- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I had my son in January in the U.S. We had severe snow storms the three days I was in the hospital. These Bundle Ups were a dream! They make it so you dont have to over dress your baby but they stay nice & cozy while traveling to & from the car or while it’s warming up. You can then unzip so they don’t overheat plus they can’t just toss the blanket to the floor.
Hey inuit babies survive, so yours will too xx
I live in Canada and I had my baby in January when it was -30 out and tons of snow all around! That is normal for us here, though, so I was prepared. We brought a snowsuit to the hospital to bring baby home in and she wore a warm sleeper underneath. I always had her in long sleeves, pants and socks or warm sleepers during the winter months. As long as you are prepared and have warm clothes ready for baby and your house and car have heat, you will be fine. And I imagine the winters in Australia are nowhere near as harsh as the ones we get here. 🙂
Thanks everyone for your helpful advice! As for those who tried to make me feel like a moron…..
I’m due Nov 27th and I’m in Canada, baby’s first few months will be freezing but we will just bundle up and avoid going out on severe weather/cold days. Our furnace is insured as well which is helpful because if it breaks they will come fix or replace it at no charge. I’ve been in two houses where the furnace broke in mid winter and it’s a scary thought to have that happen with a newborn. Just something to consider as well!
I haven’t had any children, but I was a winter baby and was fine. In fact, according to those who remember, it was the coldest they’d had here in awhile. I just stayed wrapped in a blanket I think lol. May explain why I love being in a blanket as an adult. But you should be just fine 🙂
I had my daughter right before Christmas during a snow storm. We brought her home and there was 12 inches of snow on the ground! Being from central texas, this was my first experience with snow and cold and boy was I freaked!
here are my suggestions:
if its dry from the heat being on get a cool steam humidifier. Those little coughs and congested noises from the dry heat from our furnace made me think she was ill. I too was scared of the flu!
i was a hermit for about 6 weeks due to colds/flu. I was also healing from a c section. Hand sanitizer is your friend.
Baby wore fleece footie pjs with a zipper inside. If we left the house id put a cotton onesie under it and socks. Also a hat. Then a blanket. You can take off layers as needed.
the cold was nice while my hormones came back to earth. I got the sweats often so stepping outside was a god send.
A car seat cover helped a lot when we left the house. Kept germy strangers away and helped keep baby warm. also helped with sleep and keeping snow from making her blankets damp.
Be careful with blankets in a crib. They have fleece sleep sacks that are awesome! Also fleece swaddlers. I would put her in a diaper and then one of those and viola! Warm baby that was easy to change.
Oh and no bulky jackets in the car seat. Layer over the straps, not under.
Good luck and congrats!
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