Each season of the year presents new challenges for parents of babies. Whether it's researching ways to safely warm up your baby, making sure they're not too hot, winter-proofing their room, or learning how to bundle them up without going full-blown Randy from A Christmas Story, winter tends to present its own set of challenges.
Making sure you're warming up your baby properly can be more challenging than you'd expect. Especially because, according to Cambridge University Hospitals, babies are unable to effectively regulate their body temperature when they're young. This means it's extra important for parents to know the ways to safely adjust their baby's temperature without overdoing it, or not doing enough.
It usually doesn't take much to gently adjust their temperature — adding a new layer, raising the temperature a bit, or taking the time for a few extra snuggles can usually do the trick. In fact, making any drastic changes raises the chances of you accidentally overheating your baby, so it's best to make small changes until they're warm enough.
To a brand new parent, it may seem like an overwhelming amount of things to remember, but after a while, keeping them at a comfortable temperature will be second nature and there won't be any need to worry.