How to dress your newborn in chilly weather
The weather forecaster says the temperature will fall below freezing tomorrow and you’ve got to take your newborn for a well-baby checkup. How should you dress your baby?
Baby can’t tell you how he or she feels. You want to keep your baby warm, but don’t overdo it. Overdressing your baby could make him or her uncomfortable.
Pediatricians offer these tips.
Keep a hat on your baby’s head. About 70 percent of an infant’s heat loss is at the head.
Consider what you are wearing and add an extra layer for your infant.
Dress in layers. One child may be more hot-natured than another. You can always remove layers.
Keep your house at a temperature that is comfortable for the family. Don’t crank up the heat for the sake of your newborn. You can always put a hat on her head or an extra layer of clothing.
Pack extra clothes and blankets in the car for emergencies.
If any of your baby’s clothes should become wet, change them immediately.
Stay inside as much as possible when it’s cold. Take advantage of any unseasonably warm weather by enjoying the outdoors!