Cold Weather Tips for Dressing Children

It can be hard to keep little ones warm and toasty when they want to play outdoors in the wintry weather.

When it comes to bundling up, first time parents tend to over do it.

Even though they get cold quicker, it only takes an extra layer to keep babies warm.

Duke University labor and delivery nurse Angela Young has seen it all.

Young said, "That is the rule of thumb if you dressing your infant, do it like you would yourself and add an extra layer."

Layers are a good rule for everyone.

Here's a good plan:

  • underneath: wool, silk, and synthetic fabrics hold more body heat than cotton.

  • the outer layer: a tight weave.

    Hats are also important.

    Up to 80% of our body heat is lost through our head and neck.

    Hands and feet should also be covered and protected from getting wet.

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