Winter is coming and as much as you want to enjoy and brave the cold season by getting some fresh air outdoor, you get a tad crazy about your little one’s safety. With the dangers of a freezing temperature, moms cannot risk their baby’s health.
As such, these tips will help you manage the challenges of winter especially for your baby:
Dress up your baby in layers.
Dr. Molly Broder, a pediatrician at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York supports the idea of dressing up your baby in layers during winter. “The bottom layer can be snug, like leggings and a bodysuit. On top of that, you can put another layer of pants and a long sleeve shirt. Finish up with a jacket, hat, mittens, and warm booties to keep hands and feet warm!” she said. Did we mention your baby is in for a winter fashion?
Wear your baby for warmth.
Aside from dressing up your little one in layers, wearing your baby will provide extra warmth and coziness to beat the cold weather (special shout out to the makers of baby carriers). Just make sure that his face is not compressed against your winter jacket or chest.
Maintain the right indoor temperature.
We tend to rely on indoor heat to keep us warm during winter but we often forget to keep the right indoor temperature. Note that too much indoor heat can cause dryness on your baby’s delicate skin. As such, maintain a temperature between 68°F and 72°F to keep your little one warm and to decrease the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) according to research. More so, dress your baby in a wearable blanket or a sleep sack to further keep her warm.
Monitor these warning signs.
Watch signs of extreme cold on your baby like shivering, lethargy, pale skin and non-responsiveness. Put on warm clothes and call your doctor so that he’ll be examined and given the right treatment.