5 Winter Dressing Tips for Children
When it comes to cold weather, children are more susceptible to lower temperatures than adults. They lose heat rapidly and are less likely to know they are getting cold than you are. This means the parents must step in to keep them warm and safe in the winter.
1. The fine art of winter layering: So, this really isn’t so much art but an excellent way to dress. Layers like thermals for boys will help trap heat. It will also allow them to remove a layer if they get too hot. Don’t use too many layers. Too much outerwear can make your kid overheat which causes sweating. This sweating draws in the cold and lowers their body temperature drastically. Always use a base layer of boy’s long johns as they’ll wick away moisture.
2. Learn it, live it, and be it: When it comes to layering, there’s really no need to have a zen approach to it. It does help, however, to learn which materials are best.
3. Say no to cotton: While it's comfortable when dry, it has a nasty habit of absorbing any moisture it comes in contact with. This includes sweat. It also will make for a very cold kid.
4. Head, face, toes, and fingers are just as important: These parts of the body are more prone to exposure to the cold and are the first to get hit with frostbite. Waterproof boots and gloves, a scarf, and a hat are vital for their protection. Earmuff and a face mask are perfect for added protection.
5. For a “just in case” scenario, pack extra clothes in a separate back or have some ready in case your kids get wet or need an additional layer. Also throw in some extra gloves, hats, and even socks.
Winter can be a blast for you and your kids. While dressing for the weather and activity level is important, knowing when it's time to head inside is equally essential. Frostbite can set in if you don’t pay attention. If needed, head inside for a break of food and hot drinks to help warm everyone up before heading back out for more winter playtime.