Baby it’s Cold Outside! Five Tips for Keeping your Wee one Warm in Winter

I’m, once again turning things over to the experts at Disney Baby to give us some tips and tricks for our little ones. As a Disney Mom Ambassador, I get monthly newsletters full of great advise and tips. Stay tuned next month because I will have a fantastic giveaway basket to offer up, just in time for the holidays!


Tips for keeping baby warm
Tips for keeping baby warm

Winter can be a magical time: a blanket of snow transforms once barren landscapes, while a layer of frost makes leaves and branches sparkle. But in the cold climates of Canada, sharing that magic with your baby can be tricky. While their eyes enjoy the shimmering scenes, their little noses and toes may not appreciate the nip in the air. To help prepare your baby for the wintry weather ahead, Disney Baby has put together five tips for keeping your little one warm, all winter long.

TIP #1: Appropriate attire

While it may seem like a good idea to turn your little one into a snow-suited marshmallow, be careful not to overdo it – you don’t want baby to overheat! A good rule of thumb is to dress children less than a year old in the same number of layers you’re wearing, plus one more.

Tip #2: Easy on, easy off

Opting for a cozy jumpsuit, like this fleecy Winnie the Pooh number, makes layering an easy task. Simply slip these one piece wonders over baby’s outfit as you’re leaving the house. With built-in booties and mittens, a snuggly suit will ensure your little one is ready to face even the chilliest of days.

Tip #3: Collect cute caps

Heat escapes through the top of the body, so always make sure your little one’s head is covered. For warmth and style, try these adorable Princess and Pooh cap, mitt and bootie sets – they’re perfect for tiny noggins!

TIP #4: Take brrr-eaks

Babies need fresh air, even in winter, and it’s perfectly fine to take your little one outside when it’s chilly. But it’s important not to keep baby out in the cold too long. Look out for fussiness or other signs of discomfort and if you see them, head inside for a cuddle!

TIP #5: Create a cozy crib

Your baby can get chilly, even inside, and many moms worry about keeping little ones warm while they’re asleep. Step one is to create a snug environment. Try using a flannel fitted sheet in your crib and a cozy footed sleeper to keep your little one toasty from tip to toe.

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

4 Responses to Baby it’s Cold Outside! Five Tips for Keeping your Wee one Warm in Winter

  1. At first I was afraid to take my wee ones outside in the winter, but necessity (a snowstorm hit and I had to shovel the driveway) made me realise that babies like to be outside too! Amber especially enjoyed going for walks strapped in a wrap. Great post!

    • I’m totally the same way! Winter was always like being quarantined for 6 months. Last year, we got the boys out as often as we could, dressed them warm and they had so much fun! We have lots of winter activities planned for this year. I just need to get off my butt and get my 4 year old some snow pants. Right now, he has snow capris :)

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