Dressing Your Baby for Fall Weather
Brrr! It’s really getting to be that time of year again where you have to dress like a polar bear to keep warm. Dressing baby in the summer was easy. Dressing baby in fall is a bit different. Here are some tips for dressing your baby in cold weather.
1. Beware of Overheating: Colder weather will play a game of contrasting temperatures for indoors and outdoors. When you are home, you will need to judge which coats and layers your baby will need. Keep in mind that just because you’re warm doesn’t mean baby is warm.
2. Keep Materials on Your Mind: When you dress your baby up, keep in mind the type of material you are dressing baby in. Things like itchy fabric and fabric that tends to maintain dampness will make your baby fuss more.
3. Snowsuits: Yes some parents put snowsuits on their infants in fall already! One piece snowsuits are made with thick materials and might make it harder for baby when they are in their car seats. Make sure to adjust the car seat straps to accommodate the snowsuit.
4. Other Cold Weather Must Haves:
– Fleece or knit hats with ear flaps
– Fleecy slippers
– Mittens with no thumbs and Velcro enclosures
– Fleece blankets
– Warm socks or booties (booties work better because socks tend to slip off)
5. Easy-on, Easy-off Outer Layers: Buntings are a great way to buffer against the cold weather. Choose a bunting that can be buckled into the car seat and once the baby is dressed you can easily slip them into a bunting before you head out. You can also use blankets to put over baby just in case.