It’s the most wonderful time of the year — cuddle season! The temperature outside keeps dropping and you’ve got a precious little newborn babe to snuggle with. Wintertime is one of the best seasons to spend with your babe.
If you recently gave birth, you’re probably tempted to stay in and cuddle. (We don’t blame you!) But it’s best for you and your babe to get a little fresh air each day.
Making sure your little one doesn’t get cold can seem like a big task. It’s hard enough getting yourself all bundled up, but now you’ve got an extra sensitive little pumpkin to worry about. These newborn baby clothes will keep your little one from catching a chill — inside or out.
Newborn Baby Clothes for Winter
Layer it up! The key to keeping your babe cozy (and yourself from going crazy) is to dress your little one in lots of layers. We all know that winter months mean fluctuating temperatures. It may be freezing outside, but many homes and businesses are broiling this time of year.
Dressing your babe in a few light layers can prevent a flushed, unhappy, overheated little one. Layer a bodysuit or footie underneath matching pants and a top. Add a sweater and your little bundle of joy will be cool and cozy. We love this Avocado Toast Zipper Footie. The print is to die for and looks adorable on newborn baby boys or girls. A great option for layering is this Apples Playette 3-Piece Outfit.
Newborn Baby Accessories for Cute and Cozy Babes
You’ll want to keep your newborn babe’s head covered this winter. Most of our body heat escapes through our head — and that’s no different for little ones. Stock up on a few different newborn baby hats and you’ll have plenty of stylish options for every outfit.
To keep your babe warm and extra-precious check out this Newborn Cotton Beanie with Pom Pom. The soft stretchy cotton prevents your babe’s head from catching a draft — while also looking sassy and adorable. For a more neutral option scoop up this Blue Denim Infant Beanie and your newborn will stay toasty while looking fresh to death!
Mittens are another must-have baby accessory. They’ll keep those little fingers from getting too cold. If temperatures drop below freezing be sure to put some mittens on your babe before heading out. Like baby socks, mittens tend to go AWOL. Keep an extra pair or two in your diaper bag and you’ll always have your babe’s hands covered.
Keeping your babe cozy at night is important. You’ll want to make sure the room isn’t too hot. And as always, you don’t want any loose blankets in the crib. If your babe is used to swaddling — stick with that method. Swaddle blankets regulate temperature and make your babe comfortable.
A sleep bag or sleep sack can be a great choice in the winter. You won’t have to worry about your little one waking himself and coming loose from his swaddle. Sleep bags are designed to keep your babe snug and comfy all night long. Check out this blog post to learn more about the difference between swaddle blankets and sleep bags.
Don’t Overdo It
Remember mamas, the most important thing is to not overdo it. Too many clothes or blankets will cause your babe to overheat — which can be just as dangerous as catching a chill. Layer up your little ones. Always have a hat and a few other warm baby accessories on hand. Pay attention to signs your babe is uncomfortable and take action right away. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy snuggle season!