Cold weather is a fact for many of us and during the winter months you might find it too tricky to go out and play with your kids. It is cold and wet outside so you suffer inside with kids climbing at the walls. To get through this kind of scenario you must either learn how to activate your baby properly indoors or know how to dress your baby for the winter.
The second option is the best one because playing outside dressed properly is healthy both for you and your baby.
The first thing to know about is layers. Layers of clothing help to preserve your baby’s heath. You should not overdo it. Your baby must stay mobile to be able to run, climb and have fun outside. Put on a good long sleeved jump suit or sweater coupled with long join underwear. Put another layer of shirt and pants over this. Depending on your baby’s shoes you might also want to layer the socks for maximum warmth. Just make sure not to pack it too tight as it is the air in between the layers that becomes warm and keeps the heath better.
Keep the Water out!
Over your baby’s regular clothes and jacket you should add some form of rain set unless you have an overall which is also rain proof. It is very important to keep your baby dry and especially so by the feet, head and hands. Make sure that your overalls or rain suit has snaps and straps that make sure that your baby’s shoes or both fit well inside so that no water can creep in through cracks.
Hat and Gloves
Don’t forget about the hat and gloves. It is a well-known myth that most of the body heath goes out through the head but even if this is not true you should keep the head warm and protected by a comfortable hat. Make sure that your baby won’t sweat and get wet hair under the hat. If he already got wet hair you should take him inside and dry it, not remove the hat to let the cold wind give him a blow dry!
Quality clothes are always great but remember that it is how you dress your baby for the winter that matters. Use your Mommy senses and get out there for play also when the wind howls and the puddles stand deep. These moments will become sensatory and emotional memories that your baby will cherish for life!