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Baby Winter Wear 

New parents are often unsure of what clothing essentials their baby needs for each season. If it is your first winter with baby, then there is a good chance that you have no clue what type of apparel to purchase for the colder months of the year. Here are a few of the baby winter wear items that you will need, as well as a few of the things that should be taken into consideration when purchasing them.

Many parents cannot decide between a winter coat or a snowsuit for their baby. Before purchasing this important piece of baby outerwear, it is a good idea to think about how often your baby is going to be outside. When the baby is young, it probably will not be much so a winter coat is a much better choice. Although snowsuits are warmer and will offer more protection, they are more difficult to get your baby in and out of. Changing diapers will also be much easier with a winter coat.

The right weight of a winter coat varies according to the climate that you live in. Most babies can get away with a mid-weight winter coat but if the temperature is very cold, a heavyweight coat is ideal. Just keep in mind that the heavier the coat, the more restrictive it may be. This can make it difficult for your child to sit properly and comfortably in the baby car seat. Opting for a slightly bigger coat size may be one of the best ways to prevent this from becoming a problem. Unfortunately, infants usually cannot get more than one year out of their winter coat because they will grow so much in the next few years.

One of the baby accessories that is ideal for winter is a hat. Beanies are the best option, as they provide the maximum amount of warmth. That said, it is acceptable to put any type of hat on a baby’s head because any hat is better than no hat. Babies can also wear scarves, but you will want to pay attention when you put them on. Scarves should not be too tight or they may pose a strangulation threat to your baby.

A baby’s hands and feet will also need to stay warm during the winter season. Mittens tend to be a be a better option than gloves because they are easier to get on and off. Make sure that there are no “hanging threads,” however. Babies will become very irritated and frustrated if their fingers get stuck in the mitten. To keep the baby’s feet warm during the winter, it is a good idea to opt for heavier socks. Winter boots will provide better protection to the baby’s feet when you are out and about.

Baby sleepwear is another one of the things that should be taken into consideration during the winter time. Since the temperatures are cooler, you’ll want to keep your baby bundled up as much as possible. Switching to long sleeves, adding baby pants to onesies, and putting on heavier socks at night are just a few easy changes that can be made. 

Choosing the proper baby winter wear is an essential key to keeping your baby warm. Colder weather is known to decrease resistance. Since winter is a common time for babies to catch colds and the flu, it is important to keep your baby warm.