Well Winter is well and truly here and it’s FREEZING! Jack Frost must be loving life right now.
Lamb is pretty good at wrapping up in the winter. He will keep his hat on and has learned to put his gloves on by himself. There’s my first tip. Teach them to put their gloves on – it will save you so much time it the morning!
Bear however, is a different story. The little monkey refuses to wear a hat and kicks off any blanket or foot muff I put on him in the pram. With it being SO cold outside I worry so much about him being cold.
So what can I do to make sure he stays warm?
Here are my tops tips for keeping warm in the Winter.
If your child is like Bear, then extra layers of clothing will help keep them warm. If he really doesn’t want to keep a blanket on in the pram then I’ll double up his clothes. A pair of leggings (or tights) under his trousers. 2 pairs of socks. A vest, t-shirt and then a jumper.
Obviously you don’t want them to overheat, so remove layers inside, but outside is so cold at the moments extra layers are necessary. If you’re unsure about how many layers to use, a general rule of thumb is to put them in one extra layer to what you’re wearing.
Use A Footmuff Or Cosytoes
Even though Bear kicks it off, we still use a footmuff on his pram. They are usually fleecy inside so this will keep their little bums nice and warm Ours can be unzipped so he only uses the bottom layer, so if he really doest want the blanket part on, I can remove the top layer and at least have the fleece underneath him.
Invest In A Decent Coat
Having a good quality coat is so important. I’m a huge bargain hunter and don’t have much money to play with. But when it comes to a winter coat, it’s worth investing in a quality one. You could always ask grandparents to buy one for Christmas? If you’re into boys designer clothing there are some great brands that make suitable coats, so it might be worth researching into brands that specifically make winter coats.
Buy Winter Shoes
It’s really important your little ones wear the right footwear in the Winter. A canvas pair of pumps will absolutely not keep their little toes warm when it’s snowing. Think about how cold your feet get? Buy supportive, well made boots, (maybe with a fleece lining) to help their feet stay toasty. If they are wearing wellies, buy longer, thick socks and double up if you have to.
Use A Snowsuit
My mother-in-law kindly bought us a snowsuit for Bear. For us this resolves the issue of him refusing to keep a blanket on in the pram. It also means if we’re going out for a walk, the cold air has less places to reach his delicate skin. It has a huge hood that he *usually* keeps up, so I feel confident he will stay warm on these bitter mornings.
Those are my top tips for keeping the kids warm in the Winter. As much as I want the boys to see some snow this year I’m not looking forward to walking to school in it!
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