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


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hi everyone melissa here from
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cloudmom.com talking about winterizing
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your baby how do you take care of your
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baby in the cold what are the things you
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can do so what I’m going to do is
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quickly talk about skincare and then
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talk about clothing both inside and out
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so when it comes to skincare I have
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found with my babies that they did tend
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to get a little drier in the winter
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months which i think is from the dry
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heat in our building and what I did do
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with some of them is graduate to a
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thicker more nourishing type of cream so
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I think that’s a good idea and then of
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course aquaphor I found was great my
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kids also developed a little bit of
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irritation from the cold here in the
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math area from drooling
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I know lovely and my doctor recommended
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for that a little bit of hydrocortisone
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so check with your doctor and see if he
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thinks that’s a good idea
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so that’s skin care one final note a
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humidifier can be a really really great
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thing if you have dry environment it can
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really help keep the air nice and moist
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if you do have a lot of heat on in your
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house or building it might be good to
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even crack open the windows slightly so
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that you have an exchange of fresh air
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this is something I’ve always believed
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in again check with your doctor okay
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talking about clothing what I did with
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all my babies when it came to sleeping
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at night in the winter was to make sure
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they had a nice onesie long sleeved a
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footed pajama I’ve got a few here these
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are cotton but they can be used all year
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round
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nice colors footed onesie you can get
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these in an even warmer style if you
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like to and then I swaddled them I did
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not use sleep snacks but some people do
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and they’re very popular so that’s I can
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keep your baby cozy in the crib you
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cannot use blankets remember that people
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when it comes to outside some of this
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can pose a challenge because you’re
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dealing with the stroller the baby not
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wanting to sort of be all like
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restricted and wanting access to his or
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her hand so here’s what I did piece by
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piece
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first of all the cats I have to show off
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this hat that my mother made from
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Arielle with a matching sweater and it
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was wonderful because it was nice and
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stretchy in which he was very very
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little and had a teensy teensy head she
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actually wore this home from the
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hospital maybe I’ll try to put that
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picture up I just rolled it up like this
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and it worked so great you can use a hat
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like this that’s a soft wool or you can
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use a cotton hat okay it has to fit the
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head otherwise it can fall off or you
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can get another
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like this and these are terrific with
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ties and gently tie this under the
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baby’s chin and that will hopefully stay
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on mittens I had very little success
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with with newborns because all my kids
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were finger and thumb suckers here’s a
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pair these would usually get flung off
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and lost as soon as my baby was old
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enough to really move around they did
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not like the mittens
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okay coats and strollers here’s what I
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recommend
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I’m going to show you my fabulous insert
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I’ve had this I had this for many many
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of my kids and it’s this big warm thing
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that I wanted to get into it’s like
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super luxurious you see how warm and
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then on the outside it has basically
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what is like a shell against the wind so
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I would package my kids into this when I
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had my first two I had a double stroller
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and they would be all cozy and I was so
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jealous of them as I was walking down
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the street like freezing so that worked
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great once they were in that I really
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didn’t need a winter coat they would
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have a pajama a onesie and a cardigan
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very easy to take on and off once you
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get inside and that did the trick this
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also made it going to get my coat it
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also made it easier in terms of getting
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them in and out of the stroller securing
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those things and of course the car seat
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okay
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if you do want to have a winter coat or
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you need one I would get something like
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this this is a hand-me-down from my
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friend Risa it was reversible and it is
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quite warm and it is down but it’s
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extremely flexible and puffy it’s not
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like that thick kind of coat that can be
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a little bit unwieldy so that’s what I
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would do let me just quickly check my
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notes make sure I went through
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everything okay I’ve got a little bit of
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it of it oh okay so those are my
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thoughts on winterizing your baby I hope
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that they were helpful to you if you
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have other things you do with your baby
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that you think are good please share
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them with me on cloudmom.com in the
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comments good luck staying warm this
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winter and thank you so much for
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watching

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