Does My Child Feel Cold? is a question that is asked by parents at every moment in the cold winter. Sometimes, this question changes to become a source of constant concern for some of them, and therefore, they start to put more clothes on their children.
In fact, children’s risk of getting cold is similar to their feeling of fever especially when overdressing. This might lead to rising children’s temperature significantly even before their parents can notice.
According to pediatricians, the general rule for children’s winter clothing states that they need to wear an extra clothing layer when compared with adults in the moderate weather. This layering might be the cover only. In case of severe weather conditions, a child needs two extra layers than adults do.
The problem of children’s excessive clothing is not limited to temperature; it further exceeds to children’s inability to move their bodies freely, especially toddlers who need to move their bodies constantly. When covering your child, make sure you your child’s breathing is comfortable and that the coat/jacket is a comfortable, breathable size.
It is also important that the child is well-fed to provide them with energy and warmth in addition to a warm hat, gloves, and socks.
You can recognize whether your child feels cold or not by putting your hand behind his neck or touching his ears or abdomen. As for the face, it might not express the real temperature as it is exposed to air and appears cold most of the time.
When sleeping, avoid keeping your child tightened with hat and socks as uncovering the head and legs is important in discharging body’s excessive temperature in emergency situations.
To help your child avoid cold sicknesses and flu, ensure that their nursery is as warm as their home. Further, you should make sure that the nanny understands the rules of child’s safe covering and monitors their body’s temperature constantly. This is what we care about at Little Academy Nursery, where we provide a warm and comfortable place for children.