One question that I receive often is how can I get outside this winter with my little one? Between tree lightings, holiday trains, luminary walks and more, it's a great season to be outside. So how can you and baby (even those big babies!) stay warm in winter? The three W's!
- Wicking The warming layer is right next to the skin and should move moisture away from the skin. I suggest wool, bamboo or cuddle duds. Use these both on you and baby. I suggest not wearing cotton as it can get soggy and trap moisture. In the winter, wet = cold!
- Warming This layer may or may not be needed depending on temperature and if you are snuggling with the baby inside your coat. Fleece makes an excellent warming layer and is easy to find. Some people will also use thicker wool or down to be their warming layer. Depending on how chilly it is, you might be doubling up on this layer. So you can do a fleece jacket and a down vest to keep little kids extra warm during playtime outside.
- Weather This is the final weather and should be weatherproof. We don't want wetness reaching the skin, so making sure it's a waterproof layer is critical.