How To Keep Your Baby Warm On The Move During Winter
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Autumn mists are morphing into winter chills, and it’s time for our little bubs to start getting bundled up! If you’re looking to make sure your children keep warm during this winter season, consider these snuggly little solutions, all available online or instore at our baby shops.
How To Keep Your Baby Warm IN WINTER
Winter throughout Australia can be somewhat bitter - especially here in Melbourne. When winter strikes, your job is to make sure your baby stays warm, dry and with a big smile of their faces. If you're like most parents, you're probably in search of tips on how to keep your baby warm in winter without all the fuss of bulky jackets and falling blankets. Check out our list of top products that you can purchase to keep your baby warm in winter.
1. Beanies, Mittens & Booties
As most experienced parents may know, babies lose a surprising amount of heat through the tops of their heads, as well as through their hands and feet. Due to the higher surface area of their little bodies, as well as their lack of insulating fat, babies are prone to rapidly losing heat if they’re not well-covered, and so it’s vital that their extremities are kept nice and warm. A fantastic way to keep your baby warm is by dressing them in some beanies, mittens, and booties which will make sure that your baby will be able to retain their own body heat without worry. It’ll also make for some really sweet snapshots!
2. Carriers & Slings
The extensive benefits of babywearing don’t just end at improving your baby’s physical and emotional wellbeing in the long term and giving you more opportunities to bond with your baby when you’re out and about. Using a carrier or sling with your child will also ensure that your child will be kept warm through their proximity to you. Combined with warm clothing, drawing off of your own body heat will work wonders for your baby. The intimate nature of carriers and slings will also allow you to actively shield your baby from any harsh winds, as well as detect any changes in your baby’s behaviour or body temperature, so you’ll know almost immediately if your baby has chilly fingers or toes, if they may even be overheating, or if they’re in need of anything else.
3. Canopies & Weather Shields
No pram is ever complete without some sturdy weather protection. You should always have a few canopies and weather shields to ensure that your baby is protected from rain and wind, and harsh UV rays alike. Canopies are also great for younger infants in particular, as they provide the added benefit of keeping them safe and secure, and less likely to become overwhelmed with the wider world. For instance, if you’re out and about and you know it’d be worthwhile for your baby to have a quick nap, all you need to do is lower the canopy and shut out some daylight so that baby can snooze. This added benefit is vital for keeping young babies happy on longer trips.
It can be tricky for new parents to know exactly what their babies need, but rest assured the winter weather wardrobe is something that all babies will be utilising not just in this season, but year-round too. If you’re looking for more information from expert parents on ensuring that your baby is winter-ready, reach out to us here, instore, or call us at (03) 9558 0010.