To keep your baby warm and happy, HealthyChildren.org offers an easy-to-remember guideline: put newborns in one extra layer than adults would need. Babycenter.com suggests easy-on-easy-off layers that you can easily adjust, as you go from indoors to outdoors and back again. Here are a few ideas:
- Start with a Base Layer—White Gerber Onesies®make a perfect base layer because they are one piece and they coordinate with everything.
- Easy-to-Remove Outer Layers —You can use pull-on pants to keep baby’s legs warm, and add a long-sleeve tee with a sweater for extra warmth on colder days. (Note: You’ll want to avoid tight clothing or items with ribbons and strings that could cause choking.)
- Don’t Forget Accessories—Add caps, socks, and mittens to keep your little one’s head, toes, and fingers cozy warm.
With layers, you can keep your baby’s flu defenses up and never be caught in cold weather unprepared!