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Tips for taking care of your baby in the cold

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When it is cold outside, all you want to do is stay indoors, and if you're a new mom, you'll want to keep your newborn safe from the harsh winds outside because your baby's immune system is still developing. He/She will be vulnerable to colds and illnesses, which will worry you. You can, however, keep your infant warm and safe by taking the following steps.

Here are tips for keeping your child warm and healthy

1 Use a humidifier

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If you reside in a cooler climate, you will need to use a humidifier in your baby's room to ensure that the moisture levels are appropriately maintained.

2 Dress your child comfortably

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Keeping your child covered up in tight sweaters, gloves, socks, and a cap all the time may restrict his movement and make him irritable. So make him wear clothes that are appropriate for the climate of the room and that fully cover his body but are not tight.

3 Breastfeed your child

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Breast milk includes antibodies and nutrients that support a baby's immune system and protect him from common ailments. So, even if you've started him on solids, you should keep breastfeeding him. Breast milk will supply him with all of the nutrients he requires to be healthy. The warmth of your body will also be pleasant for him during breastfeeding.

4 Use a moisturizer

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Your child's skin will be highly sensitive, and the cold winter environment may cause it to dry up. Use a decent moisturizer on your child's skin if you want to maintain it soft and supple. You can use a cream or lotion rich in milk cream and butter to help maintain your baby's skin's luster and texture.

5 Don't use heavy blankets

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Laying a lovely heavy blanket over your baby to keep him warm may seem like the greatest method to keep him warm in the cold, but it isn't the healthiest option. If you wrap your baby in heavy blankets to keep him warm, he won't be able to move his arms freely. In an attempt to do so, he may pull it above his face, increasing the risk of SIDS.

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