Let’s be honest. Wintertime can be harsh. It’s cold, windy, snowy, and wet. These aren’t exactly my favorite conditions. I don’t think it’s my baby’s favorite, either. And this is not an ideal time to be outside carrying or strolling a baby around. (Remember, they aren’t yet able to regulate their temperature very well.1) But these low temperatures and less-than-ideal weather conditions can’t keep us homebound every day. We have things to do! Luckily, there are winter products to keep your baby comfortable, healthy, and warm through this crazy season.
Top Winter Products for Baby
Here are the top winter products for babies that we recommend getting this season:
Organic Baby Face Nose and Cheek Balm
This little tube of goodness is fantastic to have during the wintertime and year-round. Wintertime is when our babies have dry cheeks, runny noses, and (if they’re teething) drooly chins! All this can cause their sweet little faces to be dry or chapped. That’s where this balm can help. It was formulated to be comforting, soothing, and moisturizing for a baby’s skin. And it’s the perfect organic alternative to petroleum jelly. It’s certified organic with ultra-rich calendula coconut balm. You can even use it as a chapstick! You don’t have to worry about getting it around your baby’s mouth because there are no parabens, petroleum, artificial fragrance, or preservatives.
NoseFrida and Saline Nasal Spray
What would we do without our NoseFrida with the saline spray? During this winter season, we have been using this bad boy EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. My son’s nose has been stuffed and runny all at the same time. His baby snorts may sound cute, but his inability to breathe clearly makes him miserable. I can quickly and easily relieve him with two saline sprays in each nostril and the NoseFrida.
Wintertime can be tough on our baby’s skin. A humidifier is great to have with dry winter air. We love our son’s humidifier because it helps reduce chapped skin, stuffy noses, and dry mouth. I recommend not keeping it right next to your baby’s crib and out of arm’s reach from your little one.
Hats, Booties, Socks, and Mittens
Of course, we have to keep our babies warm from the chilly weather. A knit hat, warm socks, and mittens are great winter products for baby! Babies don’t have to wear all these items indoors since we don’t want them overheating, so use your best judgment. I also recommend getting baby booties to keep the heat from escaping and warm their little piggies. 🙂
A sweater is a perfect piece to have in any winter wardrobe. It’s ideal for layering to keep your little one bundled up. I recommend a soft knit sweater with an easy zipper, buttons, or snaps to take it off your child quickly. We all know you can’t take forever when they want it off, or there will be a fit!
It’s no secret that cold weather can bring on sick days. The last thing we want is for our babies to get sick. Carry some hand sanitizer to kill those nasty cold and flu germs. If someone wants to hold your baby, give them a few sprays of sanitizer. It’s better to be safe and healthy than sorry and sick.
Dry skin is inevitable during the winter months. We want to protect our babies’ skin, so picking a safe lotion is essential. Here’s a great option from Earth Mama specially designed to moisturize and protect a baby’s sensitive skin from dryness. This moisturizer gently soothes and softens, leaving skin nourished, protected, and smooth.
Footed Sleepers and Sleep Sacks
Our babies can get cold at night, and since having loose blankets is unsafe, a footed sleeper or sleep sack is a better and safer option. These will keep your little one warm and comfortable with those dropping temperatures.
If you’re getting your child ready to sit in their car seat, they should not be wearing heavy coats or wrapped up in a blanket while getting buckled in. All that should be between your baby and the car seat straps are their pants and shirt. Blankets and covers should be OVER the buckles and around the car seat. The 7 AM Enfant Nido and Cozy Covers are excellent and safe options.
If you plan on taking your baby out in the stroller in the chilly weather, a bunting bag is a good idea. It’s basically like a baby snowsuit! One option that I recommend is this adorable bunting from Columbia. This brand has some tremendous waterproof choices for babies.
Now you and your baby are all ready for the winter! Are there any other winter products for babies that you would add to the list?