Did you have a summer pregnancy and your child is arriving in winters? Have you just given birth to your little one in the lovely season of winter and enjoying newly found motherhood? Winter is a beautiful season where everything looks white and lovely, and we even have a beautiful list of names for the angels born in this season. However, you will naturally be apprehensive about how securely you can dress up your new born and make sure he is well protected against the cold weather both indoors and outdoors. You also need to take care that your little mite is not overdressed which may result in overheating which is dangerous too. The biggest tension is your little one cannot tell you whether he is uncomfortable or not and you need to assess the situation on your own.
The best way to know whether your little baby is warm and cozy is to touch her and find out. Given below are some tell tale signs of your baby being too cold if-
Here are some simple guidelines that can be followed quite easily to ensure your little one remains snug and warm during this season.
Do not pile on blankets: As a common tendency, we tend to pile on layers of warm blankets while sleeping during winters. With a baby, things are not so simple. You need to ensure that the blankets do not cover the baby’s face and the baby is put to sleep on the back. Plus, to avoid the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) you need to find that balance between warm and too warm.
Some fresh air is definitely good for your baby, and as long as the weather is not too cold, a walk around in the stroller or a pram is a good idea. You can even carry your baby in a backpack. Just ensure that you notice your baby’s non-verbal signs and keep on checking the baby’s little hands and toes, ears and face and get inside comfortably if they feel chilly. Also, if the baby begins to fuss or cry after sometime, it could be a sign that the baby is feeling cold now and needs warmth. However, if your baby was a premature one or has some medical condition, do take your pediatrician’s advice on when and how long can your baby be outdoors in the cold.
All these simple tips are sure to help you bundle up your little darling properly during the cold winter season. There will be lots of people to give you advice about what is right and wrong. However common sense should prevail and you are the best person to know what suits your baby the best. So just following the above mentioned guidelines will help to make sure you are dressing your little mite perfectly to handle the biting cold season.
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