As the weather starts to warm up, you will want to start taking your baby outdoors more often so he or she can get some fresh air and enjoy playdates at the park with other infants their own age. With spring weather, temperatures can rise and fall more quickly throughout the day. It is important to be prepared before leaving home by using these tips provide by your Toronto baby specialty store, Apple Babies.
Dress Your Baby in Layers
Since morning temperatures tend to be a bit cooler, start with a t-shirt or onesie for the bottom layer. Next a pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt. Socks should go on the feet before shoes or baby booties. You will also one to put a hoodie or sweatshirt on your baby and remember to pack a rain jacket and umbrella in case of rain. As the day warms up, you can peel off the layers, or if things get colder, you can put on their jacket.
Limit the Amount of Time Spent in Direct Sunlight
Your baby’s skin is sensitive and excessive exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided. Remember to use specially formulated baby sunscreen and reapply often throughout the time spent outdoors. If your baby is younger than six months, consult with your pediatrician first about appropriate sunscreens and alternative methods to use to protect your baby’s skin.
Use a Light Cotton Hat to Protect Your Baby’s Head
Their scalp is equally sensitive to prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. A light cotton hat can help protect their head. There are also different styles with a brim to help shade their eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Pack Extra Clothing
Your baby will want to explore the outdoors and probably will get dirty. Plus, if they have an accident, you do not have to worry about them playing in wet clothing. Make sure to bring along an entire change of clothing, including underclothes and outer-layers.
Limit Dark Coloured Clothing
Dark colours absorb heat from direct and indirect sunlight, so they will warm your baby up much faster. While these are great for those cold, blistery winter days, you will want to stick with light coloured clothing for the spring and summer, too!
Get Around Town Easier with a Stroller or Baby Sling
A stroller makes it easy to pack everything you will need for your baby’s outdoor play times. Most models offer storage underneath the seat for your diaper bag, extra set of clothing, snacks, drinks, and other such items. A baby sling is a wonderful product when you do not need the stroller and allows you to carry your baby while keeping your hands free.
Lastly, remember to have fun outdoors with your baby exploring and playing! For all of your baby needs, stop on by Apple Babies today or call us at 416-546-8483.