Dressing Your Baby When It Is Cold Outside

Dressing Your Baby When It Is Cold Outside

Although the sun may be shining at the moment, there is no denying that the majority of the year is cold here in the UK. With that in mind, it is important that you have your baby’s winter wardrobe prepared. However, dressing your child for cold weather can be a lot easier said than done. After all, your baby won’t be able to tell you if they are uncomfortable, and so you need to look out for the signs to ensure they are the right temperature. Read on to discover some useful tips on dressing your baby for cold weather…

Invest in a stroller cover – We all know how much the rain likes to make an appearance! This is why it is a good idea to invest in a stroller cover. Not only will this help to shield your little one from the rain, but also it will protect them from the elements in general, including the wind. It also helps to keep the heat inside and the cold outside, so you should recognise this as an extra layer when adding it to the pushchair.

Don’t forget the hat – If there is one winter accessory your baby needs to have, it is a hat. You can find a good selection of baby hats at Protecting your child’s head from the cold is a must, as this is the part of your baby’s body that requires the most protection.

Be car seat safe – Snowsuits and puffy coats need to come off before your baby is put in their car seat. This is because they are a major safety hazard, as they can make the car seats straps too loose, result in your baby slipping out of the car seat. If your baby is cold, you can add a blanket, but make sure it is placed over the straps and not underneath them.

Touch their toes – One way you can determine whether your baby is warm enough is to feel his or her toes. You want their toes to be cool but not cold. Next, touch your child’s belly, which should be warm. If your child’s belly and toes are warm, then he or she is overdressed.

Sleep smart – It is not only about how you dress your baby when out and about, you also need to think about when they are sleeping too. Staying on the cool side is always better than overdoing it. Overheated babies are at an increased risk of SIDS. You can find out more about SIDS here: The best thing to do, taking into account the temperature of the room, of course, is to opt for a bodysuit with footed PJs and a cotton swaddling blanket or sleep sack.

Hopefully, you now feel more prepared when it comes to dressing your child for the cold weather. If you follow the advice that has been provided, you can ensure that your child is warm yet not sweltering. After all, going overboard with the layering can be just as bad as not having enough.


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