Keeping your baby warm during the cold season is extremely crucial, whether it’s during the night or you are going out with them during the day. Because babies cannot adjust to temperature changes as well as adults can, it is important to know how to keep your baby warm in cold weather. Babies are at a higher risk of developing hypothermia and other ailments due to the cold as compared to adults.
How to keep your baby warm in cold weather
Use warm clothes
During the day
One of the best ways to keep your baby warm during the cold season is to dress them in warm clothes. Use several thin layers of warm clothes and make sure they are dressed in one more layer than you. The bottom layer could be a bodysuit or leggings, followed by a long-sleeved shirt and trousers, and finally a jacket. Make sure to cover your baby’s head with a hat, and the hands with gloves.
At night, dress your baby in warm enough clothes because it gets chilly during the cold season. You can wrap them in a swaddling blanket or put them in a sleeping bag. Avoid using blankets to cover your baby at night because they can be kicked off leaving your baby exposed to the cold. You can also preheat the crib before you put your baby to sleep by placing a warm water bottle over the mattress at least 30 minutes before you put the baby to sleep.
Keep your house warm
If you are spending time indoors with your baby during the cold season, keep your house warm. Close doors or windows which may be letting in the cold or have a heater in the house. This is especially important if you will be dressing your baby in light clothes in the house. Keep the baby’s crib or bassinet away from windows or other areas that may be cold in the house.
Keeping your baby away from the cold is one of the best ways to protect them from the cold weather. Don’t stay out for too long in the cold with them, and dress them appropriately.
By Beth Mugo.