Winter Must-Haves For Babies

Winter Must-Haves For Babies

The winter is about to arrive, so try to get your baby's winter items ready as early as possible. You might be wondering what these are. Here is a simple checklist that will help you remember items necessary for your baby in winter.

Blanket

It's a good idea to alternate between two blankets so that one can be used while the other one is being washed. The light covers used in summer won't provide the warmth babies need in winter. Choose blankets that keep them warm and comfortable. 

Sweaters

Pick the ones that are soft and easy to take off. The number you need can depend on your and your baby's daily routine. 

Long-Sleeved Bodysuits

How many you should buy depends on your baby's habits. For instance, a baby that poos less often keeps his clothes clean for a longer. If you're confused, you might want to buy a couple of suits for each day of the week. 

Cap, Mittens, Socks

People tend to forget these. Make sure to have them ready in your baby's wardrobe. 

Homewear

Store two PJs for each day. You might need more or less depending on your baby. 

Sunscreen

Even though the weather is cold, you will need to apply sunscreen to your baby's skin and your own skin before you head outdoors during the day. Apply sunscreen as per the label. Remember to minimise sun exposure, seek shade and ensure that your baby is covered with protective clothing and a hat. Wear protective clothing, a hat and eyewear yourself. You may need to reapply sunscreen.

Moisturisers

The skin is more likely to get drier in winter. So, remember to moisturise your little one's skin after each shower / bath and during the day, as required.

Medical kit 

You should also consider preparing a baby medical kit with items like a thermometer and medicine dropper. It is best to ask your paediatrician about specific items to include in this kit as well as questions relating to your baby's health.

And there you have it, some of the basic items your baby will need in winter, now it's your turn to get ready for the winter. 

Written by 

Abeer Mostafa

Pharmacist/Copywriter

*This article is for information purposes only. It does not represent Ego's advice or views.