How to protect children from the cold?
You will have noticed that outside, the temperatures are freezing! 🥶
Protecting little ones from the cold can be a real pain for parents: How to keep them warn without hindering them while letting them take off some clothing layers if they are running or start to get too hot?
We share tips with you from parents on the Wedze team on kitting out little ones when weather conditions get cold!
If you're an advanced mountaineer (skier, trekker or hiker), you will certainly already know the 3 layers. However, you may never have thought of applying it to your kids. If you don't know this system, we’ll explain it now!
If your kid or baby has a ski suit, should they wear a jacket over it or a sweater underneath?
The answer is no. Let me explain: if your kid has their thermal base layers then the suit acts as the 2nd and 3rd layers. It is fleece-lined and contains wadding which creates a layer of warmth around your kid’s body, and it’s waterproof to keep them dry.
If your kid has ski salopettes, they will need an extra layer on the upper body under their ski or padded jacket, ideally a fleece.
The 3 layer system will protect a large part of the body however in extreme cold the blood drains from the extremities to prioritise good circulation around the heart. Therefore, you must make the right choice to keep them warm.
OK, so what are we talking about? Hands should be protected with mittens or gloves, especially if you have planned a sledge run or snowball fight. For the more skittish, we often recommend mittens as the fingers stay warm together. The head should be covered with a hat, your kid can also regulate their temperature a little by taking it off if they get too hot. Finally, think about their feet! With the right choice of socks and waterproof warm after-ski boots they won't be afraid of the cold.
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Her mission: making sure little children are protected from the cold!