5/23/2018

A Child's Wardrobe for all Weathers

Spending time outside is an important part of a child’s health, as it encourages an active lifestyle, so it is something they do every day in all weathers. The trouble with some weather is that you never know what you’ll get, so having a children’s wardrobe that can deal with every sort of weather is a must. As well as being functional, children’s clothing should also be fun, allowing them to express their personalities through what they wear. If you are looking for some ideas on how to kit out your child for the coming season, or are looking for clothing gift ideas, then this look at a child’s wardrobe for all weathers is a good place to start.

Sun

Children’s clothing for sunny weather should be designed to keep them cool and protect from the sun. If you are playing outside in the garden, getting messy at the park or heading to the beach, it is important to cover up to protect skin. For young children, go for long sleeved tops in the lightest of materials. Older children might feel more comfortable in vests and shorts, as long as they have plenty of sun cream regularly applies. A sun hat is also an essential item for hot days, as overheating can lead to headaches and sunstroke. Footwear can be open-toed sandals or flip-flops to allow air to circulate around the feet to help keep children cool. Some summer clothing for children comes in fabric that has built-in protection from the sun. Don’t forget the sunglasses! Kids often enjoy wearing sunglasses, and there are lots of designs to choose from. They are important as they help protect eyes against UV light, and might help prevent squinting and headaches caused by bright light.

No matter how carefully you dress a child for the sun, it can still be possible to overheat. Encourage children to drink plenty of water regularly, and to rest and play in the shade as much as possible.

Wind

When it’s cold and blustery outside, children should have appropriate clothing that stops cold wind from reaching their skin. Windproof jackets come in some funky designs and will keep outdoor play enjoyable. A snug fitting woolen hat or cap will stop ears from becoming cold, and also help to keep long hair from blowing into faces. A hat that doesn’t have a bobble on top is best because it allows children to put their hoods up as an extra layer against the cold. Read more tips on dressing children for chilly weather.

Rain

There’s something about rain that children find enjoyable. Walking around with umbrellas, splashing in puddles, or sheltering under trees are all exciting things to do in the rain. Getting soaked to the skin, however, is not much fun and is a sure way to stop any outdoor play. A waterproof coat or jacket is essential for those rainy days, as are wellington boots. These Gucci boots are full of fun, and children will enjoy choosing from a range of funky styles. A large waterproof hat is also a good idea for wet weather, and young children will enjoy looking like Paddington bear.

Wet weather gear for children also comes in the form of all in one suits. These can either be lined for cold weather or simply a waterproof shell for summer showers. Waterproof suits make paying in the rain fun and are convenient for parents as they are quick drying.

If you are having a day out and it is raining, it is always a good idea to take a spare change of clothes. While waterproof gear will withstand most showers, if a child falls over and sits in a puddle, they will get wet! Having a change of clothes after a rainy adventure outside will keep your child warm and comfortable on the way home.

Snow

Remember the excitement of looking out your window as a child and seeing a blanket of white snow covering the ground? Kids can’t wait to get out there and play in the snow, but to keep it fun, staying warm is essential. Snow is cold and wet, so a waterproof coat is one item that will help children stay warm. Plenty of layers also helps, so wear vests, t-shirts, and jumpers underneath. Handling wet snow means woolen gloves just doesn’t cut it, and very soon a child will be complaining of cold hands. It is worth buying waterproof, and fleece lined snow gloves, so children can spend hours building snowmen and make snowballs without getting cold hands. Snow boots are specially lined to keep feet warm and the wet, cold snow out, and are much more effective than other boots. Lined waterproof trousers or salopettes are also great to wear in the snow. Another item that is key to staying warm is a hat. We lose most of our body heat through our heads, so keeping it covered is one of the most effective ways to keep warm.

It doesn’t have to be snowing to make the most of snow wear for children. These sorts of clothes are great for any kind of chilly weather, and help keep children warm during events such as bonfire night. Pack them away in storage in the summer if they are taking up space.

The old adage rings true: there’s no such thing as the wrong weather, just the wrong clothing. Any weather can be enjoyable for children as long as they are well dressed to cope with the heat or cold. Keeping a child’s wardrobe well stocked with clothes to suit any climate will ensure that outdoor play is possible every day, and being able to go outside in all weather is something that benefits health and well-being. Being outside lets children burn off excess energy, gives them a break from learning activities and helps develop their social skills through playing with others. By making sure a child has clothing for any weather means they do not miss out on this important aspect of everyday life.

1 comment:

  1. I have two grandchildren that I help dress each day. This article is so informative. Thank you so much for sharing this. God Bless

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