When my son was born in the middle of a scorching Adelaide summer, wearing him in a carrier was tricky. I loved the close snuggles, but did not enjoy the trickling sweat that accompanied them! Wearing a baby can be like strapping a hot water bottle to your torso – great in winter and pretty uncomfortable in summer! Wouldn’t you agree? The problem is this: babies don’t suddenly stop wanting to be worn just because it’s hot. Toddlers will still demand their lunch and you’ll need to make it at the same time that the baby needs to be held. Kangatraining classes will still make you work up a sweat, even more than normal! So what can you do?
The answer is both simple, and affordable: the Baby Mumma Babywearing Cooling Towel!
How do I use a babywearing cooling towel?
To use, simply wet the towel, wring it out, and wear! If it dries out or you find it isn’t cooling well enough after a time, simply follow the three steps again to reactivate. It really is that easy! The towel works by evaporation – when wet, the fabric will cool to 15 degrees below the outdoor ambient temperature. As long as the towel has moisture, and there is some airflow present, the cooling effect will continue.
Wear around your head or neck to stay cool, or if your baby is over six months old, you can slip it between them and the wearer. (Babies don’t regulate their own temperature well before this point, so best to use it on yourself only until your little one is at least 6 months.) These towels are also great if you attend a Kangatraining class, or any exercise or gym class.
What can I use it for? Is it just for babywearing?
Although called a “babywearing cooling towel”, this towel is the perfect accessory for any warm activities, or just whenever you feel hot!Use one around your neck when going for a walk or working in the garden, or drape it over your child’s legs while they are in their car seat or pram. These towels are also wonderful for those who are more prone to feeling the heat, such as pregnant or menopausal women. Our towel is made from a light microfibre material, similar in texture to a basketball singlet. It has a drapey feel to it, so it works well to mold around you or your baby, and it is delightfully soft!
Babies are messy. How do I care for my cooling towel?
Perhaps most importantly of all the features, caring for the towel is easy. While out and about, you can store the towel in the accompanying storage pouch, and then simply let it air out when you get home. It’s machine washable too, as all good baby-related products should be. Just what tired, sleep deprived parents need, am I right?!
Sounds good, how to I get one?
Head on over to the product listing for the Babywearing Cooling Towel, and choose your colour. Available in five colours, there’s bound to be one you love! And to make them even better value, postage is FREE!