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How to keep baby cozy in the colder weather?


I have an 11 week old baby and just wanting to know the best way to dress and what blankets to use at night. I am currently swaddling her in a cotton infant wrap and putting 2 normal baby blankets on her and on the colder nights I''m using a polar fleece with 2 blankets.

My house is quite cold, should I use a heater in the room my baby is in? (she sleeps in my room)

How many layers do you put on baby? I have cotton sleepsuits and fleecy ones, which are best to use for sleeping?

I have a quilt cover that came with the crib set can I use them or are they for when bubs is a toddler? Or should I just use the receiving blankets I do have?

Had more to ask but bubs is screaming :)

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I have really cold house too and no heating available, so when it's really cold my wife and I put our baby girl into a baby sleeping bag, and if it's even colder we put her between us, the human body temperature can do the work, but usually the sleeping bag is good enough, we don't like putting her in a lot of clothes layers cause her skin is too sensitive; I think the sleeping bag is a good option it available online and not even that expensive.
Wear your baby! We’ve all been there. Carrying a baby is like wearing an external heater, so just imagine that it’s keeping them just as warm. Wearing your baby in a carrier is a great way to keep you both warm and to provide extra comfort and soothing in cold, uncomfortable weather. Just make sure their tiny appendages are covered up!
Thank you for sharing your concerns and questions about dressing your baby at night. I will give you some tips that may help you:
1. Regarding choosing clothes and blankets: It is important to keep the baby’s body temperature moderate and comfortable while sleeping. It is preferable to use soft and comfortable cotton sleepwear for the skin. Cotton allows the skin to breathe and helps regulate body temperature.
2. Regarding the number of layers: This depends on the temperature of the house. If the house is very cold, you can use extra layers to keep baby warm. It is best to use a light cotton blanket and then add another layer of polar fleece if the nights are very cold.
3. Regarding using the heater: If the house is very cold and you use the heater in the room where your child sleeps, make sure that the heater is out of the child’s reach and that he is not exposed to direct heat. You may also want to use an air humidifier to help humidify the air and avoid dry skin.
4. As for the proper use of the duvet cover: At first, it is best to use the receiving blankets you have available, as they are safer for young children. It may be best to delay using a duvet cover until your child is able to move freely and not become confused by it. I hope these tips are useful to you. If you have any other questions or need additional help, feel free to ask me.
Try to make your baby more comfortable dear with measures such as making sure that she or he drinks fluids , suctioning nasal mucus and keeping the air moist I think that will help with the cold
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