(Closed) Having a baby in winter…should I be worried?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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sugarcloud:  You will be fine! As long as you wrap your baby in warm clothes, cover the tiny feet and head & add a few extra blankets! If you can maybe start your car 5 mins before walking out with baby so it’s already warmed up (we do that in Florida when it’s really hot but with the A/C). You got this!!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

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sugarcloud:  My son was born in march in the US which is most definitely still winter. Actually the day we brought him home it was a 20 degree day. the only thing I didn’t get to do was take him on outdoor walks, other than that his onezies and baby blankets at home were just fine. As long as you have good heating and airflow at home you should be just fine. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Congratulations! Your Australian winters are like our British summers πŸ™‚ Your baby will be just fine. The general rule is that babies should wear one layer more than we would wear ourselves.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

the rule of thumb i was told is one more layer than you wear.  so if you have on a sweatshirt,  add a blanket over the baby.

if baby’s hands and feet are cold, add another layer.  and keep a hat on.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m due in February in a part of the US where it isn’t unheard of to have 3 feet of snow on the ground and -10 F days so I am a little nervous about this as well! I’m planning on investing in a few high quality newborn outdoor winter wear just for the quick trip from the door to the car and pre-heating the car. Definitely a scary thought having to drive to the hospital in the middle of blizzard 😱

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

You will be fine, baby will be fine.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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sugarcloud:  Just remember that it’s only been in the last 50 years or so that we even had reliable interior climate control. Babies have been born for thousands of years without any heat or air conditioning. Even now, babies are born in remote places in the world with 1% of the modern amenities that you probably have in Austrailia. Your baby will be fine.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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eelise:  I am worried about the same thing! 

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sugarcloud:  Your house is heated- so I’d go with PPs and just add one extra layer for baby and some extra bundling and blankets if you go outside.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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sugarcloud:  You are aware people in many parts of the world also have babies in climates where winter is -30 C to -40 C, and there are full on blizzards/snowstorms right? And the babies survive through months of winter. 

Add layers, socks, a hat, and just keep baby covered. It is not like you even have to worry about snowsuits or frostbite, FFS.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Jesus christ, I thought you were going to be from Russia or something… I’d be more worried about having a kangaroo steal my baby than the deadly Australia winters… 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think everything will work out great!  I live in the middle of no where Rocky Mountains where the winters can be brutal and sometimes we can be snowed it for days….and the expecting mamas and babies have always been healthy and happy!  One of my childhood best friend’s mom went into labor during a blizzard.  The ambulance couldn’t get out in the conditions, so they had to take her on a snowmobile to the hospital.  That’s the kind of situation that terrifies me…especially since the nearest hospital with a maternity ward is 60 miles away!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Just out of curiosity I looked up current temperatures in Sydney (not sure if it’s close to where you are) and temperatures are in the 60s(F) this week with lows in the 50s. I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Babies survive being born in much colder climates. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’m a winter MN baby. Snow is a normal day for us from November to March. Bundle up and be good to go!

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Busy bee

your baby will be fine! Millions of people are born in winter and have a long healthy life πŸ™‚ 

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