Kids winter vacation dressing: dressing tips to keep your children from feeling too hot or too cold for whatever activity during travels.
The reason children must be kept warm during the cold season, especially if you’re heading to Idaho ski resorts is very simple: their small bodies lose heat more rapidly than adults. Also, children are less likely to realize that it is cold; therefore this sole responsibility falls on their parents.
Additionally, dressing for winter requires some sense of fashion. Our winter vacation dressing tips will make sure that your children neither feel too hot, nor too cold, but simply right, whether they are playing outside, going for a stroll, or making a trip with you.
Try winter layering and you will never regret it
Most Paediatric Associations even encourage this, when it comes to kids’ winter vacation dressing. Babies and children must be kept in one extra layer of clothing than an adult. This is because the pockets of air between the clothing layers help in trapping heat and keeping the young ones warm. Also, layering would help them get rid of excess clothes when, for example, in transit, instead of enduring overheating or freezing.
However, caution must be taken to avoid too much layering. Remember that too much layering would cause your baby to start sweating, hence making their clothes wet, therefore allowing cold to bring down their temperatures.
Nixing cotton cloths
Girls dresses, especially those made from jeans and cotton tend to absorb rain and snow easily. It is therefore no brainer that, wet cotton plus cold weather equals very cold children. During winter, it’s advisable to avoid cotton clothing altogether. However, with a variety of sporty and super cute Girls dresses options, nixing the cotton would not be a huge problem!
Have extras on fingers, toes, and faces
Various researches have proved that your kids head, face, ears, hands, and feet are the most affecting body parts in cold environments. Frostbites are common to children during winter and are equivalent to winter versions of getting burned. The skin usually gets damaged and one experiences numbness in the affected area.
This becomes worse to children as their skin is much more sensitive to cold, so protecting their exposed parts must be a priority. Always opt for heavy non-cotton socks, waterproof boots, and gloves, heavy scarfs and hats will go a long way in keeping them toasty and warm. When in extreme weather, earmuffs and facemasks become non-negotiable.
Have appropriate winter pants for your kids
All kids’ winter pants are made with almost similar materials as their winter jackets. However, this category can be classified into three warm options, plus rain outwear for wet and windy conditions.
• Snow pants. These are similar to insulated jackets and have a wind and water-resistant shell together with an insulated down within.
• Snow overalls. They are warmer alternatives to the insulated snow pants. They also have extended coverage to keep off snow.
• Fleece pants. They work the same way as fleece jackets and offer moderate warmth on cool days. However, they don’t protect much in steady rain or windy weather.
Always ensure that the clothes fit your kids properly. It is not always easy to find the perfect size of winter clothes, and different brands vary in the way they fit our kids. Whether you purchase your items online or in stores, try them first before you put them away. Waiting until the first snow flies to try them can turn catastrophic in case they don’t fit properly.