Your baby’s first Christmas is an exciting time, particularly if you are a new parent. As a new parent, you’ve likely spent the first few months in a newborn bubble, residing at home getting you and your little one used to this new adventure. However, in the run up to Christmas, you probably find yourself getting a little stir crazy cooped up indoors in order to avoid catching bugs and illnesses, but what many parents don’t realise is that being outdoors, unless it is dangerously cold, can help little ones acclimatise to the seasons and adjust to their day and night cycle.
So, if this is your baby’s first Christmas and you are worried about protecting your little one from all kinds of illnesses, here are some tips you can follow.
Layers Are Key
If you are cold with a coat on, then you need to make sure your baby is well wrapped up. Babies, and newborns in particular, lose body heat much faster than adults and they are less able to cope with the cold. Small children and babies are unable to increase their body heat by shivering and don’t have the adequate body fat needed to keep them warm if they do get cold.
By dressing your little one in layers, you can adjust and allow for their needs. Keep the bottom layer snug by using a bodysuit and then put a long sleeve top and leggings on on-top of that. Then, finish with a coat, hat, gloves … Read More