I'm hoping some moms out there can help. Squirmy is still in his Chicco cortina KeyFit carrier car seat/ stroller system thingy. I do my best to keep the car as cool as possible in the awful record heat in FL. I keep a sun shade up when we're out, keep the car seat inside even if he's not in the seat, turn on the car before I put him in, and keep the a/c BLASTING (not very green and it's killing my gas mileage). I dress him coolly and have given up on socks and/or shoes (I love having him dressed to the Ts when we go out). He does much better in the car if he's swaddled (via SwaddleMe cloths...love them!). I've started leaving his feet out and just swaddling his arms in the light cotton SwaddleMe. If I don't swaddle him his moro reflex startles him too much with stop and go and he cries the whole time...which makes him hotter.
And yet...I still pull out a sweating baby EVERY time :( I'm afraid to swaddle his arms to make him hotter, but if I don't he fusses and makes himself even MORE sweaty. At home he's not a typically warm baby. In fact, at night he wears warm sleepers, gets swaddled in a fleece SwaddleMe, and dons a hat....and never sweats.
Does anyone have any tips to keep our boy cool in the car?