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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 07:40 AM   1
Jennaxo
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Winter newborn help!


I had my 20 week scan last week, found out I'm having another little boy, so happy

I am going to pull down Caleb's baby clothes from the loft and see what I've got before doing a little shopping. But... he was a summer baby and I've realised I have no idea what I need to buy specifically for a winter baby. I'm in the UK so it is going to be pretty damn chilly.

Anybody got any suggestions on must haves? Would be very grateful. Feel like such an idiot.



 
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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 07:50 AM   2
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Legit have been wondering the exact same thing! Due on the 16th Jan so it's guaranteed to be freezing. (UK same as you!) I'm thinking long sleeve bodysuits under sleepsuits and lots of blankets to add/take away as necessary. I looked at some of those velour sleepsuits but I feel like baby would overheat since it won't be cold indoors with the central heating on. I'm also thinking one of those pramsuits/snowsuits for when we go out. I've bought 2 2.5 tog sleeping bags too, and those feel cosy (could always also put a blanket on top if necessary). But I think for day-to-day I'm going to be mostly using bodysuits under sleepsuits and then a cardigan or something on top. But I'm defo interested to see what people who've had winter babies say!



 
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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 08:04 AM   3
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My first was born in August, but pretty much spent from October onwards in winter clothes. This LO is due n January too.

I'd suggest a nice snug pram/snow suit for all those walks, booties, long sleeved bodysuits, cosy hat and gloves, nice thick blankets...
It depends on how long you plan to keep baby in baby grows. I didn't like my DD being in them all day. So we bought fleecey trousers and got loads of knitted stuff so she wore that a lot of the time too xx



 
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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 09:25 AM   4
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A thick pram/snowsuit. I just layered vests etc under baby grow as as its often warm indoors and easy to strip the layers. Would also recommend a Wallaboo footmuff, they are amazing! Or similar thing, much easier than blankets etc



 
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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 11:03 AM   5
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My son was born Feb 5 - We are in Canada and our winters are very harsh! This time around I am due Feb 1st!

Sleepers are the best for the first 3 months! We had bought cute little pant and shirt outfits and never used any of them! Sleepers, long sleeve rompers, slippers, little mits and beanies!
We had a car seat cover that was made from Minky fabric to keep baby warm when we drove in the car or went on walks, plus also had a fleecy blanket in the car seat that we could remove if baby was getting too hot. Make sure if you get a car seat cover that it is one that can breathe and has many spots to open and allow ventilation.
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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 11:06 AM   6
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Hi! My DS is a January baby and the day he was born it was -38degrees Celsius out. I live in Northern Finland so it's pretty cold and snowy all winter. Inside he wore vests under a sleep suit then his 2.5 tog sleeping bag at night and blankets in the day. It was still at least 21 degrees inside so normal temp but at night it could get chilly. Outside he wore his normal clothes under a fleece or wool all in one and then his snowsuit, woolly hat, gloves and socks inside his pram sleeping bag and I would let him sleep outside up until -10 degrees celsius.

Obviously this is an extreme and not something you'll experience in the UK but I wanted to show you it's not difficult to dress them in the winter and don't be afraid of taking them out in the cold.



 
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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 11:17 AM   7
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Get a really good and safe/certified car seat cover if you intend to use the bucket-type car seats. I am in Canada and for my last fall/winter baby I got one that is good to -35 Celsius. It works great because you are not supposed to put baby in anything bulky in the car seat but it's so cold - I'd just have him in his regular indoor clothes + a hat and with the car set cover he was good to go anywhere.



 
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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 12:14 PM   8
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My first was March, just go with layers that way you can easily adjust. Long sleeved onsies, vests, cardigans and blankets.



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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 13:15 PM   9
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Thank you ladies, making a note of all this, your all a bunch of absolute life savers!



 
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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 14:59 PM   10
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Sleepers.
A warm fleece snowsuit for walks in the stroller or carrier.
A cover for over the carseat for the cold walks to the car.
Warm hard and mittens
Long sleeve onesies



 
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