Baby's first winter? Here are 7 ways to protect newborns in cold weather

It's really important to keep newborns warm in cold weather for their safety and well-being. Here are seven simple ways

Published on Dec 11, 2023 04:17 PM IST 8 Photos

New parents may be reluctant to take their newborns outside in cold weather, but it's beneficial to do so safely. Introducing your baby to the winter weather helps them adjust to the seasons, day-and-night cycles, and can also alleviate fussiness. However, it's crucial to take specific safety measures. Here are a few ways to ensure your newborn's protection this winter. (Unsplash)

Maintain Hygiene: Maintaining cleanliness and good health is crucial, especially considering that you'll be the first point of contact for your child. Be diligent about frequently washing your hands and sanitizing each time you attend to your child. (Unsplash)

Prevent Dry Skin: Winter can be particularly drying, especially for your newborn's delicate skin. Ensure you use a mild moisturizer to keep your baby's skin hydrated and well-nourished. (Unsplash)

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Dress your baby in layers: Begin with a bodysuit and leggings as the first layer, followed by pants and a long-sleeve shirt. Finish off with a jacket, cap, mittens, and warm booties as the outermost layer. Prioritize breathable fabrics like cotton and muslin during the layering process. (Unsplash)

Maintain indoor temperature: Ensure the indoor temperature is comfortable without being overly warm, as excessive warmth can reduce humidity, leading to dryness in your baby's delicate skin. Maintain an indoor temperature ranging from 24°C to 26°C to keep your baby warm and comfortable.(Unsplash)

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