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How to Dress Your Child for Bedtime During the Winter

How to Dress Your Child for Bedtime During the Winter - Wear Lark

Winter is just around the corner! If you live somewhere north like Pittsburgh or Buffalo, you are probably already feeling the chill that winter brings. With this new season comes the need for soft, bamboo baby rompers and other essentials to keep your little one warm. To prepare for these harsh winter months, check out our guide for dressing your child for the season now! 

Tips for Dressing Your Child According to Their Age

little toddler in pajamasKeep your child warm and happy with soft bamboo baby essentials!

We all know how long winter nights feel. Not only is the sun setting earlier, but we are also left with chillier nights and dreary weather. The last thing that we want to deal with on top of these cold nights is a restless child. All too often, they cannot get comfortable because their PJs are either too hot or not hot enough. That is why we're thrilled to be featuring advice from WeeSleep™ Certified Sleep Consultant, Diana Martins. She has tips for every age group that are sure to come in handy during these harsh nights! 

How to Tell if Your Baby is Too Hot or Too Cold

Deciding how to dress your baby can be a challenge when they can’t really tell you whether they are too warm or too cold. Here’s a guide that can hopefully take the guesswork out for you. Keep in mind that it is NORMAL for your baby’s hands and feet to be cold to touch.

The best way to check your baby’s temperature is by checking the back of their neck. If it’s sweaty, then the baby is too hot. If the back of their neck feels cool, then they aren’t warm enough.


newborn babyRemember to dress your newborn in one more layer than you would wear yourself. 

A general rule for dressing newborns is that they should be in one more layer than what you would wear yourself. If you are wearing only one layer, then they should be wearing two layers. A bodysuit, long sleeve footed pajamas, and a thin swaddle of muslin material would be ideal. If your room is drafty, we recommend dressing them in a cotton hat as well. 

While you might be inclined to warm your child up with a wool blanket, this is not always the best idea. You do not want your baby to overheat from one, as they can quickly develop a heat rash or increase their risk of SIDS. Therefore, you might want to save that blanket for outdoor stroller walks instead. 

4 Months and Older Baby 

It is important to make the switch from a swaddle blanket to a sleep sack once the baby shows any signs of rolling. In a winter climate, it would be best to dress your baby in only one layer and use their sleep sack for sleep. You can choose a heavier sleep sac if your room is cooler, or a lighter sleep sac if your room is warmer. Being too cold or too warm can lead to poor nighttime sleep and short naps. A baby is still at risk for SIDS until 12 months of age so keep them cool to decrease the risk.

Toddlers and Preschoolers 

Toddlers can transition out of their sleep sacks once they move to a toddler bed and they are able to use a warm blanket for sleep. Long-sleeved, long pant pajamas with socks would be appropriate. You can also use flannel bedding and sheets in the winter for the toddlers. Breathability is important for preventing your toddler from becoming too hot and waking at 5 AM ready to play. Keep these factors in mind when dressing your little one:

  • The temperature of your baby’s room should be 68- 72 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Keep in mind the location of drafty windows or if their crib/bed is against an exterior wall. This will affect the room’s chill. 
  • You also never want to place a fan directly on a baby. 
  • If the sun shines into the room it will heat it up fairly quickly.

Bamboo Baby Rompers and Other Essentials Your Little One Will Love

children in bamboo essentialsIf you’re struggling to find pajamas that offer warmth and comfort without overheating your child, bamboo baby essentials might be just what you need.

Finding the right baby rompers and pajamas can be difficult. Some pajamas are made out of scratchy and uncomfortable material that makes it hard for your child to sleep. Others are stuffy and lack breathability. You are not the only parent who has struggled with this dilemma.

Hundreds of parents before you have researched different pajamas that offer the right balance of breathability and comfort. Like you, they quickly found that bamboo baby essentials have been what they were looking for all this time. 

At Lark Adventurewear, we offer a wide range of soft bamboo pajamas for everyone from little newborns to growing toddlers. These super-soft, UPF 50+ essentials are also stain-resistant, making them perfect for lounging around and enjoying some delicious breakfast. Check them out now!

As we head toward winter, it’s more important than ever to find the right pajamas for your baby. Are you on the hunt for soft and luxurious bamboo baby rompers? Shop the super soft bamboo collection at Lark Adventurewear! Our baby bamboo essentials offer breathability, stain-resistance, and the ultimate experience in coziness.
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