5 Safety Tips for Winter Weather

Well, it’s officially winter. We’ve already had a couple of snow storms here at Baby Safety Zone headquarters. Winter can be beautiful, but with dropping temperatures come risks to babies’ safety. Below are tips for keeping your baby warm and safe in the winter wonderland.

1. When in doubt layer!

Layers will keep your baby warm and dry and outside. A good rule of thumb is to add an extra layer to baby than an adult would wear in the same conditions.

2. Take bulky jackets off for car seat.

When traveling by car, it is best to take your baby’s coat off before strapping them into a car seat. The added bulkiness from a winter jacket can cause the straps in your child’s car seat to become too lose to prevent injury in a crash.

3. Limit time outside.

If it’s 20 degrees or below save the outdoor activities for a warmer day above 40 degrees.

4. Wear baby for warmth. 

Wearing your baby is a great way to keep you both warm. Your baby will be much warmer snuggled up close to you than in a stroller. Be sure to dress yourself and your baby appropriately for the cold weather.

5. Sleep Safety

Remember to never add loose blankets to a baby’s sleep environment. They are associated with suffocation deaths and can contribute to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

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