Read about how to care for babies during the winters
10 Tips To Keep In Mind For Winter Care For Babies

Your baby is here and you want to do everything to ensure that he or she is well taken care of – you want to buy everything you feel the little one might need and you want to ensure that they are always safe. 

So, obviously, when that chill in the air arrives, and you know that the winter months are almost here, you want to learn more about how to care for a newborn baby during the colder months. 

A Toddler Thing brings for you, a comprehensive guide to all things winter-related, which will matter to you and your baby! Here you will find all the things that you should and should not do and what are the items that you might want to consider purchasing. 

  1. It obviously starts with clothes – you might not know how to dress an infant in winter, but we do. Depending on how cold it gets, you will have to invest in some woollens. From onesies to sweaters and jackets as well as warm hats, mittens, gloves and booties, you will need a range of warm clothes to keep your baby warm and comfortable during the winters. At A Toddler Thing, the winter collection should be able to provide a lot of what you might need. 
  2. Remember to dress your baby in layers – rather than loading one super thick outfit that might restrict the breathing for your little one, choose to go with thinner layers. So, you can start with a thermal inner and top it with a full sleeved shirt or top or add a jacket. But do remember to cover the extremities at all times, because that is where the cold can creep in. So the head, the feet and the hands should be kept warm and covered. 
  3. When you think of how to keep a newborn warm in winter, you would think of only wool; but the fact is that you need to choose fabrics with care. No matter the weather, you need to choose fabrics that breathe and will allow your baby to feel warm, yet comfortable. Cotton is best for the inner layers and you can consider fleece or soft wool for the outer layers. 
  4. If you have the habit of swaddling your baby, make sure that you choose organic cotton muslin swaddle, like the ones you can find at our site, because this will allow your baby to move with ease, while keeping them snug and comfortable. Being a highly breathable material, it is a good choice for the entire year. 
  5. In order to take care of the baby during the winters it is best that you not take the baby out when it is extremely cold. Take them out during the day time, when the temperature is more comfortable and in case, you do have to take them out early in the morning or late at night, it is best that you cover them up well. 
  6. If you have a way to control the temperature within the house, do it – whether it is by using space heaters or humidifiers, but make sure that none of them are an immediate proximity to the baby and are under constant vigil of an adult. Also, do not keep space heaters on for a very long time, as they tend to suck the moisture from the air. 
  7. The winter air, even inside the house, can dry the baby skin out very quickly – this is why, you need to invest in really good quality skincare products, such as soap free soaps and moisturising lotions, which will protect the tender skin. You might want to apply it multiple times a day, especially on those parts of the body, where the dryness is most visible. 
  8. Just because it is cold outside, does not mean that you have to skip any hygiene routines – use warm water to give your little one a bath and wipe dry immediately, before putting on warm clothes. You can use wipes to clean hands, feet and face, to ensure that your baby has protection against the cold and flu season too. 
  9. Strength and immunity come from within, which is why, during the winter months, you need to make sure that you are giving your little one all the nutritional support needed. If you are still breastfeeding, continue to do so, because the breastmilk has enough nutrients to boost the baby’s immunity. If your baby has been introduced to solid foods, make sure that you offer them plenty of nutrients in the form of fruits and vegetables. 
  10. During the winter months, there are plenty of illnesses and infections in the air, which is why you need to make sure that you are up to date on all the vaccinations. And in case, there is any sign of illness, take the baby to your paediatrician immediately. 

Taking care of infants is no rocket science – all you really need is some conscious decision making and ensuring that you get your information from the right sources.