Winter brings with it a whole lot of happiness- all the excitement about Christmas and New Year can be just overwhelming- in the good way. But winter also comes with many tough situations- the seasonal flu and chilly air can be hard, especially for babies, who tend to be vulnerable and sensitive to changes in the climate.
Here are some great ways to keep your baby warm this winter.
Get Thick Curtains
One of the simplest ways to keep your home (and baby) warm during the cold, chilly winters is to switch to thicker curtains. This simple trick can actually work wonders in keeping your house warm and comfortable. If your house has marble or tiled flooring, you could also try using a rug made of thick fabric. Many interior designers also recommend placing a curtain in front of the main door of your house to add another layer of protection.
It may sound surprising, but yes, baking, boiling and pretty much any cooking activity can help keep your house warmer during chilly winters. You can get your baby seated on a high stool beside you while you whip up a warm soup in the kitchen.
Let the Natural Sunlight In
You may be tempted to keep the windows and doors closed shut during the winter- but remember, it is all about keeping the house warm. Undoubtedly, there is no better source of heat than natural sunlight- so make sure that you have the curtains open during the morning and the afternoon and let the sunlight enter your home- naturally heating it up.
Shut the Door
Another cool trick to keep your rooms warm and toasty is to keep the door shut and create a little sauna. Make sure you close all the gaps and spaces that may let out the warm air from the room- the space below the door, keyholes etc. Not allowing the air from escaping is by far, one of the simplest and easiest way to keep warm during winters.
Get Warm Clothes
This one’s pretty obvious- make sure that your baby is always dressed in warm clothes. It is also a good idea to keep monitoring his temperature, or simply touch his palms and soles to check if he isn’t too cold. Get good quality soft woollen fabrics for your kid, and always make sure he is well protected with a proper cap, especially if you’re heading out with him.
Protection at Night
Chilly nights may call for some extra protection for your baby- make sure your baby is well covered in soft, warm blankets. If you are one of those who like to bathe your baby before putting him to bed, make sure you have the room heater turned on after you’re done bathing him and as you get him out. Dry your baby properly with a clean towel and dress him up in soft and comfortable clothes. It is also a good idea to hold him close to you for some time to keep him warm.
Check your Fireplace
If you have any unused fireplaces in your home, now’s the time to get them sealed off or use any special blocking equipments. You may not know it, but a lot of warm air from your home goes straight out through the chimney and yes, a lot of cold air enters your home too.
Get a Programmable Thermostat
Purchasing a programmable thermostat will not just turn out to be the wisest investment for your home this winter, but it will also ensure that your home is warm without you making too much effort. You may want to keep the temperature relatively cool during the night as opposed to the day, since researchers claim that sleeping in cooler temperatures could promote better sleep and also increase your metabolism.
Uninsulated wood floors tend to cause approximately 10% of your home’s heat to be lost- and that’s when carpets and rugs come in. So the next time you find them on some discount, don’t hesitate to grab them- they don’t just keep your room warmer, but they’re also good at trapping heat as opposed to your wooden floors.