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How to Appropriately Dress your Little Boy during winterMother and Daughter playing outside in the snow, daughter is looking at the camera whilst the mother smiles at the daughter. Tottori, Japan. January 2016

Little boys need to burn energy no matter the weather conditions. This includes when temperatures are below zero; hence need to dress in comfortable clothing.

Younger children are at more risk of getting sick of falling sick due to cold weather. This is because they have small bodies that lose heat quickly. Also, little children do not realise when they get cold thus leaving the task of ensuring their warmth to the parents. During the winter season, you should ensure your little boys stay warm during the day and also at night-time. Dress them in warm boys pyjamas to stay warm at night. Winter dressing is different from other seasons as you have to create a balance so as not to overdo it. Here are a few tips on how to dress your little boy this winter.

Winter Layering

When dressing children in winter, add a layer of clothing on top of what an adult wears in similar conditions. The reason is that heat is trapped between pockets of air in clothing layers. Layering also helps your little boy remove a sweater or jacket when travelling instead of overheating or freezing.

Use Light Layers

When layering, do not use bulky clothing to avoid making the child too hot. For tops, choose those that are made from merino wool, cotton, or lightweight polypropylene. But make sure the material does not irritate the child’s skin. Avoid bulky sweaters that make it hard for the child to move when playing.

Fitting Snowsuit

Buy your little boy a snowsuit that has a water resistant outer shell and an inside that chases away the cold. Nylon on the inside and Polartec on the inside is ideal. The snowsuit should be easy to remove with a zipper running to the knee or ankle to ease potty breaks. Cuffs around the wrists and ankles should fit tightly as snow and cold can creep in through them.


Mittens are warmer and easier to slip on, they keep your child’s fingers close together to generate heat. Mittens need to have warm inner lining with a water-resistant outer covering. You can buy clips to attach the mittens on the sleeves of the snowsuit.

Warm Hat

Most of the body heat leaves through the head, thus the reason a hat is essential during the winter season. A hat is important even if your boy’s snowsuit has a hood; a close-fitting hat is better for heating. The hat should be made from soft wool or fleece-lined cotton.

Consider your Climate

Some areas experience more rain than others, therefore, you need to consider moisture management if you are in a similar area. The clothing should have synthetic insulations as they handle moisture better than other materials. Your boy’s clothing should have a waterproof outer shell that is breathable.

Choose Easy and Safe Clothing Features

Zippers and snaps are good on children’s clothing as they facilitate easy removal when attending to a call of nature. Avoid strings and ribbons on clothes that can be a choking hazard if on loose-fitting hoods. The same also applies on your boys pyjamas to avoid accidents while sleeping.

Clothes while in the Car

Experts discourage bulky coats attached on car seats as they tend to compress when a crash occurs, which risks the child’s life. Instead, dress your little boy in thin layers and then cover him with a blanket after buckling. Do not place any cover between the harness straps and the baby. After the car’s heating improves, remove the blanket to avoid overheating. When the weather is very cold, dress the child with a long-sleeved one piece outfit and then put a one-piece fleece outfit on top. When taking them to the car, cover them with a thick blanket. 

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