The weather keeps getting cooler, and now you\u2019ve got to figure out how to keep your new baby warm, but not too warm. It\u2019s tricky to find just the right balance of warmth, comfort, and convenience.\nBabies aren\u2019t able to keep their bodies warm like older kids and adults. They also aren\u2019t able to cool themselves down as quickly. Layers are key this time of year. Look for layers that are easy to add and remove (hint: zippers are a lot easier than snaps).\nKeeping Your Baby Warm at Home\nThe general rule for figuring out how many layers your baby needs is to give him or her one more layer than you have on. Even inside the house, if you have on long sleeves, your baby may need an extra sweater or blanket to be warm.\nIn the crib, experts recommend that you not use any blankets until your child is more than 12 months old. Fleece footed sleepers are often warm enough. If it\u2019s especially cool at night, you can use a long-sleeved onesie with a wearable blanket over top, or add a cotton onesie under a footed sleeper.\nA flannel fitted crib sheet can add an extra layer of warmth.\nKeeping Your Baby Warm Outside\nOn crisp fall days, it\u2019s still great to take your baby out for some fresh air. Make sure your baby has a hat that covers their ears, along with mittens and warm socks or booties. Add in a sweater or coat if it\u2019s really chilly. For a walk in the stroller, you can tuck a blanket around your child\u2019s legs to keep him or her warm.\nIf you prefer to carry your baby in a pack or sling, your body heat will keep them warm, and they won\u2019t need as many extra layers. A hat is still necessary for outside, even in a carrier.\nFor the really cold winter days, it\u2019s best to limit your baby\u2019s time outside. When you do go out, you will need to layer your baby, usually with a cotton shirt and pants, followed by a snowsuit or bunting. The difference between a snowsuit and bunting is that a snowsuit has legs, while a bunting is more like a wearable blanket. These usually have hood that you\u2019ll want to make sure is pulled up to snugly cover your baby\u2019s head and ears.\nKeeping Your Baby Warm in Between and in The Car\nYour baby\u2019s carseat straps will not fit safely with coats, snowsuits, or buntings on underneath. It adds extra time, but you need to put on outer layers after you take your baby out of the carseat.\nOnce strapped into the carseat, you can tuck a blanket around your baby until the car is warm. Remember to remove blankets or extra layers once inside. Your baby can easily get overheated as well.\nWhen you\u2019re traveling between the house and car or from the car into a store, you can buy a carseat cover or use a blanket. You can find ones that fit over strollers as well. These help block cold winds or snow, keeping your baby toasty.\nRegularly check on your baby to look for signs that he or she is too hot or too cold. Check fingers, toes, and ears, which should be slightly cool. If your baby\u2019s fingers look white, that\u2019s a sign of frostnip, and you need to warm them right away. If your baby looks red, flushed, or sweating, it\u2019s time to remove some layers and let them cool down.\nCold weather requires a lot of extra gear in your diaper bag, but if you keep regular checks on your baby and adjust according to your comfort level, you\u2019ll make it through just fine.