1. Type of Outerwear…
When shopping for your baby’s winter clothing, you will discover that you have many choices. The first choice is whether your baby needs a winter coat or a snowsuit. It’s important to choose the right one. So, how do you do that? Ask yourself two questions:
- How bad are your winters? If you live in the north where the winters can get below freezing, you want to look more at snowsuits. If you live in the more southern areas where the winter is milder, a winter coat could suffice. A snowsuit covers the whole body and insulates. Bitter cold and wind can be held at bay with snowsuits. A winter coat adds just enough warmth but does not cover from the waist down. This can be fine if just extra leggings or thicker pants can easily make up for it.
- How often will the baby wear it and for how long? Snowsuits take more time to put on and take off. How often will you have to do that a day? If you are going to daycare and back only, how long will the baby be exposed to the cold? Snowsuits are great for this scenario. Going in and out many places with small amounts of cold exposure makes coats a better option as you can quickly take off the coat and get it back on with speed so that your many stops are not having your spend so much time working with snowsuits.