How To Keep Children Warm When It’s Cold OutsideJanuary 15, 2020 • Schools
Chilly days and frosty mornings are here again, but cold weather is not a reason to stay indoors.
How to keep children warm in the cold weather? Read on to learn more about the perfect playground appropriate outfit for the Baltic weather.
1) Thermals and base layers
Layering is the key to keeping warm. Before choosing your outer layers, start with toasty and protective thermal base layers. They come in different colours and prints and children will love mixing and matching them. Thermal tops and bottoms keep in the heat for long hours, wick the moisture away from the skin (which is really important as wet, sweaty clothes make the body lose heat very quickly) and make your little adventurers feel snuggly and comfortable.
2) Warm jackets and coats
The perfect winter jacket should be waterproof, breathable, windproof and keep children warm whatever the weather. It should also have lots of handy features such as pop off hoods for when the sun comes out, adjustable cuffs, reflective logos and zippers… The list goes on! A good winter jacket will protect your children from the cold so they can fully enjoy their favourite outdoor activities like building a snowman, stomping in the snow, snowball fighting or sledging.
3) Hats, gloves and neck warmers
Hands get cold very quickly and are particularly sensitive. Protect your children’s delicate hands with appropriate gloves or mittens, especially if they are going to play in the snow. A warm hat is also a must given that most heat is lost through our head. A toasty balaclava is also a great idea as it protects both children’s head and neck keeping out the freezing cold weather. Neck warmers are perfect for keeping little necks warm and practical as they stay in place, perfect for those extra chilly days with lots of activities planned!
4) Waterproof trousers
How to keep children warm when it’s cold outside? There is nothing better to keep your little explorers cosy than with a pair of comfortable and waterproof trousers and salopettes with reinforced material on the bottoms, knees and ankles. They are perfect for a winter walk or running in the snow, but they can be also pulled over shorts on the sports field. Our trousers are also ideal for skiing or snowboarding thanks to their articulated knees.
5) Weatherproof shoes and socks
A good pair of super warm ski socks and insulated snow boots are necessary to keep little feet warm and dry. Our comfortable, waterproof snow boots have a handy, removable thermal lining inside to make sure your little ones are protected from low temperatures and wet weather. Their grippy soles give good traction on slippery, icy and wet surfaces.
How do you keep children warm on chilly days? Leave us a comment below.