This Best Tips To Keep Kids Warm In Winter post is in collaboration with Bogs. As always, all opinions are my own.
Depending on where you live, you may struggle with the change in seasons. While it’s officially Fall until December… Here in Minnesota, winter doesn’t pay attention to calendars. So unfortunately, we’ve already dealt with snow, cold temps, and winter gear! And that was just the months of September and October. So to help everyone get prepared for the long, cold months ahead, we’re sharing our best tips to keep kids warm in winter.
Best Tips To Keep Kids Warm In Winter
Frostbite is an injury to body tissues caused by exposure to extreme cold. You will find it typically affecting the nose, fingers, or toes. It will sometimes result in gangrene in extreme cases. In short, it’s something you definitely want to avoid if possible!
- What To Watch For: Because frostbite tends to happen on the extremities, you will want to watch the coloring. They may become pale, gray, and blistered. At the same time, a child may complain that their skin actually feels like it’s burning. Or complaints that it has become numb.
- What To Do: If you’ve noticed that frostbite has occurred, bring the person indoors and place their frostbitten body parts in warm (not hot) water. You want to slowly return the skin to normal temperatures. Warm washcloths may be applied to frostbitten nose, ears and lips.
- Be Gentle: Do not rub frostbitten areas.
- Rest: Have the child rest with a blanket covering them.
- Liquids: Encourage drinking a warm beverage.
- Check With Your Doctor!! As always, if you have any concerns, call your doctor.
Dress In Layers:
A big way to avoid frostbite is to dress in layers. It’s best to use several layers as opposed to one or two bulky options. This helps keep them warm and dry.
Base 1: Start with a long sleeve (long underwear) set.
~Base 2: A fleece top and and pants.
Base 3: High quality, warm coat and snow pants.
~Base 4: Hats, Mittens, & Scarf
Base 5: Wool socks and high quality boots.
Choose Bogs Neo-Classic Insulated Boots
For our kids winter boots, we’ve turned to Bogs Neo-Classic Insulated Boots. My kids chose: NeoClassic Black Multi-Stripe, NeoClassic Big Geo in Blue, and Neo-Classic Bulls-Eye in purple. We are loving them and I think you will too! They have some great features that are must haves in my book.
Features Of Bogs Neo-Classic Boots
1:) 100% waterproof
Being waterproof is huge in my book. Even if you live where the weather doesn’t get too cold or snowy, the kids seem to find any little puddle. So whether you’re using for rain or snow, being waterproof is necessary to keeping feet protected.
There is nothing worse than having to trek around while being weighted down with heavy gear. Bogs has brilliantly designed their Neo-Classic Insulated Boots to be 30% lighter and more durable! (Which also makes playing so much easier!)
My kids are BUSY! They are running around, climbing, and jumping. So I want them to be as safe as possible. And the BioGrip slip-resistant outsole helps them have the traction they need to keep from slipping and sliding.
Featuring a rebound cushioning, these boots can provide all-day comfort and energy return for active kids.
5:) Fresh Feet
The DuraFresh natural bio-technology activates to fight odors. Because NOBODY wants to deal with stinky feet!
6:) Dry Wear
Bogs has designed the Neo-Classic Boots to feature Max-Wick protection which helps evaporate sweat to keep feet dry.
7:) Can Be Worn In Cold Weather
These boots are comfort rated to -35°F/-37°C. So kids can get out and play, even on colder days!
8:) Available In A Variety Of Colors
Now, this is last on my list because it’s definitely not the most important to me. However, to my kids, it’s VERY important! So I’m thankful that they offer this popular boot in a variety of colors and patterns.
So tell me, what’s the best way you’ve found to help keep kids warm in the winter when they head outside to play?
Connect With Bogs
And be sure to head over to my Bogs Winter Boots For Adults post to check out some more great styles for the teens and grown-ups in your life.