Unless you live on an island in the Caribbean, you'll have to trade in your shorts and flip flops for sweaters and boots soon. And although the falling temperatures can be tough for anyone to accept, if you have a baby, you may be especially nervous about how she'll handle the change. But there's no need to hibernate until spring. With a little bit of planning, you and your baby can face the winter weather head on. You just need a few hacks to keep your baby warm in cold weather.
As Parents pointed out, kids under the age of 2 are more likely to be affected by frostbite and hypothermia, making it even more important to make sure they are dressed appropriately for the colder temperatures. But how do you know exactly how many layers are enough for your baby? What to Expect recommended parents dress their babies in the same number of layers they are wearing plus one. For example, an extra blanket over the snowsuit should be enough to keep him warm while you are out. Additionally, Mother & Baby recommended wool and polyester layers over cotton, as cotton holds more moisture and could end up making your baby cold if it gets wet.
She may not be old enough for snowmen and ice skating yet, but you can still enjoy the winter months with your baby. With a few extra blankets and a stroller cover, you can winterize all of your baby gear and protect her from the elements while you're outside. And if you can make it through the winter, you can reward yourself with a brand new pair of flip flops for next summer.