Children need to play outside regardless of the weather! Each season has its challenges for the parent – it may be a sweltering heat, freezing temperatures or rain. How to properly dress your child for going outside to avoid them overheating or getting cold?
Taking children for walks is recommended the whole year, but how to dress them when it’s cold outside? Contrary to what you may think, children are pretty resistant to cold and when the temperature is too low for them, they inform their parent or guardian by crying. Unlike overheating, which lowers immunity, cold may toughen your child up. Obviously, extremes should be avoided, especially in winter. With infants, the rule of “one layer more than me” works perfectly. Of course, you should not take it literally and dress your baby in two padded jackets or additional fleece tops – when you wear short sleeves, your child should have long sleeves and when you wear pants, you may dress your child in tights in addition to their body suit. You should also remember to check your child’s temperature by feeling the nape of their neck. Hands, nose or feet lose body heat fast, as they are exposed to external factors, but a nape is a body part that best reflects the actual body temperature of your baby.
In summer, children should wear airy clothes. When the weather is especially hot, a diaper or pampers alone will do. When going outside, however, it might be a good idea to dress the baby in thin, breathable shirt and pants so as to protect them from sunshine. The fabric of the clothes is the most important. It must be light and airy – preferably from natural materials. They should also wear a hat or a headscarf. It also should be thin and breathable. When you go out on a hot day, you should remember to put on an SPF filter cream and avoid direct sunlight that may cause overheating or even a sunstroke.