With temperatures dropping to below 20°F and rising to 50°F throughout the week, it seems almost impossible to dress yourself (and your little ones) appropriately in these drastic weather conditions.
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Our friends over at Free Country have sent over some great winter layering tips for you today!
First Layer: Fabrics, fabrics, fabrics!
2. Avoid cotton as the first layer when bundling up yourself and your children, because it absorbs moisture keeping you cold and wet
3.Choose synthetic and natural fiber (such as wool) fabrics, as they wick the moisture away from the body
Second Layer: Keep the cold out and the warmth in
4. The second layer's purpose is to keep your body's natural heat in – fleeces, synthetic layers or light weight down jackets are the best options for layer number two
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Top Layer: A shield for your body
6.The top layer acts like a shell that reflects the biting cold elements away from your body, protecting them from wind and rain – find jackets that are water and wind resistant and contain insulating and shielding fabrics
Tips: Keep your head warm
7.Although you may hate wearing hat in the cold, it’s extremely important you do – children and adults can lose about 10% of body heat by not properly covering their feet, hands and head
8.Be sure that you (and your tot) have a good hat, mittens or gloves and waterproof boots