Keeping little ones warm during winter might be common sense for some (throw on a sweater, right?), but there is more to it than you think!
Let’s face it, South African architecture was not built to keep us warm. While this may be a blessing during those hot summer days, concrete walls and floors can send chills up our spines when temperatures drop. With winter quickly approaching (with the exception of a few lovely warm days we have been having!), it is up to us to protect our babies from the winter chill.
Here are a few tips to keeping your kiddies safely warm this winter.
- Consider the placement of your little one’s crib. A crib placed near a door, window, or air vent can cause unnecessary cold drafts.
- Use flannel sheets, double-up on warm footie pajamas, and consider a sleep sack rather than piling on the blankets. While blankets are great for us when we are cold, loose items in a crib are unsafe for babies.
- On a particularly cold evening, consider warming up the crib before bedtime using a microwaveable bean bag or hot water bottle. Be sure to remove these items before placing your baby in the crib, though!
- When heading out for the day, layering up is best. Large puffy jackets are not recommended for safe car seat use, so you will want to have enough warm clothes beneath it to keep them warm once removed.
Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find these items close to home.