10 Winter Survival Tips Every Parent Needs to Know

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10 Winter Survival Tips Every Parent Needs to Know
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Baby, it's cold outside. Keeping little ones healthy + warm in the colder months is not always easy. We teamed up with JOHNSON’S® to share 10 tips every parent should have up their sweater sleeves.

Baby, it's cold outside. Keeping little ones healthy + warm in the colder months is not always easy. We teamed up with JOHNSON’S® to share 10 tips every parent should have up their sweater sleeves.

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1. Be smart about layers. The last thing you want is for your kiddo to get tangled up + flustered in winter clothing. Pack a thick jacket as necessary, but dress baby in layers to reduce overheating.

1. Be smart about layers. The last thing you want is for your kiddo to get tangled up + flustered in winter clothing. Pack a thick jacket as necessary, but dress baby in layers to reduce overheating.

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2. Introduce baby to winter weather. Chances are, your kiddo will be downright delighted by snow if you introduce it to him or her in a smart way.

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3. Add winter essentials to your diaper bag. Toss in an extra sweater and a reserve of DESITIN® Rapid Relief Cream, which is key to staying protected and dry in wintertime. http://bit.ly/2ek6vKa

3. Add winter essentials to your diaper bag. Toss in an extra sweater and a reserve of DESITIN® Rapid Relief Cream, which is key to staying protected and dry in wintertime. bit.ly/2ek6vKa

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4. Deck out your stroller with winter gear. Invest in a stroller sleeping bag! That, plus a stroller cover to help protect your little one from the wind, will make the stroller a cozy nap-zone.

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5. Keep them moisturized. Your baby’s skin loses moisture twice as fast as yours! Cue JOHNSON’S® HEAD-TO-TOE® extra moisturizing baby cream to work miracles on those chappy days. http://bit.ly/2ek9UbH

5. Keep them moisturized. Your baby’s skin loses moisture twice as fast as yours! Cue JOHNSON’S® HEAD-TO-TOE® extra moisturizing baby cream to work miracles on those chappy days. bit.ly/2ek9UbH

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6. Try this Scandinavian parenting technique. In Denmark, mothers often have their babies nap outside in the stroller. Turns out, the cold air actually helps the little ones sleep!

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7. Keep the house well-stocked with indoor activities. Indoor days are inevitable when weather takes a turn for the worse. Pro Tip: Consider at least one activity that involves getting the wiggles out

7. Keep the house well-stocked with indoor activities. Indoor days are inevitable when weather takes a turn for the worse. Pro Tip: Consider at least one activity that involves getting the wiggles out

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8. Brush up on fireplace safety tips. Be sure to keep that fireplace well-ventilated — and those carbon monoxide alarm batteries fresh — all winter long.

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9. Try baby-friendly puréed soup. If your little one is still at the baby food stage, switch up the pea purée for a warm (but not too warm!) puréed soup. Bonus: It’s equally yummy to parents. :)

9. Try baby-friendly puréed soup. If your little one is still at the baby food stage, switch up the pea purée for a warm (but not too warm!) puréed soup. Bonus: It’s equally yummy to parents. :)

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10. Use hand warmers under baby blankets. For added warmth, tuck hand warmers throughout the layers of the swaddle blanket. You can also preheat the crib with a hot water bottle or heating pad.

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