Like it or not, Jack Frost is upon us! To keep your children from getting frostbite, you will need to bundle them up before they head outside. Here are a few tips from Ebenezer Child Care Centers with location around Greater Milwaukee, to make sure you keep your children safe this winter season.
· Pay attention to the weather. If it’s predicted to be frigid outside, think twice about even venturing out with your children.
· Dress your children in layers – an undershirt or long underwear, followed by a shirt, sweatshirt, or sweater (depending on temperatures), and an outer wind- and water-resistant layer for their upper and lower body.
· Make sure to always have your children wear a warm hat. Research has proven that the body can lose up to 10% of its heat when the head is not covered.
· Likewise, children should always wear insulated gloves or mittens when they are outside. Mittens tend to keep the hands warmer, because the fingers can remain together.
· Warm, wool socks and waterproof, insulated boots are also required attire for winter.
· Finally, if your children complain that any part of their bodies are starting to feel numb, seek immediate shelter as this is an early warning sign of frostbite.