There’s a Chill in the Air: 8 Ways to Keep Baby Warm
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It may be getting cold outside, but that shouldn't stop you from getting out and about with your little ones. For moms with babies, getting out for a walk can be a sanity-saver. Even if you dread the cold, you still need to leave the comfort of home once in a while to run some errands.
If you have a toddler at home, he will still want to get some fresh air no matter what the wind chill. Don't fret — there are lots of ways to keep him warm this winter.
No matter how you like to travel with your little one, 7 AM Enfant has you (well, your baby) covered with a Pookie Poncho. Easily removable parts make this one item work as a car-seat cover, a baby carrier cover, and a stroller blanket — all of which will keep your baby's body nice and toasty.
For mamas who prefer to wear their babies, there is no reason to stop during the chilly months. In fact, both you and your baby can benefit from keeping each other warm. There will be days when you need a little extra help in keeping the cold away.
The cutest solution I've found is the adorable Mamaponcho from Junah. It has a slit in front, perfect for baby's head to poke out of. Put a polar fleece pixie or pom pom hat from JoJo Maman Bebe on baby for extra warmth.
As a bonus, the Mamaponcho's hole for baby is sewn when shipped, so you can wear it as a “regular” poncho if you're expecting during the winter. And if you're feeling really thrifty, the slit can be re-sewn when your babywearing days are over. You know — for extra longevity.
Chilly air means little feet need to be kept warm as well. Little boots are always adorable. My daughter loves her Kenadi boots from pediped. Not only are these boots super cute, but they are named after Kenadi Jean Weis, who passed away at the age of 5.
Kenadi needed specially designed shoes to walk, and pediped stepped in to help. Now, pediped designed special boots to honor Kenadi, who loved butterflies. There is no better way to warm your heart — and your toes — than to wear these boots.
Babies need to stay warm at night, but it isn't safe for them to use blankets. Rather than stay up all night wondering if your little one is shivering in her crib, try a sleep sack — wearable sleeping bag.
I adore these cute ones from aden + anais made of the same breathable muslin as their popular swaddle blankets to reduce any risk of overheating.
One of the best things about chilly weather? Getting cozy under a blanket. There is a reason so many kids choose a favorite blankie to tote with them everywhere: they just provide so much comfort.
Although very small children should not sleep with blankets there are still plenty of uses for a good blanket when it turns chilly outside. We use blankets in the stroller, the car seat, to snuggle under during playtime, and for baby to sit on during playtime on the floor. A thicker blanket like this cable knit version from Circo is about as soft and comfy as they come.
One of my absolute favorite ways to keep warm when the weather turns chilly is to cuddle with my baby. Cuddles keep my little one nice and toasty, too!
Although babywearing can be trying during the hot, summer months, it's fantastic during the fall. I love the BabyBjorn One because it provides extra support and can be worn with your baby on your front or back, facing in or out. It even folds up compactly to take along in the stroller or car.
Just because your baby isn't walking yet doesn't mean he doesn't need shoes. Sure, baby socks are adorable, but little shoes will provide an extra layer against the cold and help keep your little one comfortable this winter.
Babies move around. A lot. Onsies might be the clothing of choice in summer, but they are also great in winter for layering and keeping little tummies warm no matter how much wiggling and crawling your baby does throughout the day. Go for all white or get a few in various colors to coordinate with your baby's outfit.Read More