How should I dress my baby in cold weather?
Babies are vulnerable to various infections and viruses early in life. Their immune system is not strong enough to fight potential infections. Winters are pleasant, but they also create a favorable environment for developing and spreading infections and diseases (e.g., cold, cough, flu, pneumonia, etc.). Therefore, the baby must be appropriately dressed and warm throughout the season.
There are safety concerns for babies at any time of the year - winter is no exception. Yes, honey, it's cold outside, but that's no reason not to enjoy the weather. Babies need help regulating their body temperature on cold days. In this article, you’ll get the primary concerns on how parents can or should dress their babies in cold weather.
Let's look at some tips to keep a newborn comfortable & warm.
1: Take care of your baby's skin properly
The winter season is the season of dryness, especially the skin. Avoid chapped areas by applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the exposed parts of your baby's face, nose, lips, and chin. Ask your pediatrician about other brands of sunscreen. Invest in a cool mist humidifier to keep the air comfortable and not too dry from home heaters.
2: Start by looking at what you're wearing
The general rule is that your baby should be in one more layer of clothes than you. So, if you're wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt, your little one might need a singlet and a long-sleeved t-shirt. They may need a jacket on top if you're in a jumper. Practice common sense here, but if you're rocking a t-shirt and shorts, your baby doesn't need to be in a snowsuit.
3: The temperature of Hands & Feet is not an indicator of the Baby’s Comfort
It is common to feel your baby's feet and hands are cold and assume they are, but a more accurate way to check your baby's body temperature is to feel his chest, Back, or stomach. These areas should feel warm but not hot. Cold feet and hands are standard and do not indicate the baby's comfort.
4: Accessories that keep little ones warm
Wool is an excellent material for hats and mittens to keep moisture from the skin. Synthetic material is also a cheap option; stay away from cotton! If you don't want to buy woolen baby socks that will quickly outgrow them, you can use large children's or even adult woolen socks on your baby's feet and hands to keep small limbs warm.
Woolen Clothes are an excellent choice for gloves when conditions aren't wet, and the baby wants a little more skill. They also dig well under waterproof gloves for added warmth and protection. Wool or fleece scarves or neck warmers are great for extra insulation, but make sure they are loose-fitting and don't restrict your baby's airway.
5: Keep baby comfortable during winter sleep
New mothers are often most concerned about their baby's sleep during winter. One of the most popular and comfortable baby sleepwear is pajamas with baby legs. Because your little one is covered from neck to toe in the same outfit, you can be sure they'll be more comfortable than if they were separate. Plus, one zipper makes it easy to change diapers in the middle of the night. Another favorite option is long sleeve onesies, rompers, body pants, and socks. Even if the baby wears separate clothes, the one-piece body ensures that the stomach and back are always covered.
If your baby needs an extra layer, try a swaddle or a portable blanket. These unique sleep accessories have convenient velcro straps and zippers to keep the blanket secure throughout the night. You can find them in several different materials - from wool to cotton.
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