Best Dressed Baby
Guidelines on strategies to dress your newborn.
Introduction to Dressing Newborns
Safely Dressing Newborns
For Cold Weather...
In the cold weather, newborns should dress in layers. Generally, they should wear the same number of layers you have on, plus one. But, be careful of dressing them too warmly, always take off some of the layers when coming inside.
Additionally, you could keep them warm by swaddling them in a blanket. This doesn't only add warmth, but gives newborns a sense of security, and they will be wearing blankets for the first several months of their lives.
Babies usually wear hats after they are born. In the cold weather, this will add extra warmth.
Also, babies wear hats to protect their delicate cranium.
Swaddling newborns gives them warmth and security.
For Warm Weather...
It is best to limit sun exposure, because it can harm newborns. Newborns can't yet regulate their own body temperature, so humid temperatures could be dangerous for them. Make sure their skin is protected from the sun, by dressing them in a hat. It is safe for a baby to wear sunscreen once they are six months old. Before that, you should try to keep their skin covered or keep them in the shade. They could wear light layers, because they could overheat if dressed too warmly. Avoid too much sun, but get medical help if your newborn develops any of the following conditions such as fevers after sun exposure.