Though we’ve been blessed with a mild winter so far – you can start to feel the chill in the air. One of my biggest concerns about having a winter baby was the ability to keep her warm and cozy during the winter, not only while we’re out and about exploring and running errands in the city, but also while we’re spending weekend trips nestled in the mountains.
How to Keep Babies Warm During Edmonton Winters
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Layer, Layer, Layer | The first line of defense, is layering. I like to layer socks under footed pajamas, and choose onesies with flip-over sleeves to keep those little hands extra warm during the winter months. A small hat, to keep heat in, and a thin blanket over the baby, can also help to keep more of that precious heat inside. This hat, mittens and bootie set, is one of the most useful things we’ve purchased, because I’m always worried about cold hands and feet when we’re spending time at adventures.
Carseat and Stroller Covers | One of my favourite products, that I’ve used with all three kids, is the Urban Bundle Me (buybuy BABY). It’s lined and warm, and has kept our three kids cozy, through three different winters. The top can be flipped up, over the baby, so it makes a great choice for when you’re running errands or going from a store to a warm car.
When it comes to weekend trips, I prefer something a little warmer (because we’re often spending a bit more time outdoors) and we don’t want Stella to be cold while we’re out on those weekend adventures. A versatile bunting bag, like this version from 7AM Enfant makes it easy to go from the Chariot stroller on skis, to the carseat and stroller. Plus, we love the fact that there is very little area for cold air to get inside, making it perfect for a weekend trip to the mountains.
Babywearing | Products like this Boba Babywearing Hoodie, that can fit over a baby carrier to keep baby cozy and warm, and near you, or inserts that can be used with your regular winter jacket – ensure that not only is baby going to stay warm, but that you’re going to be able to keep a close eye on babe, as you wear them. The hoodie can be worn front or back, and is perfect for layering, or for fall days! buybuy BABY has a great selection of baby carriers, whether you’re looking for a structured carrier or wrap.
Just because we’ve got a newborn doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped going on winter adventures. We’ve been out skating on the iceway, exploring on a wildlife tour in the mountains and skating on Lake Mildred in Jasper. At just a few months old, Stella’s an old hat on winter adventures, admittedly usually sleeping through them, nice and cozy.
What are some of the ways that you keep infants warm during Edmonton winter adventures?