Category: Warm and dry children when it’s cold

How to keep children warm and dry when it's cold

 

Clothes - shoes in particular - should enhance life's experiences. We don't want clothes to be clean at the end of a day and if shoes are ruined when they get wet, muddy or are used to kick a stone, then they're not the shoes we want.

Clothing should be able to withstand everything an inventive seven year old can throw at them whilst doing an excellent job of keeping said seven year old dry and warm on the inside no matter what the weather outside.

Durability is, therefore, a top priority because for us. We also do our best to select clothes that are ethically made, comfortable, sustainably sourced and cost-effective.

Footwear

We took our daughter Cass outside to build an impromptu snowman when she was around three. As she busily collected snow, she sang the song from Winnie The Pooh -

Shoes are always at the top of the list when preparing for winter. Sore, cold, wet or blistery feet not only quickly seeps the joy out of an active lifestyle, but if you are outdoors in seriously low temperatures, it's the extremities - like toes - that are first and worst affected. We invest in three pairs: Wellington Boots, an ergonomic pair of trainers or hiking boots for walking or cycling and a pair of snow boots.

"The more it snows (Tiddely pom),
The more it goes (Tiddely pom),
The more it goes (Tiddely pom),
On snowing.

 

And nobody knows (Tiddely pom),
How cold my toes (Tiddely pom),
How cold my toes (Tiddely pom),
Are growing."

 

Layer up

The secret to staying warm is layering up. Wearing multiple layers not only traps extra air that insulates very well, it has the added bonus of being able to remove layers as well, which prevents overheating. Children are often bundled up heavily and as soon as they get moving or the weather warms, they're boiling. Remove a layer as needed and they'll never be too cold or too hot.

Winter Extras

The little extras are important. Going out on a cold winter's day without a pair of warm socks, gloves, scarf or hat is asking for trouble.

 

Ergohacks

ergo adverb therefore
hack noun 1. … a quick or inelegant solution to a particular problem. 2. A strategy or technique for managing one’s time or activities more efficiently.

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