Keeping Baby Warm on those Winter Nights.

How To Keep Your Baby Warm

As the winter months approach, parents of newborns may be concerned about how to dress their little ones in cold weather. It's important to keep newborns warm, but not too warm, to prevent overheating. When dressing a baby for winter, layering is key. A winter bodysuit can provide an extra layer of warmth, and a stroller blanket can keep baby cozy while on-the-go. Remember to always check your baby's temperature and adjust layers accordingly. By following these tips, you can ensure that your baby stays bundled up and warm during cold days this winter.

Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.

Sara Raasch

Ideal Room Temperature for Winter Newborns

Maintaining the right temperature is key for a comfortable and safe winter sleeping environment for your newborn. Aim for a temperature between 18-22°C, and consider using a heating system to achieve this. If you don't have a heater, there are alternative ways to keep your baby warm, such as layering their clothing and using a winter bodysuit or stroller blanket. It's important to avoid overheating, so monitor your baby's temperature regularly and adjust layers as needed. By following these tips, you can ensure that your baby stays cozy and warm during the colder months.

Natural wood cot set out with a sand ginham crib quilt and other gender nuteral prints, this illustrates ideas of keeping your cot warm.

Snuggly Jacks Sand Gingham Cot Quilt

Creating a Warm Winter Environment with Rugs

To keep your baby's room warm during the colder months, consider using a rug under the crib or cot. This is particularly important for nurseries without carpeting, as rugs can provide an additional layer of insulation to trap cool air and prevent it from entering the room. Moreover, a rug can complement any nursery design and add coziness to the space. If a rug is not available, you can use a 100% cotton playmat under the crib for the same effect

 What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

John Steinbeck

Newborn Baby Tummy Time Playmat by Snuggly Jacks placed on the ground of a new borns nursery showing how to keep your baby warm while on the ground

Golden Leaves Playmat

Natural fibers allow the baby's skin to breathe and regulate their temperature naturally during the colder months.

Choosing Natural Fibers for Your Baby's Winter Nursery

Natural fibers such as cotton, bamboo, and wool are great options for winter clothing and bedding for newborns. These materials allow the baby's skin to breathe and regulate their temperature naturally. Choosing clothing made from natural fibers like cotton, with a warm and soft texture, can keep your baby cozy and comfortable during the colder months. Additionally, using 100% cotton fitted sheets can also help to maintain warmth and create a safe sleeping environment. For added warmth and comfort, you can also try using a Snuggly Jacks Cot Quilt, which is made from 100% cotton and acts as a final, much-needed barrier between your baby and the outside elements.

Cot set with Snuggly Jacks Australiana Fitted Sheet emphasizes the warmth of natural fibers.

Snuggly Jacks Fitted Cot Sheets

Layer Up for Winter Baby Comfort.

Rather than relying on a single, overly warm outfit for your baby, dressing them in layers is a great way to maintain their optimal temperature. Overheating or not providing enough warmth can be detrimental to your baby's health, so having control over their temperature is important. Layers make it easy to add or remove clothing as needed to keep your baby comfortable. To check if your baby is at the right temperature, place your hand on their chest. If they feel hot or clammy, they're too warm. If they're cool to the touch, they need more layers. Opt for lightweight, cotton-based fabrics that's easy to put on or take off.

Keep your baby warm, comfortable, and secure during winter months

Swaddle to mimic the womb.

Swaddling is an effective way to keep your newborn warm and comfortable during the winter months. It not only adds an extra layer of warmth, but also helps your baby sleep better by providing a sense of security. For best results, use a Jersey Stretch Swaddle Wrap that allows for a snug, yet gentle fit, mimicking the feeling of being in the womb. Made from high-quality, sustainable cotton, this type of swaddle wrap provides an extra layer of protection against the cold, while keeping your baby feeling cozy and relaxed.

 Baby Girl laying in a bassinet swaddled in a Snuggly Jacks Jersey Swaddle Wrap with matching Top Knot
Dusty Mauve Jersey Swaddle Wrap

Ensuring Your Baby's Winter Comfort.

Winter can be harsh on baby's delicate skin, causing it to dry out quickly. It's important to keep baby comfortable by moisturizing their skin daily with a gentle, unscented lotion. This will help prevent any type of rash caused by dry skin, and keep baby's skin soft and smooth.

Aim for a temperature between 18-22°C

Another important consideration is keeping the nursery at a comfortable temperature. It's easy to forget to close all windows and doors in the winter, which can lead to cold air seeping into the room. Make sure to keep all windows covered with curtains at night to keep the cool air out and maintain a warm, cozy environment for baby.


"It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it's really a time of renewal and reflection." ―Elizabeth Camden


Remember each baby is individual and what may work for one may not work for another. As their parent you have the best idea of what options will keep your baby warm during those cold winter nights. Comment with what did and didn’t work for you or if you have any tips of your own.  

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