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Keeping Babies Warm In The Cold

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It’s super cold this season, so it’s important to keep our little ones warm and healthy. It’s important to make sure that the baby is warm but doesn’t overheat, as overheating may increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). A fitted sheet and cotton blankets are best for the crib.

When going outside, your baby should have one more layer of clothing than you have on. Babies also lose a lot of body heat through their heads, so a hat or hooded clothing is important to help them preserve heat and energy. 

Babies also get cold very easily after a bath, so it is important to dry them off and dress them up as quickly as possible. If the room is very cold, you can use a space heater to keep them warm. 

Take note of indicators of being too warm on the baby, such as heat rash, wet hair, and sweating. It is important that the baby is neither too cold nor too warm as either one could be dangerous to their health.

When checking the baby’s temperature to see if they are warm enough, touch their stomach rather than their hands or feet. The stomach is a better indicator of their body temperature. In case the hands are too cold though, you can dress them in a pair of mittens.

Remember to always keep an eye on the baby’s temperature, and if you suspect a fever, consult a doctor as soon as possible.

 

It’s super cold this season, so it’s important to keep our little ones warm and healthy. It’s important to make sure that the baby is warm but doesn’t overheat, as overheating may increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). A fitted sheet and cotton blankets are best for the crib.

When going outside, your baby should have one more layer of clothing than you have on. Babies also lose a lot of body heat through their heads, so a hat or hooded clothing is important to help them preserve heat and energy.

Babies also get cold very easily after a bath, so it is important to dry them off and dress them up as quickly as possible. If the room is very cold, you can use a space heater to keep them warm.

Take note of indicators of being too warm on the baby, such as heat rash, wet hair, and sweating. It is important that the baby is neither too cold nor too warm as either one could be dangerous to their health.

When checking the baby’s temperature to see if they are warm enough, touch their stomach rather than their hands or feet. The stomach is a better indicator of their body temperature. In case the hands are too cold though, you can dress them in a pair of mittens.

Remember to always keep an eye on the baby’s temperature, and if you suspect a fever, consult a doctor as soon as possible.

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