As the leaves begin to fall and the weather turns colder, it's time to start thinking about how you can keep your baby warm and comfortable this fall and winter season. Caring for your baby during the colder months does have it challenges, but that doesn't mean you have to lock your family indoors for months. Here are a few helpful tips for handling some of the top cold weather troubles.
The Cold Outdoors
Contrary to what your elders may have told you, it is OK to take your bundle of joy out in the cold. The rules here are 1. Ensure that it isn't too windy or chilly. 2. Don't stay outside for an extended period of time. 3. Always be cautious. If you're too cold, then your baby will be too cold outdoors. Use your mommy gut, it won't steer you wrong.
Keeping Baby Warm in His\Her Crib
Loose blankets in babies beds increase the risk of SIDS. So you mommies in the North may struggle with how you can keep your little love warm in his bed, while keeping him safe at the same time. You'll want to start with dressing your baby in a warm long-sleeved, footed onesie. Then, swaddle him with a light blanket. When it comes to the nursery temperature, a good rule of thumb is to make it comfortable for a lightly clothed adult. Never ever use a space heater to warm the room. One simple tip over of the heater could send the room up in flames.
Germs, Germs and More Germs
Winter time is prime time for the growth of viruses. If your baby is 8 weeks old or less, it is recommended to keep the baby at home. If you must take baby out, kindly let friends and family know that you prefer that they don't touch baby. Because she is so vulnerable to viruses at this age, it's best to measure on the side of caution.
One of the best things about having a winter baby is the opportunity to stay home and cuddle as the snow drifts. It's the perfect setting for bonding time, catching up on needed rest and relishing in these tiny moments. Once the snow ceases, spend some sunny time outdoors for a short period of time. Our 3-n-1 cover is the perfect accessory for keeping your baby warm while in his car seat. It keeps prying eyes at bay and the lightweight material allows baby to breath freely while keeping him shielded from the outdoor elements.
Did you have a winter baby? Share with us some tips that you used to keep your little sweetie warm, safe and healthy!