Dress in layers: Use layers of clothing to help regulate your child’s body temperature in cold weather. Start with an undershirt as a base layer, add a warm layer like a sweater or fleece jacket..
Keep your head covered: Babies lose a lot of heat through their heads. Make sure your child wears a warm hat that covers his ears when going out.
Use blankets wisely: When your baby is sleeping, use a light blanket to keep him warm. Make sure the blanket is tucked securely around the crib mattress so it only reaches the baby’s chest to reduce the risk of suffocation.
Maintain comfortable indoor temperature: Keep the indoor temperature between 68-72°F (20-22°C). Use a reliable thermometer to monitor the room temperature, especially in your baby’s sleeping area.
Provide moisture to baby’s skin: Winter air can be dry, causing skin to crack. Use a mild baby moisturizer to keep your baby’s skin hydrated. Pay extra attention to areas prone to dryness, such as hands, cheeks and chin.
Limit exposure in cold weather: Minimize outdoor activities in extremely cold weather, especially for very young infants. If you need to go out, limit it and make sure your child is dressed appropriately.
stay hydrated : Babies can become dehydrated even in cold weather. Make sure they are getting enough fluids, whether through breastfeeding or formula feeding.
Protect yourself from the sun: The sun can be strong even in winter. If you’re going out on sunny days, apply a small amount of baby-safe sunscreen to exposed areas of your baby’s skin.
Washing hands regularly: Winter is also the season of flu. Practice good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands regularly and make sure that the hands of people who handle the baby are also clean.
Be careful with space heaters: If you’re using a space heater, keep it out of reach and make sure it has safety features like tip-over. Do not keep it too close to the child’s sleeping area.
Monitor for symptoms of illness: Watch for signs of illness, such as excessive fussiness, lethargy, or changes in eating and sleeping patterns. If you notice any concerning symptoms, consult your pediatrician immediately.
Remember that every child is unique, so adapt these measures based on your child’s specific needs and preferences. If you have any concerns about your child’s health, consult your pediatrician.