Because your baby does not know how to regulate his own body temperature quite yet, you need to make sure that he is properly dressed. Dress your baby so that he is warm, but not too warm. No doubt about it, a baby can be quite hard to dress at times. They are squirmy, floppy, scrunched up and don't usually like to be changed. When choosing baby clothes, pick clothes that have easy-on, easy-off features. Wide-neck openings and shirts with snaps on the neck come in handy when trying to fit your baby's large head through tiny clothes. Choose outfits that require a minimal amount of fastening up the back. Sleeves should be fairly loose.
As fun as it is to see your baby in every outfit that you have for him, make changes only when necessary. Use bibs to protect your baby's clothing from being soiled by spit up, formula or baby food. Sleepers are easy to change and it is very easy to change a baby's diaper in the night when they are wearing a gown.
Dress your baby on a flat surface and talk to your baby while you change her clothes. Talk to your baby about what she is wearing and how you are getting her dressed. Stretch the neck openings with your hands before you try to put it on your baby. Instead of tugging the clothes on and off, be careful and take your time. Keep the opening as wide as you can while you put the garment over her head and avoid snagging her ears and nose. When your baby's head is covered, play peek-a-boo. It might be scary for your little one to be covered up in the dark, even if it is just for a quick second. When you are ready to put your baby's arms into the sleeves, reach into the sleeves and pull your baby's hands through. It is much easier than trying to shove your baby's tiny, clenched hands into an article of clothing. Be careful not to pinch your baby's skin when fastening snaps and zippers.
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Flor - 367 days ago.
Depends. The first thing to dress our baby should be a body in organic cotton.
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