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  • Judge how to dress your baby based on the clothing you need to be comfortable. A temperature that is comfortable for you will also be comfortable for your baby.

    • In the summer, dress your baby in cool, lightweight clothing. When you are outdoors, put a wide-brimmed hat on your baby. Be sure to protect your baby from direct sunlight. Ask your baby's health care provider about using sunscreen.
    • In the winter, dress your baby in layers. Be sure not to overdress your baby. A baby's hands and feet often feel cool. Touch your baby's chest to see if his body is too warm or too cool.