Check the Temperature
You should always check the weather’s condition before heading out for a walk. Do not bring your baby outdoors if it is windy or snowing hard. Making your child wear warm clothes can be helpful, but this may not be enough protection against extreme elements. Make sure your baby does not stay too long outside, especially if the weather is too frigid.
Choose the Right Clothes
Choose clothes that are practical and comfortable for your baby. Avoid clothes with tight necklines so your baby can be more comfortable. You should also avoid those with frills that might irritate your baby. Fastenings and zippers should be loose enough so your baby can feel comfortable when moving.
Add Extra Layers
The simple rule is to dress your baby in the same number of layers you are wearing yourself. Make sure, though, your child does not feel too hot in his or her clothes to avoid restlessness, sweating, rashes, and irritation. Dress your baby in soft, thick clothes if the temperature reaches freezing point. You can also choose a winter suit or coat to prevent chills and keep his or her body warm. Jumpers, long sleeved body clothes, and padded overalls are also good choices so your child can enjoy the winter cold without any discomfort.
Body heat may escape through the head, as babies have less hair than adults and older kids. As such, use a soft hat to keep your baby warm before heading outdoors. Choose a hat that you can tie under your baby’s chin to keep it secured. You can choose different hats from stores offering funky baby clothes. Make sure, though, the hat fits snugly in your child’s head.
Add Gloves and Socks
Keeping your child’s hands and feet covered are also important to prevent frostbite and chapped skin. Use mittens and socks as extra covers for your child’s hands and feet. Make sure you have a spare pair of mittens in case the other pair gets wet or dirty. You can also dress your baby in waterproof boots that reach mid-calf to prevent chills.