Growing up, you likely heard your parents or grandparents warn that you’d catch a cold if you didn’t dress properly for winter weather. You now know that bacterial and viral infections—not cold temperatures—are responsible for winter illnesses. However, that doesn’t mean your kids can leave their coats in the closet.
Children, especially young ones, are more susceptible to cold temperatures and hypothermia than adults. No matter how low the temperature may go, dressing properly for the conditions helps protect kids from winter’s chill.
Whether you’re helping your school-age child pick out clothes for a wait at the bus stop or bundling your baby for a quick trip to the store, keep these tips top of mind: