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May 16, 2022

Dressing for the Weather

Colder weather is on its way, so here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatricians (aap.org) to help you dress your child for the outdoors:

  • Wear a hood, hat, scarf or face mask as most heat loss is at the head.
  • Keep feet dry with waterproof boots over shoes.
  • Wear a thermal knit layer underneath daytime clothes, then top that with warm outwear.
  • Use coats with hoods, thick fabric, linings of flannel or fake fur, overlapping fabric to keep out the wind, and long lengths to cover bottoms.
  • Aim for rib-knit cuffs and hems rather than drawstrings, as those can catch on sleds, or branches.

 

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