There are still some places that experience a lot of cold and snow; and for everyone, especially children, keeping warm is a must at all times. When temperatures drop, paying extra attention to your children is necessary since they are more likely to lose body heat faster than adults.
Below are some useful tips to help protect your children from the cold this season:
Dress Them Up in Layers
During the winter, always remember that your children need several layers of clothing to keep them warm; ensure that their head, neck, as well as their hands are covered. Younger children and babies must have an additional layer of clothing. There are three main layers to consider when dressing up for winter and these include wicking, insulating, and weather protection. The wicking layer is worn next to the skin; this usually includes thermal tees, turtlenecks, heavy socks, and long underwear. For insulating layers, these can be vests, sweatshirts, sweaters, or pullovers; this layer traps warm air between fibres to keep one warm by keeping the cold out. Lastly, the weather protection layer or the exterior layer protects one’s body against elements by repelling snow, wind, and rain; this layer generally consists of a shell (windproof or mountaineering jackets) and pants.
Don’t Stay Out in the Cold for Prolonged Periods
Children are more prone to colds if they stay out too long during winter. Also, staying outdoors for prolonged periods during the cold can easily tire a person. Always remember to give children a break to allow them to re-hydrate, re-energize, and keep themselves warm before they go outdoors and have fun in the snow again.
Keep Them Hydrated
People often think that dehydration only happens during the heat but in fact, the air is drier during winter which causes one to lose more water through their breath. This is why you must keep your children hydrated at all times. Take advantage of breaks from outdoor play to give them soup and warm drinks that will keep them warm at the same time.
Limit Bath Time
When bathing your children, be sure to finish under ten minutes and also use a mild hypoallergenic cleanser for their body since soap can cause irritation. After bath time, pat your children dry with a towel and apply hypoallergenic lotion to keep their skin warmer.
Gear Up for Safety
Skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and other activities are most fun during winter; and just like biking, these sports can be dangerous so always gear up your children with helmets and other safety equipment for these activities. Helmets reduce the risk of having dangerous head injuries and these also offer additional protection and insulation against the cold. Since extremely cold weather can also cause dry eyes, let your children wear goggles to protect their eyes from the wind, debris and branches that may kick back when sledding.
Humidify Your Home
During the winter, the level of humidity in homes easily drops by 30 to 55 percent which is the common cause of dry eyes. One of the ways to offset the dry air is to use a humidifier; this will also make the temperature warmer at home.
Teach your children to dry their mittens, to immediately get a change of clothes when they get wet, and to avoid contact with cold elements for long periods of time while wearing wet clothes. When clothes get wet, they stop protecting a person from the cold and since the immune system of a child is not yet fully developed, it is highly important to keep them dry at all times.
Sledding, building snowmen, taking nature walks, and having a snowball fight ― enjoying outdoor activities during winter can be just as fun as a day at the beach during summer. Before heading indoors to have cookies and a cup of hot cocoa, take the chance to enjoy Mother Nature during the colder seasons by playing with the Whistlecopter. This toy is always fun because it encourages everyone to enjoy the outdoors while playing and spending quality time with the family.
Why not prepare for more fun this spring with the new Whistlecopters that has just arrived. The Whistlecopters are the amazing toys that can fly up to s height of 200 feet, which is why these are often mistaken for fireworks, UFO’s, airplanes, and shooting stars.
The Whistlecopters now feature New Super Glow Wings,and are now with brighter LED lights; in addition to that, the whistles are also louder than ever. Just like each of the toys from the brand, all of the Whistlecopters are made from high-quality and non-toxic materials to ensure safety at all times while having fun.