The Best Winter Nursery Products to Keep Them Warm, Healthy, and Comfortable

Stay prepped for winter with footie pajamas, crib sheets, wipe warmers, and more

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As cooler temperatures roll in, so does cold and flu season. You'll want to be sure your baby’s nursery is stocked with everything they need to get through the chilly nights and congested days of wintertime. From cozy pajamas to keep warm to snot suckers to make a sick baby feel better, it's great to have these products on hand should you need them.

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The FridaBaby NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator nestles right up against the baby’s nostril to create a seal so that you can clear snot quickly and effectively. For pajamas, we recommend the Simple Joys by Carter's Fleece Footie Pajamas.

Warmth, comfort, and your little one's safety are key considerations when looking for winter nursery products. We carefully considered design, material, age recommendations, safety, value, and ease of use and cleaning when reviewing products.

Here are the best cold-weather products to have in your nursery.

A Note About Sleep Safety

Safe sleep guidelines state that all loose bedding and fabrics be kept away from babies while they are sleeping during their first year of life to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

FridaBaby NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator

FridaBaby NoseFrida the SnotSucker Nasal Aspirator

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The FridaBaby NoseFrida The Snotsnucker Nasal Aspirator ranks high on our list because this product makes nose suctioning much more pleasant and easier to do. The NoseFrida comes with a nasal sucker, mouthpiece, tube, and filter that allows parents to use their own suction power to clear their baby’s congested nose. The nasal sucker nestles right up against the baby’s nostril to create a seal so that you can clear snot quickly and effectively. And, no, you will not get any of your baby’s snot in your mouth. 

Simple Joys by Carter's Fleece Footie Pajamas

Simple Joys by Carter's Fleece Footie Pajamas

Amazon

When the temperature dips, babies need a little extra material to keep them warm, like these fleece footie pajamas. They’re long-sleeved with a zipper down the front and a button at the top to keep the zipper secure and to protect your baby’s skin. These pajamas are made from super soft, thick fleece fabric to provide extra warmth while still being snug enough to meet safe sleep recommendations. 

baby deedee Sleep Nest Sleeping Sack

baby deedee Sleep Nest Sleeping Sack

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This sleeping sack helps to ensure your baby sleeps extra cozy on cold nights. It has a quilted duvet-like design to make sure warmth is evenly distributed across the body, the cover is made from 100% soft jersey cotton, and the filling is 100% polyester. The sleeping sack has snap shoulders to make it easy to put on and take off, and it has an oversized reverse zipper for easy diaper changes.

VTech VM350 Video Baby Monitor

VTech VM350 Video Baby Monitor

Amazon

When prepping your nursery, you may want a camera for any time of the year. This monitor, though, will help you keep an eye on the room’s temperature because it displays it on the monitor. You’ll know if you need to adjust the heat up or down or if you need to give your baby a little extra warmth with a sleep sack.  

Munchkin Warm Glow Wipe Warmer

Munchkin Warmglow Wipe Warmer

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Late-night diaper changes are a challenge all the time, but they’re especially challenging in the winter when the wipes are even colder than usual. This baby wipes warmer will help remedy this. It plugs into the wall and can hold up to 100 wipes at a time. It also has a glowing night light to help you see a little better during changes. The warmer also has a 10-minute auto-timer so it doesn’t run too long and overheat. 

TILLYOU Cotton Flannel Crib Sheets

TILLYOU Cotton Flannel Crib Sheets

Amazon

You can add a little extra warmth to the nursery with flannel fitted crib sheets. This pack comes with two sheets that are super soft, thick, and breathable to prevent overheating. The fitted sheet has deep pockets to ensure it fits a wide range of mattresses, and it’s safe for the washing machine and dryer. 

Crane Filter-Free Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

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A humidifier is key in the wintertime to help prevent dry skin as well as to alleviate cold symptoms like a stuffy nose and cough. This humidifier is cool-mist for safety, offers humidity control, and will automatically shut off when the tank is empty. It’s also very quiet so it won’t disturb your baby’s sleep. It holds nearly a gallon of water and can run for up to 24 hours. 

HALO Micro-Fleece Sleepsack

HALO Micro-Fleece Sleepsack

Amazon

Available in a variety of colors and patterns and four sizes, this sleep sack has the classic HALO design but with a thicker fleece material for extra warmth. It has a sleeveless design to reduce the risk of overheating your little one. The reverse zipper allows for easy on and off for diaper changes while the machine-washable material makes it easy to keep it clean.

Little Remedies Saline Spray and Drops

Little Remedies Saline Spray and Drops

Amazon

Saline drops are essential to help alleviate dry and congested noses. These non-medicated drops are completely alcohol-free and offer gentle relief. The bottle is designed to either spray up into the nostrils or drop into them depending on how your baby is laying. Also, it is made to safely press up against even the tiniest nostrils. 

Final Verdict

Babies need a lot of things to get them through the winter, and their nursery could benefit from all of these products. But no nursery should be without a FridaBaby NoseFrida during the cold and flu season or a HALO Micro-Fleece Sleepsack for the nights when temperatures dip. 

What to Look for in Winter Nursery Products

Warmth

Clearly, warmth is a key consideration for many winter nursery products. Whether it's flannel sheets, cozy pajamas, or a fleece sleep sack, you'll want to stock your baby's nursery with products to keep them warm on cold nights. Keep in mind that blankets and comforters are not safe for babies due to the risk of SIDS, making warm sleepwear and sheets all the more important.

Comfort

You'll also want products that keep your baby comfortable in the winter season, when the air is drier and cooler and respiratory bugs are common. That often means stocking your baby's nursery with a humidifier, wipes warmer, and cold and flu care supplies, such as a thermometer, saline spray, and nasal aspirator. Having these items on hand before your baby is sick will help you care for them more easily when and if the need arises.

Safety

Some products are not safe for babies. These include loose bedding or sleepwear and items that will overheat your baby. Blankets (unless used for swaddling) should not be used at all with babies. So, be sure that anything you buy for your child's crib or to sleep in complies with safe sleep guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I know if my baby is warm enough at night?

    The general rule is to dress your baby in one more layer than you need to feel comfortable. For sleep, this might be adding a sleep sack over their pajamas. But just as you don't want your baby to be too cold, you also don't want them to overheat. Aim to keep their room at a comfortable temperature, then you won't be tempted to add too many extra layers.

  • What is the ideal temperature for a baby's room?

    Do not overheat your baby's bedroom, as this can increase the risk of SIDS. Keep their room temperature the same that you feel comfortable in and do not over-bundle your baby. The ideal temperature will vary based on where you live, the season, and personal preference, but typically it will range from the mid-60s to the low 70s (degrees Fahrenheit).

  • When can babies sleep with a blanket?

    Wait until your child is at least 12 months old before allowing them to sleep with a blanket. Blankets are not safe for babies because they increase the risk of SIDS and suffocation and they could accidentally cover the baby's face. Instead of a blanket, use warm pajamas and/or a sleep sack to keep your baby cozy at night.

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