Top Tips for Babies this Winter
One of the most common challenges in the winter months is to keep our little ones warm during the cold winter days. In the winter season, especially when it’s freezing outside, it can be difficult for babies to regulate their body temperature, which makes them more vulnerable to coughs colds and flu.
Dress Your Baby Right for the weather:
In the winter, the best way to keep your little one warm during sleep is by dressing them in ‘easy to put on and remove’ layers. Instead of overloading your baby with heavy clothing, put them in a few thin layers of warm clothes that you could be easily removed during nappy changes and if they feel warm.
Set the Room Temperature Right:
To make sure your baby doesn’t feel either too hot or too cold, try keeping their room at a comfortable temperature of between 18 to 20 degrees Celsius. Use a room thermometer to check whether or not your baby’s room stays at a safe, comfortable temperature. Ideally, the room temperature should feel cosy to a lightly clothed adult.
Use a grow Bag:
Sometimes, when the weather is too cold, dressing your baby or toddler in one-piece suits is not enough to keep them warm. In case your little one kicks the blankets off very often, you can put him into a grow bag (similar to a sleeping bag) to sleep.
Keep the Wind off of Baby:
The position of your baby’s or toddlers cot or bed, in the room, also affects how comfortable they feel during sleep. If possible place the bed or cot away from air vents, drafty windows, fans and outside walls. Also, close any windows and doors to prevent cold air from entering the room.
Cover Your Baby’s and toddlers Head and Hands when outside:
As babies and young children lose a lot of heat through their heads and hands, it becomes really important in winter to wear a hat and lightweight mittens to provide your little one with an extra layer of warmth. A warm coat or all-in-one coat will help keep them warm outside while having fun. If wrapped up warm then babies and toddlers will enjoy the fresh air which aids sleep and promotes good health. Short play times outside will benefit not only your little ones but will benefit your own health too.
For more information about winter tips please speak to any member of our team and they will be happy to help. If you want to know how we keep your babies and children safe at nursery during the winter months then please feel free to book your visit today!