How to Dress Your Baby for Colder Weather
For a large part of the country, the weather is turning chillier and both you and your little ones are bundling up. The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice your baby’s style for comfort. There are a few tricks for keeping your kiddo both warm and adorable during the coldest days of the year.
Go By the “Plus One” Rule
Babies lose heat more quickly than adults do, so one of the easiest ways to make sure your little guy or gal is warm enough is to mimic what you’re wearing and then add a layer. If you’re wearing a long sleeve shirt and a sweater, add a coat to baby’s outfit. These days coats for kids come in wide variety of prints, patterns, colors, and styles so you’re sure to find a coat that you’ll want to show off.
Layers are Your Best Friend
Layering ensures that no matter what your day brings, your little or littles will be prepared. Basics like tights, onesies, and socks will create a base layer that you can add on to with jackets and booties if you’re headed outside, or strip back down to if you head to a restaurant that’s a little too warm.
Accessories Can Add Warmth
Don’t forget a hat and mittens! Since large amounts of heat can escape through the head, adding a hat is an important way to keep baby warm and cute. Even a solid-color hat can be dressed up by adding a clip-on bow or even two! For an extra level of adorable, consider matching mittens to the hat or bow. The top of your baby’s head might be one of the only things people see when he or she is all bundled up so this makes it the ideal place to add some personality!
Weather Resistant Fabrics
Often cold comes with rain, sleet, snow, and just general wet weather. Choosing fabrics that are water resistant for outerwear and inner-wear are a good way to make sure everyone stays warm and cozy when outside for longer periods of time. While shoes on a baby might not seem to serve a purpose other than looks, this is another place to choose water resistant fabrics and can add more insulation and warmth to little toes.
Listen to Baby
The best way to tell if your baby is too warm or too cold is to let them tell you. If they’re fussy and their feet and belly are hot to the touch, they could benefit from losing a layer or two. If they’re grouchy and their eyes are watery, it might be time to head inside. Is your little one happy or sleeping comfortably? Then you’ve got the warmth ratio right!
While winter isn’t everyone’s favorite season, it doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside for four months! With these helpful tips, you can take your little out in charming and cuddly outfits.