How to dress baby in winter: outdoor and indoor clothes

It's a question many parents ask: what should you put on your child so that he or she doesn't get cold or too hot? What temperature should your baby's room be? We explain everything you need to know in this article!

Dress baby according to the temperature of the room!

The way you dress your baby depends on the temperature of the room, whether it is winter or summer. Choosing the right clothes is a guarantee of quality sleep for your baby.

Below 17°: cover baby as much as possible

Below 17 degrees, when it is cold, it is recommended to dress your little one with warm terrycloth pajamas, associated with a sleeping bag. You can also warm up your baby's feet with socks and a hat, especially if the temperature drops below 16°C. The important thing is to choose the materials rather than the number of layers of clothing.

Between 18° and 25°: vary the clothes and the blanket

If the temperature is between 18 and 25 degrees, we advise you toadapt the clothes and/or blankets.

For example, if the temperature in your baby's room is between 20°C and 22°C, you can lighten your outfit so that he doesn't get too hot. You can change the long-sleeved bodysuit for a short-sleeved one, and swap the terrycloth pajamas for lighter cotton ones.

Then, between 22 and 25 degrees, you should prefer a lighter sleeping bag, in cotton for example. The advantage of keeping a sleeping bag even when it starts to get hot is that for many babies, it is like a little cocoon.

Above 26°: give baby more freedom

When it's hot(above 26°C), a simple short-sleeved bodysuit is enough. And when it's hot, you can simply put your baby in a diaper. But always keep a light turbulette for a better sleep and to prevent the potential morning chill.

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How to choose baby clothes for a better sleep?

The important thing is toadapt your baby'sclothes to the temperature. Keep in mind that when you fall asleep, your body temperature drops a little.

Take into account your personal feeling by adding a little thickness to keep your baby warm.

As for the sleeping bag that replaces the blanket, like a cocoon, it is recommended to choose a sleeveless model. There are models of sleeping bags that are thicker or thinner depending on the season.

For your baby's clothes, it is recommended that you choose organic cotton, which is kind to your baby's skin, rather than a synthetic material. Synthetic materials are sweaty and tend to irritate your baby's skin. The best is to choose natural materials such as cotton, linen or bamboo. These materials are breathable and absorb perspiration.

For your baby to be as comfortable as possible, we recommend simple, loose-fitting clothes without elastic around the stomach.

Avoid chemical products in the laundry you use.

What about the diaper for baby's sleep?

For the night, we recommend special night diapers, which are more absorbent and allow your baby to stay dry for longer. Indeed, putting a classic diaper on baby at night is not a good idea because it increases the risk of leakageIt increases the risk of leakage and therefore the chances of waking your child up.

You also have the option of training pants which are recommended for children from 2 or 3 years old. Washable and reusable, they are much lighter than conventional diapers, but still have the absorbency to keep baby dry.

What is the ideal temperature for baby's sleep?

To prevent cot death, it is estimated that the ideal temperature for your baby's room is around 19 degrees. This is also the recommended temperature for adults. To check this temperature, it is advisable to buy a good quality thermometer.

Our advice for a restful night for your baby

During a heat wave, air your baby's room in the morning so that the cool air can enter his room. Then, during the day, keep the shutters and curtains closed to keep the air cool.

If it's really too hot and you can't cool the room before going to bed, you can use the following technique: place bottles of cold water in front of a fan. Be careful though, it's not a good idea to keep the air conditioning or a fan on while your baby is sleeping. He could catch a cold, and the air is too dry for your baby's still fragile mucous membranes.

To sleep well and safely, your baby should lie on his back, without sheets, blankets, pillows, stuffed animals or crib bumper pads in his bed, to prevent the risk of suffocation.

The FAQ for dressing your baby in winter

How to dress baby when it's 0 degrees outside?

The typical outfit when it's zero degrees is a first layer composed of a bodysuit and long johns. The second layer consists of pants and a sweater (both thick enough), a scarf and a hat. For the third and final layer, add mittens, a down jacket and winter boots.

How do I know if my baby is not warm enough?

To know if your baby is cold, you need to observe him. If he's raining, fussing or fussing, he's probably cold or too warm. If he's sweating from the back of his neck and his ears are red, he's too hot. Keep in mind that the extremities of the body (hands, feet) do not reflect your child's true body temperature.

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