of the nakey babes in diapers-only look forever, especially in the summer when it’s scorching. But when you have insanely cute and comfy organic cotton
onesies (read: breathable) like this to dress them in, why not? It’s a short-sleeved bodysuit basics kind of summer, and we’re here for it. Espesh when the sea theme prints are 👌.
If there’s one word you need to know about summer and newborns, it’s
linen. Linen is soft. It’s breathable. It’s loose and lightweight. And when it’s hot outside, it’s one of the coolest fabrics you can wrap your baby in. Whether you’re taking a walk around the neighborhood, bringing baby to brunch to meet your besties, or just switching things up for naptime at home, babywearing with this 100% natural, sustainable linen ring sling is straight-up luxury.
By the end of your preggo journey you were probs used to sleeping sans clothes, because holy F you were hot and annoyed and clothing was the ultimate mood killer (if
the sex was still hot, then teach us your ways, mama. But now that you’re not sharing your bod with anyone, you can go back to more stylish slumbers. Our classic pointelle nightgown is pretty, ultra soft and airy for summer, and sooo stretchy. Seriously, you really don’t even need to unbutton to nurse at night.