How to Prevent Cold Weather Exposure
- Younger or older, kids sometimes have a tough time knowing when to come inside from the cold. To nip frostbite in the bud, check on your kids regularly to make sure that mittens are dry and warm and noses aren’t too red.
- If you’re going outside in the cold, stay safe — and warm. Make sure your kids have a snack before going out it will give their bodies energy in the cold weather.
- Waterproof pants and jackets are great top layers.
- The cold-weather ensemble wouldn’t be complete without warm socks and boots to keep feet dry and a hat to top it off.
- It helps to have an extra pair of gloves or mittens tucked into kids’ pockets if they plan to be outdoors for a while.
Remember you still get sun exposure during winter months. Dryness of skin and lips plus dryness of nose and nosebleeds occur in this time. Also be aware of exposure to Sun & Cold Weather and other conditions stated below.
- For Dry Skin & Lips – Skin moisturizer can be applied twice a day. Babies could be bathed less frequently. A humidifier in the house/room is advisable.
- Nose Bleeds – Moisturize nose with saline drops or gel. Keep a humidifier in the room. If nose bleeds are frequent, inform your Pediatrician.
- Sun Exposure – Protect your kids’ faces with sunscreen and sunglasses as snow can reflect up to 85% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.