As temperatures fall and energy prices rise, you may be thinking about how to keep your baby warm in winter. Our ‘winter warmer’ guide has some great tips and products to help keep your little one snug and cosy.
Don’t overheat your nursery
While you want your baby to be warm, it’s important to make sure they’re not overheated, so here’s a couple of tips to start with:
- Invest in a room thermometer. This is very helpful and will give you peace of mind. Your little one’s nursery temperature should ideally be between 16-20 degrees Celsius.
- Check the TOG rating on your baby’s sleep clothes. Below is a useful guide to TOG ratings and how many layers your baby should wear.
Swaddle your baby
If you have a newborn or a very young baby (0-3 months), swaddling not only helps them feel cosy, but also safe and secure. Swaddling mimics the feeling of being in the womb and helps them to sleep more peacefully.
ClevaMama Swaddles have a 1 TOG rating and come with baby safe velcro fastenings. The top part keeps them snug and helps to prevent the ‘startle reflex’, which can waken your baby. The lower part allows your baby enough room to move naturally, helping to prevent Hip Dysplasia, which is acknowledged by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
3-in-1 Nite Nite Romper/Sleep Bag
As your little one grows, the ClevaMama 3-in-1 Nite Nite Romper & Sleep Bag grows with them!
Suitable from birth to 3 months as a swaddle, you can then transition to a cosy sleep bag by unclicking the poppers to free baby’s arms and allow them to self-soothe.
After 6 months, the sleep bag becomes a romper. You can open the poppers at the bottom to allow your little one to stand and move about. These are great value for money and are available in 1.0, 2.5 and even 3.5 TOG ratings for chillier nights.
Out and about
A cosy footmuff is a must-have for keeping your baby warm in Winter. ClevaMama Footmuffs are fleece-lined and have slots to fit 5-point harness straps through which means they are compatible with most buggies, car seats and pushchairs. (Always check straps are compatible before purchase)
For age 0-6 months, our Newborn Footmuff has a waterproof shell, chest opening for easy access, and a pull-tie hood for cooler days.
For older babies and toddlers, the Universal Footmuff is suitable for up to 3 years, making it an excellent investment. Equipped with a bottom opening for muddy boots and shoes, it’s extra long and will keep your child snug and cosy when out and about.
Snuggle up with Sherpa
There’s nothing like snuggling under a fluffy blanket in winter, and this is the fluffiest, most luxurious blanket in our range. The Luxe Sherpa Blanket has cozy cable knit on one side, and plush, high-pile Sherpa lining on the other. So, when you wrap your little one in this blanket, they will feel like royalty! Available in pink, blue or grey, it makes an ideal ‘new baby’ gift. It’s also an ideal lap blanket for night feeds.
Hot food on the go
Hot food and drinks can help to stave off the winter chill when outdoors. If you are into the weaning stage, our 8 Hour Baby Food Flask will help to keep your child’s food and drinks warm. Made with hygienic stainless steel and double-wall insulation for maximum temperature retention, it’s ideal for ‘on the go’ feeding.
When dressing your baby in winter, layers are better than one heavy item. That way, if they get too warm, it’s easy to remove something without them getting too cold. Don’t forget hats and gloves to keep little ears and fingers warm!
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