Baby its cold outside!
Now that we are into November December, we can expect to see some grisly weather coming our way. There are stories being thrown about that this winter is set to be one of the coldest in history with night time temperatures to allegedly hit lows of -16. Not a typo I actually did say -16!! Who knows maybe Mr. Crosby’s dreams will come true and we will have a white Christmas.
This is all very well, but what about those little babies who have just left the warmth and security of their mother’s womb, only to arrive in the cold winter world of torrid rain and biting winds and if we are to believe the gossip never before experienced cold snaps!
We’ve been doing some research on how to keep baby warm and cosy through these times, without over heating the little treasures and without over protecting them. New babies may look extremely vulnerable and while they are, they are also quite hardy and resilient in some ways. It’s a survival thing!
It’s widely believed that its not cold weather that gives baby a cold, rather contact with people who have virus or infection. That doesn’t mean that you have to hibernate until spring, rather avoid tightly crowded places for the first 3 months or so until baby has had a chance to strengthen his or her immune system. It’s probably best to avoid unnecessary close contact with persons who have a runny nose or appear to be snuffling greatly!
It is best to keep baby’s vaccines up to date also. Babies with underlying conditions or premature babies may need extra care, we recommend consulting with your health care practitioner in this case!
Keep baby well wrapped up, without over doing it. The ideal temperature for a baby is 36 - 37 degrees Celsius, that’s approx 99.5 Fahrenheit.
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