Preparing Your Kids’ Wardrobe for Snowfall

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Great wardrobe for the snow

If you are going to be dealing with snow this winter, it is very important that you get your kids; winter wardrobe sorted out well in advance. After all, you don’t want to be spending too much buying excessive amounts of winter wear simply because it’s suddenly started snowing a lot heavier than you expected. For one thing, your child isn’t going to be wearing it too many times if you buy it half-way through the winter season. Remember that you’ll be shelling out a lot more than you should on something that will most likely be outgrown by next year’s snowfall.

Whether this is your first time dealing with harsh winter conditions or you’re a seasoned snow shoveler, it’s easy to forget the little details when putting together a wardrobe for weathering snow. Here is a list of essentials that your child will need in order to stay warm and healthy in this winter.

Kids’ Clothing Essentials for Snowfall

  1. Waterproof coats  - A thick, heavy jacket is great for chilly weather but if it’s snowing, you need to make sure you have waterproof clothing. Hooded coats work best, but you can manage with separate headgear when necessary. When it comes to dealing with snow, you need to keep your little ones both warm and dry.
  2. Gloves/mittens - Most parents find it easier to get mittens for their younger ones, while older kids usually prefer gloves. Either way, you’ll need waterproof ones if your child is going to be playing in the snow. Very importantly, you’ll need at least 2-3 extra pairs to last you the whole of winter since kids are notorious for losing their gloves and mittens in mysterious ways.
  3. Headgear -

    Did you know that a lot of your body’s heat is lost through your head? Keep your child well-wrapped up in order to keep their body temperature up while in the snow. Kids have their own preferences when it comes to how you cover their heads, so find out whether your child is more comfortable with scarves, headbands, hats with ear flaps or ear muffs.
  4. Snow boots - Galoshes and rain boots are great for keeping feet dry on rainy days, but they just don’t have what it takes to protect you from the conditions of snow. On that same note, winter boots will keep you warm but not necessarily dry. If you’re going to be dealing with heavy snowfall, nothing works as well as snow boots. The rubber soles are designed to help you walk on snow and ice, the insulation keeps you warm, the waterproof material keeps you dry and the high sides keep snow from getting inside.
  5. Tops and bottoms for layering - Dressing your child in layers has multiple benefits. Layered clothing keeps kids warmer than a single, thick jacket. Also, it’s easy to remove or add layers as you move from the chilly outdoors to the heated indoors and back. Buy thin long-sleeved tops for your kids, along with long underwear for boys and tights for girls. You will also need thick pants, sweaters and thick long-sleeved shirts.

Tips on getting your winter wardrobe ready

  1. Begin your preparations by checking out the items you have stowed away from last winter. Remember to check the clothes for wear and tear like faulty zippers or holes in pockets. Cross off the items you already have from your checklist and find out exactly what you need to get.
  2. If you are on a tight budget, ask around for the more expensive items before you start checking out the stores. Items like snow jackets and boots are quickly outgrown by kids much before they’re well-used. Parents are usually happy to find others who can make use of their children’s old winter wear.
  3. If you don’t feel the need to buy brand new clothing, check out the thrift stores and resale stores in your area for the items that you need.

Keep in mind that winter wear isn’t enough to keep your children protected during snow. Evaluate the kind of weather you will be experiencing this winter and use our guide to ensure your children have the perfect wardrobe for the snowfall in your region.

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