by Urvashi Newar
Read on to find out the best tips on how to care for your baby during the winter months
After bidding goodbye to sultry summer months and moist monsoon season, we all look forward to the winter season. The idea of snuggling in a blanket with a cup of your favorite hot chocolate sounds really exciting, but, well that’s what moms swear by. And our priorities change as soon as we are in the family-mode. Mothers tend to fret the winter season. Why? The fact that immunity levels of our little ones are pretty low at this time of the year. Besides, during this period viruses tend to thrive easily. So when all these factors couple up, they increase the chances of babies falling sick.
Here are ten critical tips for ultimate baby care, especially during this time, when we are all starting afresh with the new year.
1. Invest in a Humidifier:
A room heater is something you will find in every home during the winter season. Though they make the room warm and cozy, they end up making the air dry and also your baby’s skin. This is why it is important to have a humidifier in your baby’s room because it helps in maintaining optimal moisture levels.
2. Give Your Baby a Soothing Touch:
Massage is very important when it comes to baby care in extreme winters. It provides the baby’s skin the nourishment it requires and also is a great way to bond with your little one.
3. Blanket and Baby Sleeping Positions:
Many moms tend to use heavy blankets for their baby to keep their children warm. However, if your baby pulls the blanket above his/her face then it could lead to suffocation. So, it is better to use a light blanket. Infact, it has been found in a research that there is a link between SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and babies who are put to sleep on their stomach.
4. Over-layering is Dangerous:
5. Healthy Winter Soups:
Winter season is the perfect time to indulge in some delicious healthy soups. You can easily get winter special soup recipes for babies from the net. Soups are not only good for their taste buds but also work wonders for their immunity. Learn how to make healthy homemade soups by checking out out Ideal Indian winter food list for babies.
6. Winter Skin Cream for Baby’s Gentle Skin:
Apply a mild cream twice daily on your baby’s skin to combat dryness. Once after you give your little one a bath and once before he/she sleeps. A good baby cream will lock in the moisture and will nourish your baby’s skin. Here are three best baby skin care protection creams and lotions which can be applied without worrying much!
7. Your Child Should be Well-Hydrated:
It is important to keep your baby hydrated during the winter season. Give your baby lukewarm water at regular intervals.
8. Awesome Millennial Baby-Accessories:
9. Well-Ventilated Cozy House:
Make your house warm and cozy during the winter season. Keep all the windows closed but do make provision for ventilation.
Lastly, follow your baby’s vaccination schedule. It will keep your baby safe from ailments that happen during the winter season.
So mommies now that you know all the tips and tricks, go ahead cherish the winter season with your little bundle of joy.
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