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Are you and your baby ready for winter? April 12 2016, 0 Comments

As winter is approaching, we have spent some time gathering interesting facts, info and tips on how to get yourself prepared for winter for you and your baby. In this blog post, we have focused on info related to collecting the correct clothing for your baby to ensure you are fully prepared for the cold, chilly winter days. Enjoy!

In winter, the rule of thumb is to ensure that your baby has one more layer of clothing on than what you are wearing. If the weather is cold, it is best to dress your baby in layers so that you can remove a layer as needed. You do not want your baby overheating.

IMPORTANT: In your desire to keep your baby warm, it is vitally important that you do not overdress him/her. Your baby can easily sweat and lose fluids from sitting in a stuffy, hot room or because she’s wearing too many layers. Overheating can lead to dehydration! Please take note and watch out for these important signs showing that your baby is getting too hot:

  • Sweating
  • Damp hair
  • Flushed cheeks
  • A heat rash
  • Rapid breathing

When it comes to shopping, it is important to buy outfits for your little one that are easy to put on and take off as you may have to change your baby’s clothes several times a day. You will definitely want to make nappy changes as easy as possible with one-piece baby grows, footed or non-footed leggings, cotton long sleeve vests or t-shirts and comfy tracksuit pants. Always select good quality, soft, cotton and comfortable clothing for your baby. Browse our range of winter baby clothing, click here.

Please remember these 8 important tips when selecting clothing for your baby for winter:

  1. Select long sleeve tops or t-shirt with an easy-to-open neckline, as most babies don't like having clothes pulled over their heads.
  2. Go for vests or baby grows with popper closure at the crotch so they don't ride up causing their tummy’s to be exposed.
  3. Keep your baby warm with a hoodie, jersey or jacket that zips or buttons down the front so that it is easy to put on and take off. If it’s extremely cold, a full onesie is perfect to ensure head-to-toe warmth.
  4. When it comes to socks, go for calf or knee length, as they are most likely to stay on. Ankle length socks may slip off easily, especially when your baby is wriggling, kicking or playing.
  5. You don't really need to buy shoes, unless your baby is walking – A few pairs of adorable and funky socks or booties will do the trick and keep your baby’s feet warm and cosy.
  6. Babies can lose a lot of heat through their heads, so always put a hat or beanie on your baby when going outside in winter. Choosing cute woolen or cotton beanies or hats are a great way to accessories and keep your baby’s head warm.
  7. When buying your baby clothes, consider buying one size bigger to avoid your baby growing out of them quickly.
  8. Bibs are a must! They are super practical, as they will protect your baby’s clothes from getting wet or dirty.

In conclusion, we want to highlight how important it is to use a gentle laundry detergent when washing your baby’s clothes. This will help keep the softness and quality of your baby's clothes in tact.