Doctor's Orders: Bundle up! Tips to keep your child warm

Baby, it’s cold outside! That means it’s the time of year to pay extra attention to keeping your babies warm. Even though snow may be a rare sight in sunny Central Texas, dressing your kids in warm clothes before they play outside is still important to prevent hypothermia. These tips also apply if you plan to take a family vacation to somewhere a little chillier than Temple.

Dressing your child in several thin layers will keep them warmer and drier when they’re playing outside. So, go ahead bend those fashion rules and wear the Paw Patrol long-sleeve shirt with the Ninja Turtles sweatshirt and the puffy blue coat. Your child is adorable and can pull it off! A good rule of thumb for grownups is that kids should be wearing one more layer of clothes than their parents to stay warm in the same weather. A bonus is that multiple thin layers are more comfortable and safer than a bulky snowsuits when riding in a car seat. In car seats, layers should be snug, not bulky. Plus, don’t forget warm boots, gloves or mittens, and a hat.

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