From cosy head to toasty toes, we explore what kit you’ll need to get your baby through their first chilly season.
Here are some tips on how to dress that tiny baby of yours in the "just right" spot between too hot and too cold.
- Sleep Smart
Dressing your baby for sleep is especially important. Staying on the cool side is better than overdoing it: babies sleep better when they're comfortable. Here again you'll want to do a few layers: a bodysuit with footed PJs, and depending on the temperature of the room, a sleep sack or a cotton swaddling blanket.
- Heads and hands
It’s especially important to keep your baby’s head warm in winter, so be sure to dress them in a woolly or insulated hat. The ones that cover their ears and cheeks are a great idea for maximum warmth and adorability.
- Layer, Layer, Layer
Layer a baby romper with a long-sleeved shirt or bodysuit. This will provide extra warmth and coverage for your baby. Add leggings or tights underneath the romper for an extra layer of warmth. Wear a cardigan or jacket over the romper to keep your baby cozy. If you are concerned about your baby getting too warm, you can always dress them in a light romper and add layers as needed. Just be sure to keep an eye on your baby to make sure they are not overheating.
Dress your baby in the same number of layers, plus an extra layer if necessary, as outlined in this guide. It is critical that newborns remain warm, but it is equally critical that they do not overheat, especially during sleep.