Summer is slowly saying goodbye and the golden splendor of autumn is moving in. With its cooler temperatures, bright leaves and cozy evenings, fall is a season many of us love. But for new moms with babies in tow, fall also brings a host of challenges and questions: how do you dress baby for the autumnal walk? What activities can you do? How do you provide a cozy sleeping environment? In today's blog post, we've put together the ultimate fall checklist that will answer all your questions and help you be best prepared for this magical season. So grab your favorite tea and let's go!
Choosing the right baby clothes for fall.
To protect your baby optimally and keep warm even on cooler autumn days, the Zwiebellook is still best suited. So you can be flexible even with temperature fluctuations and respond to the needs of your baby. Because often autumn is paired with warm sunshine and cool wind.
Start with a thin, long-sleeved cotton layer. Then choose a matching romper or bodysuit and leggings or soft pants. Depending on the weather, you can add another layer, such as a warm sweater or cardigan. Take special care to keep the head and feet warm, as this is where most heat is lost. If your baby has cold feet, she will most likely need another layer of clothing. Since their little body can't regulate their own temperature yet, it's important to regularly check how your baby is doing: Is he sweating? Does it have cold hands or feet? Also think about a rain cover for your stroller as well as visibility in the dark..
Nothing beats a warm, cozy home.
But what are actually the ideal room temperatures for your baby? During the day, the ideal comfort temperature is between 20 and 23 degrees. At night, it looks a little different. Temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees are sufficient. Basically, it is better if the room temperature is a little cooler overnight than too warm, because overheating is much more dangerous..
Create a cozy atmosphere with soft lights.
Yes, autumn (unfortunately) also brings its darkness. The days are getting shorter and the nights longer. Since the lack of sunshine can already sometimes hit the mind. The best way to counteract this is with soft candlelight, but infrared light also has a particularly pleasant effect on the mind. Avoid bright and cool UV light, especially late in the evening, because it can mess up the natural sleep rhythm..
Extra tip: With a daylight lamp you can ideally compensate for the lack of sunlight. This type of light therapy has been proven to have a positive effect on mood, as it stimulates serotonin production. Serotonin, also known as the happiness hormone, makes us feel happy and calm.
Baby skin care for the autumn season.
In the fall, babies' skin can easily dry out due to the dry weather and heaters. To protect and moisturize baby's skin, natural, mild and fragrance-free baby care products are a good choice. Natural oils such as almond oil or jojoba oil are particularly popular because they are very compatible and provide optimal moisture while strengthening the natural skin barrier. Avoid products that could further irritate the skin. Too frequent bathing can also dry out the skin. Here, one to two baths per week are sufficient. In addition to moisturizing skin care, drinking plenty of water is also important. Humidifiers can also be helpful if the heating air turns out to be too dry..
Preparing for the cold season.
Make sure you have the essentials handy, such as nasal drops, fever thermometers, medications, teas and the like. A healthy diet also plays a big role here and can significantly prevent colds. With seasonal and balanced food you can support your immune system optimally. Also consider supplementing vitamin D. For adults, this is generally recommended during the darker months of the year; for newborns, it is recommended from the first day of life. Newborns aged 0 to 12 years should ideally consume 400 IU (International Unit) of vitamin D. Not only for the immune system is vitamin D important, but also for the development of healthy bones and teeth..
Autumn stands for cuddle time and come to rest.
Let yourselves feel good and use the beautiful autumn season to make yourself comfortable at home and come to rest. Have soft blankets, pillows and warm drinks ready and kick back a bit. While spring and summer were all about lots of action, fun and experiences, the fall season is here to let go, show gratitude and get in the mood for a new phase. We are allowed to get out of the "doing" and also pause for a bit and look back at all that we have accomplished and learned. At the same time, it is also about asking ourselves where we can still improve and what things we can let go of. The autumn invites us to surrender to the magic of change and remain open to new things..