Winter’s coming, people. Start hibernating, and do not let that baby outside until April, at the earliest. Anyone else guilty of taking cold weather to the extreme when it comes to their child? It’s understandable: we equate warmth and coziness with happy little ones. But the truth is, they are just fine outside – as long as they are dressed in appropriate winter baby clothes.
How to Dress a Baby In Winter: Remember Goldilocks
Obviously, it’s not safe if your baby is too cold. But overcompensating with layer upon layer can be dangerous as well: if they’re hot, they’ll sweat. And when sweat cools, they’ll be colder than before. You need to hit the Goldilocks spot: not too cool, not too warm. Just right! Here’s how to dress a baby in winter and do it right:
- +1. Generally, it’s a good idea to dress baby just as you are dressed – and then add a layer. If you’re wearing a winter coat, take your child out in a snowsuit, bunting, or a few blankets. A stroll around town will be perfectly safe.
- Layers are your friend. This is good advice for kids, grownups… everyone! Dress your baby in a onesie and then add a one-piece with feet or pants and a long-sleeved top with socks under booties. As mentioned, if you’re wearing an outer layer, bring one of your baby too and/or a few extra blankets. Add or subtract as necessary.
- On the go. When in their car seat on very cold days, dress baby in a long-sleeved, one-piece fleece outfit. If necessary, add a sweater. Check to make sure your little one is not too warm; if so, take off the sweater. Make sure you have a few blankets for the transition to and from the car. Do not use car seats or strollers with attached sleeping bags or covers.
- Sleeping peacefully. Because of the risk of unintentional smothering, blankets in the sleeping area are not recommended. Overheated babies are also at greater risk for SIDS. It is best to dress baby in a one-piece footed sleeper. If it is especially cold, try a safe swaddling blanket or sleep sack – but again, check your baby to see if she is too warm.
Don’t let colder temperatures keep you down! A little fresh air and sun may be just what you both need. Browse our selection of winter baby clothes, and go outside with confidence!
Flying with a baby? It can be stressful, but the more you prepare, the better your chances of a peaceful (quiet) flight. One of the questions we are often asked is what are appropriate baby travel clothes? When your child is comfortable and snuggly, they are less likely to fuss – or scream for five hours!
Here are five tips to help you figure out how to dress your baby for air travel:
- Prioritize Comfort and Practicality – Which would you rather travel in – an uncomfortable suit or your yoga pants and a sweatshirt? We thought so! The best baby travel clothes are comfy and simple. Avoid tight-fitting items. A onesie and a romper, for example, are a great combo in warm weather. For cooler temperatures, add a pair of tights or soft pants, a sweater, and you’re good to fly.
- Layer, Layer, Layer – Layers are terrific because you can add or subtract as needed. Items with button closures are also a must as they allow you easy access to change diapers.
- Breathe… – It’s good advice for preparing to fly with a baby! And it’s excellent advice when it comes to their clothing. Avoid materials that trap sweat or moisture; this will make your child feel uncomfortable, and then the fussing begins! A cool cotton gown is a wonderful choice, and again, bring layers.
- Don’t Forget Those Add-Ons – You can’t control the temperature on the plane, in the airport, or in your shuttle, taxi, or Uber. We mentioned layers. Do it! Also bring socks, a weather-appropriate hat, a sweater, and shoes that are easy to slip on and off. If your baby soothes with a pacifier, clip it on to their clothing with a strap, and stow an extra one in your diaper bag, just in case.
- Spills? No Problem! – What else is carry-on for but an extra set of clothes for your baby? In case of spills or accidents, it’s good to have backup.
If you’re planning a trip, make a stop online at Baby Bling Street first. We have a gorgeous selection of baby travel clothes waiting for you!
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It’s hard to believe that it’s Back-To-School time again and before we know it, Thanksgiving and the holidays will be upon us. So, as we say good-bye to summertime, we’re getting ready, or at least thinking about, long sleeves, sweaters and holiday dresses.
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