Protect Your Kids From Hypothermia And Frostbite

Protect Your Kids From Hypothermia And Frostbite

Protect Your Kids From Hypothermia And Frostbite

Kids don’t want to be burdened with heavy coats to protect them from chilly weather. However, you must find a creative bargain to keep them warm because their little bodies lose heat faster than adults do. You must protect your kid from cold weather because their immune systems are yet to fully develop and your child might catch something worse than a sniffle. While bulky clothes can do the job, the kids are going to be irritated because the clothes interfere with their ability to have fun with others outside. Although you may fear the perils of the outside on other days, winter has these added threats; frostbite and hypothermia.

Frostbite affects your kids’ noses, fingers, and ears before any other part of the body. It happens when the skin and outer tissues are frozen.

Hypothermia is when your child’s temperature drops too low due to cold. In the mild form, the child exhibits symptoms such as shivering, numb hands, and goosebumps. Moderate and extreme hypothermia is worse and warrants a trip to the ER.

To protect your child from frostbite and the risk of hypothermia, these are tips to keep on your fingertips

When is your Kid Likely to Get Frostbite or Hypothermia?

It’s incredulous to think that your kid might need to be treated for hypothermia any other time except during winter. Shockingly, kids suffer hypothermia even in temperatures that are not considered low. This especially happens because of the child staying wet for a lengthy period. Don’t start getting your child protective garments because his or her lips are chapped or he or she is shivering. Do it earlier and get them to wear the clothes as long as your kid is at risk of coming into contact with moisture.

Dress Your Kids Up in Comfortable Layers Instead of Cocooning Them in Bulky Coats

Stock in advance a variety of kids' thermal underwear before the winter starts. Thermal underwear wicks moisture away from the skin, so even if your child is playing in the snow, he remains dry. Since the fabric can easily stretch, your child is free to move without getting irritated. When you layer with thin layers, the child can easily remove one if the sun comes up later in the day.

Other Winter Gear Essentials for Your Child

●    Snow pants and jackets are good outer layers to further insulate your kid from the freezing weather. This is because they are water-resistant.
●    Snow boots with a drawstring top are great for keeping snow away from your child’s feet. It’s a plus if you get them a pair of waterproof or water-resistant snow boots when the snow is deep.
●    Waterproof gloves or mittens help keep the fingers free from frostbite.
●    Hats that cover his or her ears are beneficial in keeping him safe from frostbite.
●    A neck gaiter keeps the child warm without the risk of choking posed by scarves.
●    Wool socks also keep the kid’s feet warm and dry so there is less chance for their feet to get cold or numb.
●    Food and hot chocolate to keep up their energy burnt down while playing in the snow. The liquids also keep them hydrated.

Whichever activity your children wish to take part in this winter, make sure you get them thermal underwear to layer with other clothes. Bodtek designs are made of fabric that keeps your child warm while preventing moisture from sticking on the skin. Unlike cotton which will retain moisture, polyester allows for wicking technology designs that take the moisture away leaving your child dry.