Spring is a magical season to have a baby. The weather is beginning to warm up, the flowers are starting to bloom and everyone you pass by seems to have a big smile on their face. The arrival of warmer weather also means that you can finally take your newborn on regular walks outside to get some much-needed fresh air and sunlight (hooray!).
However, spring weather can be somewhat unpredictable. It’s important to dress your newborn in spring baby clothes that will keep them comfortable during temperature changes. To help you do exactly that, here are a few tips for dressing your newborn for spring weather.
One of the most difficult parts about dressing your baby for spring—or dressing yourself, for that matter—is that the temperature can fluctuate wildly throughout the day. The mornings tend to be cool and crisp, while the afternoons can get hot quickly.
To avoid under- or over-dressing your newborn, proper layering is essential. Start with a thin Onesies® Brand Bodysuit that feels good against baby’s delicate skin. Then, add a pair of baby pants, a long-sleeved shirt and maybe even a snowsuit if winter weather is still hanging around. As the temperature heats up, you can peel off layers to keep your little one nice and comfortable.Shop Onesies® Brand Bodysuits
Don’t Forget Accessories
When temperatures dip to uncomfortable levels, it’s important to keep the baby covered from head to toe. Be sure to pick up a pair of cozy baby mittens to protect your newborn’s hands from the cold. (Tip: You can use baby socks over the top of mittens to keep them from falling off their tiny hands.) For their feet, slip on a pair of baby booties designed to trap in heat.Shop Baby Mittens
Don’t forget to cover your baby’s head! If the weather is cold, plop a warm beanie on your little one’s head. For warmer weather, consider a sun hat to protect baby’s skin from the sun.
Keep a Blanket Handy
Receiving blankets are a versatile baby item that has many potential uses. For spring, a receiving blanket can be used to cover your little one’s car seat during transport. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, this is a much safer option than dressing your newborn in bulky clothing, which can make it difficult to keep the car seat harness tight.
A receiving blanket can also be used as added warmth and protection against the elements on outdoor strolls. Simply place the blanket on baby and remove it when the temperatures start heating up.
Be Aware of Rising Temperatures
Babies can overheat quickly in warm temperatures, so keep a careful eye on the temperature and watch for signs of overheating in your newborn. If your little one is too warm, he or she may feel hot to the touch or look a little flushed.
A good rule of thumb is to dress your baby in one more layer than whatever you’re wearing to feel comfortable. So, if you’re wearing a t-shirt, your baby will probably be most comfortable in a long-sleeved t-shirt or a light sweater. When you get back from your outdoor stroll, don’t forget to remove layers as needed (yes, even if it means accidentally waking them up!).
Warm Their Little Legs
Baby bodysuits are a must-have essential in every newborn’s wardrobe, but they don’t cover your baby’s tiny legs. The solution? A cute pair of baby leggings or pants, of course. For added warmth and style, slip a pair of solid-color pants over a bodysuit with a playful design (think: flowers and cheerful colors). Baby leg warmers are another option worth considering for your little cutie. Consider adding a pair of baby socks to their ensemble to keep their tiny toes warm.
Spring Baby Clothes: Style in Bloom at Gerber Childrenswear
One of the best things about spring is the return of bright colors and cheerful patterns. From pretty pastels to flower prints and garden motifs, spring is a great time for new parents to pick up stylish spring outfits for their little one.
So, are you ready to start shopping for spring? Whether you’re shopping for a girl or a boy, Gerber Childrenswear has the cutest spring styles for your little one. Check out our new selection of spring baby clothes and discover adorable outfits at prices you’ll love. For more helpful info, be sure to sign up for our newsletter!