Winter Safety Tips for Kids

kids health, winter, outdoors, play, proper dress, hydration, helmet, protection, safety, sunburn, frostbite, tips from town

With many families taking ski and snowboard vacations, or just being outdoors this time of year, there are some safety tips to keep in mind for your youngsters to keep the memories enjoyable.

Dress appropriately for the weather and the sport. Like adults, layer the clothing with lightweight wicking materials. To avoid frostbite, keep extremities covered (ears, fingers and toes). Since kids have a tendency to be oblivious to the cold and wet when having fun, keep an eye on them and always bring extra clothing, particularly socks, mitts and hats.Kids health, winter, snow, ice, sledding, skiing, snowboarding, skating, outdoors, cold weather, frost bite,safety, sunburn, hydration, appropriate winter clothing, helmets, tips from town

Hydrate. We often forget that we still need to drink lots of water even in cold weather, and no – eating snow doesn’t cut it. Hydrate just like you would if it were summertime. Remember, kids work hard at playing whether they are skiing, skating, sledding or building a snowman. They will work up a sweat under all those layers.

Sun Safety. Sunburn can be even more intense in the winter as it reflects off the white snow. Don’t forget to protect skin and eyes from those glaring rays.

Kids health, winter, snow, ice, sledding, skiing, snowboarding, skating, outdoors, cold weather, frost bite,safety, sunburn, hydration, appropriate winter clothing, helmets, tips from townWindburn. Protect sensitive skin by covering up or using Vaseline or Aquaphor on those cheeks and lips.

Helmets. Not only from the cold but also from bumps and bangs, consider helmets for all snow sports. Even things like sledding can prove very dangerous.

For tips on wintertime safety, click here.

 

 

 

SHARE:  
Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest StumbleUpon Email

Author: tammyjuco

Motivating and assisting you and your family to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Subscribe!

Sign up for our email newsletter
You Might Like...
September 28, 2018

Apple Cider Sangria

February 11, 2015

Romantic Winter Lodges

March 04, 2012

Pate Brisee