While it is
proven that we cannot catch a cold from being cold, getting too cold is
unpleasant and means our body has to fight harder to keep itself functioning
normally, and so we may be more susceptible to catching viruses such as the
common cold, flu or something worse. Children have weaker immune systems than
adults, and we parents know how important it is to keep them snuggly warm. In
this post, Galt Toys offers some great tips for keeping
your child this winter!
Out and About
prams offer a large amount of protection from the elements, but warm layered
clothing, blankets and a rain cover are essential for keeping them snug and
protecting from cold winds and rain. Snowsuits are fabulous, but keep an eye to
make sure your child doesn’t get too warm, and remove or undo it if going
are finding their feet or who are becoming increasingly confident on their feet
should have warm sturdy footwear, or wellies with thick socks to protect their
little tootsies. Vests, t-shirts, hoodies, coats and snowsuits are essential
(although not all at once) and can be layered accordingly.
children need a warm outer coat, and perhaps thermal underwear for the coldest
days. All children should also have a hat, as most heat escapes from the top of
their head, as well as gloves and a scarf if necessary.
Around the house
While we are
all conscious to keep our homes warm, it is important to keep a child’s bedroom
warm. Stay away from portable heaters and electric blankets where possible, as
these can be dangerous to younger children (although less dangerous to
teenagers as long as electric blankets are turned off!).
extra sheets or a warmer quilt and lined curtains to keep the heat in that is
already there. Warm pyjamas with long legs and sleeves are your best bet, and
bed socks may be necessary if you have a child prone to discarding bedding
during the night. Babies might benefit from a sleeping bag to prevent them
losing their covers and becoming cold.
other cold problems around the house, such as draughts and cold windows by
using excluders or heavy curtains. A door curtain for the front door may be
useful in older properties or those without double glazing.
If your child
is a little older, warm broths, hot meals and hot drinks at bedtime are
excellent ways to warm your child from the inside. Look for healthy recipes
online for some inspiration. A warm bath before climbing into warm pyjamas will
also help them to get all snuggly ready for bed.
A warm child
will be healthier, happier, and may even sleep better! Do you have any fab tips
on keeping your child warm this winter?