3 smart layers for fall – Dressing your child for autumn
Fall can be a wonderful time, though with varying weather conditions. One day, there's sunshine and pleasant fall warmth, and the next day, it's rainy, gloomy, and chilly. Dressing your baby for fall presents a small challenge. Here, you'll find tips on 3 clever clothing layers that work well for the fall season.
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Layering works really well as it makes it easy to adjust clothing based on the ever-changing weather. During fall, wind and humidity can make it feel colder than the temperature reading on the thermometer or weather app. Some children also tend to be warmer than others, so you'll need to try different options to find the clothes that suit your child best during the fall.
By feeling your child's neck, you can determine if your baby seems too warm or too cold. Or just right. A warm and sweaty neck means you can remove a layer of clothing, while a cold neck means it's time for a warmer layer. Hands and feet are often slightly colder than the rest of the body, so remember to keep them warm.
If you think of 3 layers as a guideline, you can more easily find the right fall outfit for your baby:
Fall layer 1:
The first layer can be a two-piece set or a soft overall. On cold days, wool is great; when it's warm outside, cotton works well.
Fall layer 2:
A warming second layer is great for chilly days. Consider items like a garment, blanket, or fleece-lined stroller bag (not windproof fleece).
Fall layer 3:
As fall gets really cold, a third layer in the form of a windproof fleece overall with foldable sleeve and leg cuffs is perfect. Pair it with a windproof helmet hat with ear flaps to cover the ears.
Extra blanket and hat
It's easy for a hat to come off without you noticing; keep an extra one in the stroller, and you'll be prepared. An extra blanket also comes in handy if the temperature drops and the fall winds pick up. Booties and mittens are also good to have on hand; winter will be at your doorstep before you know it.
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