Winter Baby Tips: How to Dress and Care for Baby in the Cold


Baby, it’s cold outside! Wondering how to care for your baby and which winter baby clothes to stock up on during the cold months? This can be challenging for moms, especially if you have a newborn. In this video I talk about how to dress a baby in winter, both inside and outside (and when she’s sleeping). Plus, I go over baby skin care tips and other baby care items you should have on hand and show the products that worked best for my five babies.

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Even when it’s cold, it’s so important to get outside with your little one and get some fresh air! So get that stroller blanket, hat and mittens ready and hit the road. You’ll also want to make sure your baby’s skin is well hydrated in the bitter cold winter months. I’ll go over the best lotions for baby in my video!

What are your top tips or questions about taking care of an infant in the winter months? Share them in the comments!

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  • lovely baby

    Wonderful article. At Feel the hugs we always say wrap kids in hugs….with weather we can wrap kids in blankets wrapped around them giving them a safe feeling.

  • Briggy stum

    Hi Melissa! Great information! When baby is an older infant at 9 months and you no longer swaddle them, does a onesie and fleece pj work during cold winter nights. Also, I love your idea with keeping warm in stroller but what does one do with an older infant when in the car seat and headed to the store during winter days? I read that puffy coats were unsafe in car seats due to belts not fitting correctly. Do you layer the baby and carry them into the store with blankets? Thanks!

    • I think the rule is no puffy coats b/t baby and car seat b/c the straps need to fit snuggly. What I did (and double check with your doc) is to wrap a blanket over the baby once buckled into the seat. Make sure it is tight and away from the face, like you do with your swaddle. I think a onesie and fleece (safe) pj during cold winter nights is fine. NO BLANKETS in the crib! Sending love. xo M

  • Ashley

    Please make sure to not recommend after market products in a car seat(the insert) or coats. they are dangerous and not crash tested. a blanket or car poncho does just fine. 🙂
    Coats are only allowed if the straps need absolutely no adjustment from the previous rides with regular clothing.
    Just something you may want to add to later videos since this isn’t as known as it should be. otherwise super video!