Winter is on and so are the winter essentials.
Winter is the most pleasant time of the year but with the pleasures it brings a lot of worry for the mommies too. To keep the baby safe from the chill is on top of our list. Your baby’s winter care essentials will depend on how cold it gets where you live.
Here is a list of 12 winter care essentials for your baby or kid.
12 Must Buy Winter Care Essentials for Your Baby or Kid:
This is one of the must have winter care essentials for your baby.
Keep at least a couple of sweaters or jackets (woolen wear) ready before the winter steps in. There are a lot of variety of winter wears available in the market. However choose something keeping in mind the comfort of the child.
Always choose something one size larger. If you buy clothes that just fit, your baby will outgrow them quickly.
#2. Mittens, booties or socks:
Keeping the baby’s feet warm is very important during winter.
Invest in some good pairs of booties or socks and mittens if your baby is small and it gets very cold in your area. Preferably buy good quality cotton or woolen socks for your baby’s comfort.
#3. Woolen caps:
The ears and the nose are the most sensitive during winter.
Keep some woolen caps handy. Ensure that they fit well and aren’t too tight and can be worn when the baby is asleep. Avoid the ones that need to be tied when the baby is sleeping.
If it gets extremely cold in the region where you stay, then its advisable that you buy thermals, body warmers or undershirts.
#5. Baby blankets or quilts:
Ensure that your baby’s bed is kept warm with a quilt. Invest in some good quality baby blankets.
#6. Full sleeve shirts, t shirts or pajamas:
It’s better that during winter the baby is dressed in full sleeves and pajamas at home and thick pants while outside.
There are loads of thermal wear available in the market. Choose the one which is comfortable for your baby.
Stock up on the diapers since winter is the time where nappy changes are frequent.
It’s better to use the disposable ones during winter since they reduce the risk of infections. If your baby is cloth diapered, make sure it is changed every 3-4 hours.
Winter is the time where most kids catch a cold easily. Keep the medicines for cold and flu handy.
It is best advised to use a hand sanitizer during the winters. This is the time where the germs are the most active.
Always wipe baby’s hand with antibacterial wet wipes to avoid build up of germs. Frequent washing of hands with tap water in this winter should be discouraged too.
#9. Massage oil:
Ensure the baby is given a oil massage regularly. This keeps the skin hydrated.
Use a good baby massage oil that suits your child and a good baby lotion. The last thing you want is dry patchy skin for your baby this winter.
#10. Moisturizing lotion or creams:
Winter makes the skin of babies dry and flaky. During bath, oil from the skin is again lost.
A gentle baby moisturizing lotion or cream can ensure the required hydration or moisturization for your baby. If you feel your baby has very dry skin, opt for thick creams rather than lotions.
#11. Warm or hot foods:
Winter is the time to keep the cold stuff out of reach from the kids. Ensure that they eat healthy so that the immunity level is high and they can keep the viruses at bay.
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#12. Mosquito creams:
With winters comes the mosquitoes too. To protect the baby from mosquitoes make sure he is well covered during day and night in pajamas and full sleeves.
Use a good mosquito cream suited for babies and kids.
Here was my list of winter care essentials for babies and kids. Please let us know in comments which are your prominent winter care essentials for your baby or kid.
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