Dressing Your Children For The Winter.

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It is a universal fact that kids love winter. A soft blanket of powdery snow covering everything provides children endless opportunities for fun.-A much loved season for many children, winter symbolizes the simple pleasures of snowball fights, [building-making} snowmen and ploughing through snow banks on a sled.-From snowball fights to sledding down hills and constructing shiny-eyed snowmen, winter represents endless opportunities for fun for most kids.}While kids should not be discouraged to play in the snow, there are some precautions that need to be taken to ensure the safety and comfort of a child exposed to harsh winter conditions.

Ensure that all Winter Clothes are Clean

Kids have a tendency to fall ill in the winter more than the other seasons. Symptoms like the common cold, flu as well as more serious illnesses like strep throat and respiratory infections frequently occur in winter. Young children are especially at risk from these. The best way to guard them from illness in winter is to keep your kid’s winter clothes thoroughly clean and free from disease causing germs.

When it comes to selecting cleaning products for kid’s winter clothes, organic is the way to go. Organic detergents are not only free of the harmful industrial chemicals that plague many of their non-organic counterparts, but they are also equally effective at cleaning dirt and grime. Would you trust a detergent with hazardous industrial chemicals on your baby’s clothes?

Dress in Layers

Dressing in layers is the best way for kids to beat the cold when playing outdoors in the winter. Merino wool outerwear and inner wear are ideal as they are not only warm but also breathable and non-scratchy – an important factor when it comes to dressing children. Avoid using cotton clothes for winter wear as they don’t retain warmth as other materials.

A long sleeved undershirt, followed by a turtleneck and two or more shirts rounded off with a heavy sweater or winter coat should be enough for the top half. For the bottom half consider long underwear made from a soft, breathable material like merino wool and a pair of heavy waterproof pants.

Heavy waterproof boots with thermal socks should take care of the feet. If your child is the type to do a lot of running around and exploring outdoors, make sure the boots have good treads for extra grip on the slippery ice. Finally, accessories like earmuffs, a winter hat, a good pair of gloves and a scarf should give more than adequate protection.

Keeping your Baby Warm in Cold Weather

Keeping your baby warm and comfortable during the winter months will result in a happy baby and well rested parents! Keep your baby’s extremities are kept warm at all times as they can get especially cold in a short amount of time. Baby blankets and baby merino clothing ensure that your baby stays warm and restful no matter how cold it gets outside. Baby merino clothing is not only warm and breathable, but also non-scratchy, making it perfect for a baby’s soft skin.

 

 

 

 

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My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

14 thoughts on “Dressing Your Children For The Winter.

  • January 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm
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    I really like this post, living in Wisconsin we know here what bundle up means! Haha.

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  • January 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm
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    I usually don’t need to dress my children in layers but after all of this cold weather this year I think I am going to need to. Thanks for sharing!!

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  • January 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm
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    I love dressing the kids in layers. This assures me that they stay warm and if they get too hot once indoors they can always take a piece of clothing off.

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  • January 9, 2014 at 11:54 am
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    That is supposed to say hard time staying WARM!
    Hah, please forgive my baby brain making my comment wonky. -_-;

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    • January 9, 2014 at 12:03 pm
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      LOL, your fine Kisa!! LOL

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  • January 9, 2014 at 11:53 am
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    I have a hard time staying cold in the winter! I try and provide everything my kids need to stay warm, but feel frustrated when they ‘aren’t cold enough to need it’ or they ‘forget’ their things someplace. @_@

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  • January 9, 2014 at 11:42 am
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    I live in Florida so we don’t get much cold weather. But this will definitely come in handy when visiting friends and family up north!

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  • January 9, 2014 at 11:20 am
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    With the dress in layers, all I could think about is the movie “A Christmas Story” where the mom dresses the little brother to go to school. “I can’t put my arms down” 😉
    Great tips!

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    • January 9, 2014 at 11:44 am
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      I love that movie Heather!

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  • January 9, 2014 at 10:45 am
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    Layers are definitely necessary especially in the northern states! We used to live in IL and we would have to put cotton tights under the girls pants before sending them out just to keep their little legs warm enough.

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  • January 9, 2014 at 10:42 am
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    Layers are key! My problem is my kids are teens now and want to wear hoodies everywhere. This past week was cold enough they actually broken down and wore coats.

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  • January 9, 2014 at 10:06 am
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    We love layers in the winter! So important to keep the little ones warm this season.

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  • January 9, 2014 at 9:38 am
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    I always dress them so warm! It is so important to keep them warm and healthy!

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  • January 9, 2014 at 9:18 am
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    Yes thick socks are a must, and a warm scarf and hat. We have been having freezing cold days here in the northeast, so I need to keep the kids warm.

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