Beyoncé Knowles recently announced on Australia’s Sunday Night TV show that she’ll give birth to her and husband Jay-Z’s first child in February.  “My husband and I have been together for 10 years,” she said on the program.  “All of my 20s.  I feel like it is time …”  The singer first revealed her pregnancy news in August on the black carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards.  She said she’s “so happy” and looking forward to the new addition to the family.

What are some special preparations to make for a baby born in the winter?

Cupid’s Advice:

Congratulations!  Whether you’ll be a first-time mom or not, it’s important to know that there are some special preparations to make for a baby’s arrival in winter compared to those who are born during warmer months.  Here’s some advice:

1. Clothing: Since it’ll be cold, your baby will need a snowsuit and a thick warm sleep suit.  Don’t forget fleece blankets and hats that will cover their ears.

2. Bathing: To avoid exposure to the cold, be certain the room is warm and comfortable.  This means that you’re not in a position to skimp on your heating bill this winter.

3. Car seats: Since it’s winter, don’t worry about buying a stroller.  Instead, purchase a car seat.

If you know other preparations to make for a baby born in the winter, share with our readers by commenting below.