When winter starts to creep up, it’s time to break out the winter baby clothes to keep your baby comfortable. Babies are prone to being cold, so you’ll need to pay close attention to the kind of baby clothes you choose for them – especially in the winter, to ensure as much skin as possible is covered, and your baby is bundled up to keep out any drafts or chills.
One-Piece Baby Jacket
One-piece baby jackets allow you to dress your baby easily with a single piece of outer-wear to keep them warm. A big advantage to a one-piece baby jacket is it keeps drafts out as there are no separate layers of clothing which can easily ride up or down on your baby. Many pieces of outer-wear baby clothing come with a hood (sometimes even detachable) adding to the overall convenience of it. Your baby can stay warm and snugly even on the harshest winter days.
Many baby clothes designs also feature foot and hand covers which can be folded back if you wish to expose your baby’s hands or feet. This design keeps your baby’s extremities warmer by blocking wind and drafts and keeping their body heat inside. Most items of baby clothing fully zip up the front, making them easy to take off and put on.
Layers of Winter Baby Clothes
As with adults, layers of baby clothes are often the key to keeping baby warm in the winter. Layers are also helpful in that you can remove the outer layers when indoors. Some coats come with layers which you can remove. The inner layer may be a fleece jacket, with the outer being more like a winter coat. You can dress your baby in one or both for ultimate warmth.
Thinner inner layers help to keep your baby from feeling bulky or constrained. Still being able to move around is important for your baby’s comfort. Light cotton material which is breathable is often a good first layer up against your baby’s skin, followed by a sweater or baby grow and perhaps a baby jacket or coat.
Baby Hats and Hoods
Many coats will come with hoods to pull up, but the problem is they don’t always stay up. A hat is often easier to keep on your baby. You may also opt for a hat paired with a hood. The advantage there is the hood helps keep wind and drafts out of the back and sides of your baby’s neck, while the hat protects all of the head and ears.
Baby Mittens and Booties
Keeping your baby’s hands and feet warm is very important. If the coat or other outerwear doesn’t have attached mittens or booties which cover hands and feet, separate articles are needed. Mittens are easiest for babies, so that their hands can move freely inside. Some mittens are a single piece, no thumb separation while others are traditional mittens.
As for feet, you can choose a nice, warm pair of lined baby booties or shoes which go up over the baby’s ankles to keep out drafts. Paired with warm socks underneath should keep toes toasty.