How To Dress a Toddler for Cold Weather
Written by Aissatou Diallo
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The sun sets earlier, the leaves turn yellow and the cool, crisp air causes you to slightly shiver. Fall is here and winter is around the corner. Your baby is in need of a seasonal wardrobe reset!
As summer turns into fall and then transitions to winter, keeping our babies warm, but not overheated is an ongoing struggle. With chilly mornings, warm afternoons, and cool nights, it’s hard to know what clothes to pull out of your child’s closet. There are so many questions that run through your mind:
What should my baby wear outside? How should I dress my toddler for 45-degree weather? How should I dress my baby in October? What is the best toddler fall and winter clothing to wear around the house or to play outside? How should I dress my baby in the fall and winter? How should I dress my baby at night in the fall?
The answer? Layers.
The key to keeping your baby, toddler or kid warm in the cooler seasons is dressing them in layers. They are perfect for kids of all ages. If it is cold out, add another layer or two to your child’s outfit for increased warmth. And as the weather warms up throughout the day, you can remove the layers easily.
Start with your inner, base layer. That can be a t-shirt or a bodysuit. Next, add a middle layer or an insulating layer to trap the heat. Depending on how chilly it is outside, this can consist of a light long-sleeve top, knit sweater, cardigan, or sweatshirt. Add a pair of pants, leggings, or a skirt and thick tights to complete the middle layer. Protect your baby from seasonal elements like wind, snow, or rain with a final, outer layer. A lightweight water-resistant jacket will do just the job, unless you’re trudging through the snow in a city like New York, in that case, find a fleece-lined warm coat for your little one. Don’t forget your cold weather essentials like socks, boots, hats, gloves, and a scarf.
Here are some of our favorite layering pieces for the fall and winter: