Dressing your baby in winter so they’re right in the Goldilocks zone — not too hot, not too cold — is an art. Infants and toddlers are less able to regulate their body temperatures, so they’re more vulnerable to the cold, but you also don’t want them to overheat. Here’s how to do it just right.
Extremities Need Extra Protection
“Always have gloves or mittens, a hat, and boots,” says pediatrician Alison Mitzner, M.D. “Every child — and adult — needs a hat in the winter weather. You lose a good percentage of your body heat from the head.”
Shed The Coat In The Car Seat
Puffy jackets make a baby seem like they’re tightly fastened when really there’s a ton of room in the car seat straps. So take off the coat for the car ride and opt for blankets for your baby instead. Heat up the car before your ride for optimal comfort.