Baby For Winter
Dressing a baby for winter can be a chore and a challenge. The little
ones do feel changes in temperature far more keenly than adults, so
it's important to keep them warm - without overheating their little
bodies. Don't think just because you've picked up a nice snowsuit or
bunting that your baby has all the clothes he needs for winter. What
should the well-dessed winter baby be wearing?
The key concept in dressing babies for winter weather is layers. Several
thin layers will keep baby far warmer than one bulky snowsuit - and
make him feel far less like a stuffed sausage. In addition, you can
regulate his body temperature by stripping off and putting on layers,
or unzipping outer layers when you step inside. More specifically:
Onesies or footed cotton stretchies are the best inner layer for a winter
outfit. The close fit helps keep body warmth in, and the one piece construction
avoids drafts. Socks are important, especially if you choose a onesie
instead of footed stretchies. Put them on before you put on pants so
that they tuck inside pant legs.
Sweatshirts are prone to riding up and baring belly and back at the
waist, and elastic waist sweatpants do the same in the opposite direction.
Sweatsuits may be adorable on little ones, but a one-piece heavyweight
jersey or fleece jumpsuit is a better choice for cold days. No gaps
in coverage to let the cold in.
Sweaters are a must for babies and toddlers as well - and not just for
winter. They're great for slipping on over clothing on cool spring and
autumn evenings. If you pick a couple of nice, oversize ones with hoods,
they'll do a nice job of substituting for a winter bunting as long as
you've bundled up nice and snug underneath it.
While you're bundling, don't assume that a hood is all the head-covering
baby needs. We lose up to 40% of our body heat through the top of our
heads, and a loose hood can't keep it all in. Make sure you tuck a nice
snug cap under the hood - and pick a hood or cap with a face guard if
you'll have baby out in temperatures below freezing for more than short
trips back and forth to the car. Tender skin gets frostbitten far too
Make sure you cover up little fingers too - don't trust to overlong
sleeves. Little mittens, whether knitted or the built-in snowsuit mitts
are vital. As far as snowsuits go, until the baby is up and walking,
stick with bunting style snowsuits. They give the baby room to move
his legs around, which will add to YOUR comfort on long car and stroller
rides by reducing fussing. Shop around for a bunting with a safety-strap
slot to feed car seat and stroller buckles through. Never compromise
safety for warmth, not when you can have both. And speaking of car seats,
adjust car seat straps and buckles to fit snugly without binding - and
be sure to readjust when you pop in the baby sans bulky snowsuit.
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