I have had aloe vera's forever and have them go dry for weeks before watering. They are in a sunny breezeway, but not outdoors. I keep some succulents and cactus in my hubbies smoke shack (lots of windows and hot when dun comes out) during the spring, summer and fall, but here in the south sound it tends to be too wet for them outside. They need to get and stay dry for an extended time between waterings. Our cool nights are hard on wet roots. One way of helping them stay dry enough so they don't rot is I keep them under glass top tables (have a couple of end tables). It is how I have kept some of my semps and sedums going that rotted otherwise. For the hardies succulents I can even winter them outside under the tables if I never water them until late spring. During our last hot spell they got their first watering since last August. Oh yeh, they are in very shallow, old enamel, rusted through small dish pans.
Good luck with your new baby.