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Eight Practical Newborn Tips for New Parents: Tip 5

March 9, 2020


When I photograph babies, I use a space heater to make the area around baby very cozy and warm. For many poses, the baby is naked or in just a wrap or diaper cover. If the baby feels chilly they’ll be uncomfortable and fussy. The same is true at home.

Keep your home at a comfortable temperature (between 68 to 72 F). Be careful not to over-bundle your baby. When babies are too warm, they will be uncomfortable and it can also be dangerous. A good rule of thumb is to dress the baby with one layer more than what you are wearing yourself.

A cozy sleep environment will help your baby sleep well. I recommend using a warm flannel fitted sheet for your baby’s crib regardless of the season. Soft one-piece footed sleepers will help your baby stay warm from head to toe. For an extra layer, put a bodysuit or undershirt underneath the sleeper.

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