How to Keep a Baby Warm in Winter
During the winter, one of the challenges parents of newborns face is how to keep a baby warm in winter without using a blanket. Regular blankets can be a breathing hazard for sleeping newborns, so it is not recommended that one is used in a crib or bassinet.
Tips to Keep a Baby Warm in Winter
How can you keep a baby warm in winter without using a blanket?
- First, dress the baby in layers. Most parents put a t-shirt onesie on the baby first, followed by pajamas. Newborns can wear a well-fitted hat during the first few weeks of life since much of their body heat leaves from the head.
- Then, swaddle or use a sleeping bag. Using a swaddle or a sleeping bag designed for babies will keep a baby warm in winter, and it will also keep him or her safe while sleeping.
Choosing a Swaddle or Sleeping Bag for Babies
Many parents choose to swaddle newborns, but once the baby is a bit wiggly and moves more, another option is to use a sleeping bag for babies. How is a sleeping bag designed for babies safe? The main reason is that the material does not cover the face, unlike a loose blanket that could potentially cover the face and cause suffocation.
Before my baby was born, I was offered the chance to review the Schlummersack Baby Travel Sleeping Bag. I chose a gender neutral pattern called Bubble Dot in size 0-6 months so that it would last until summer. [Read more…]