Winter weather has arrived. With temperatures expected to stay well below freezing this week, here are some guidelines and tips for keeping kids safe and warm.
Weather Guidelines for Children – Wind-chill Factor Chart (PDF)
Tips for dressing in cold-weather
Dress your child in layers of clothing that can be taken off and on off easily.
Mittens, instead of gloves, will allow fingers to retain warmth.
A warm hat will help maintain body temperature.
Prevent frostbite by keeping ears covered at all times.
Waterproof boots should be roomy enough for a child to wiggle their toes while wearing an extra pair of socks.
Wet clothing and boots should be removed immediately after playing outdoors.