How to Dress a Newborn in Winter
Shopping for boutique baby clothes is one of many new parent’s favorite pastimes. Some babies even have their whole wardrobe picked out before they’re born! Keeping baby both stylish and comfortable is key especially in the cold winter months. Fresh air is great for a baby’s health, but dressing a baby for a chilly winter day can seem like a daunting task.
It’s tempting to overdress baby in the winter. You might even swaddle her in everything she owns! A good rule of thumb for dressing baby in the winter? Keep her in as many layers as you are comfortable wearing that day plus one. Babies tend to lose heat more rapidly than adults do.
The “plus one” can be a warm blanket if the baby is still in a stroller. Also, make sure her head and feet are adequately covered as these are two areas where heat loss occurs swiftly. When the baby is traveling in a warm car, they need no more than a thin blanket tucked tightly around them. More layers can be dangerous in the event of an accident.
If they’re already toddling it becomes a bit trickier, but the "plus one" rule still applies. If you’re wearing a long-sleeved shirt and jacket, for example, put them in a long-sleeved shirt, jacket, and an added knit sweater or full bunting. A good way to check if they’re under or over bundled is to slip a hand on their back and tummy. They should feel warm but not hot and sweaty.
Our Ava Newborn Layette Collection is a new winter favorite. This sweet set features ultra-soft Pima cotton in quintessential blush shades. The leggings and top are classically simple pieces that can be paired with other winter warmers, like our quilted baby bonnets, bloomers, and quilted baby booties. By mixing and matching with your favorite pieces, the Ava Newborn Layette collection can be dressed up or down for any occasion. This four-season essential is so cozy you’ll wish for one in your size too!
Our new Lucy Blush Baby Girl Top & Leggings are another handcrafted set perfect for everyday elegance. Featuring an adorable kimono-style wrap top and pants in super-soft quilted cotton. The edges are trimmed in delicate pink floral for a touch of designer color. With a bevy of matching accessories, this collection makes a perfect baby shower gift set. From the soft quilted baby booties and bib to her super cozy baby girl blanket to her plush bunny toy and trendy Bibs baby pacifier, expectant mothers love the sweetness of our new Lucy Blush collection.
We’ve got just the collection to keep your baby boy stylish and warm in the winter too! Our Grayson Baby Boy Suit collection is crafted from soft quilted cotton in a dapper shade of grey. For a final polish, it includes a white French Terry cotton trim. The combination of style and superior fabrics turn this ensemble into a handsome baby suit, perfect for any special occasion. Don’t forget his accessories! Our quilted baby boy quilted newsboy hat is classic and on-trend and the baby boy quilted booties will keep him cozy and warm. This set can also include our darling dove grey suede shoes for extra formality. This set makes a wonderful baby boy gift, a baby shower shower present, baptism set, or adorable wedding suit for your baby boy.
Baby, Beau and Belle have been styling baby for over three decades with American-made boutique baby clothes. We bring together nostalgic designs, premium materials, superior craftsmanship, and ultra-soft comfort. Our boutique baby clothes are lovingly hand-sewn to become more than just an outfit, but a keepsake for your family to treasure for generations to come.