This post was written by Laura Johnson
Just like adults, children need to wear season-appropriate clothing all year long. It’s important to focus on the season when dressing your children, thinking ahead to be prepared for the weather to change. Keeping your children’s clothing neatly organized can be a huge help in selecting the right clothing for the weather because you’ll know where everything is. Make sure to take time and change their wardrobe based on the current season so you can find appropriate outfits quickly and easily.
Depending on where you live, spring can still be slightly chilly so make sure to keep sweaters, pants, and jackets on hand for those days. Mostly you’ll have chilly mornings, warm and sunny afternoons, and chilly temperatures again at night. You’ll also want to remember that with spring usually comes a bunch of rain. Don’t ditch the winter coats and gloves just yet, because during the beginning of spring, your kids might still need them. It helps to dress your children in layers they can easily remove when the temperatures rise. To provide your children with extra comfort, check out seamless products.
Summer time is when your children can shed the layers and embrace the warm sun. Your children can wear shorts, short-sleeve shirts, cute skirts, and of course summer dresses. One of the most important things you have to remember is to protect your children’s skin from the sun, even if they’re not going to be outside for a long time. Make sure they have on a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock. When your children are cooling off at the pool, make sure you regularly re-apply the sunblock. The best summer clothing choices are tighter weave, dark colors, and less stretchy materials because they offer the most protection from the sun.
In the fall, the temperatures begin to drop, so it’s time to bring out the warmer clothing again. On the very chilly fall days, make sure to layer your children’s clothing so they’re extra-warm. Take advantage of scarves, boots, and leggings to provide warmth. When the temperature drops, you’ll want to put away all the summer clothes including the shorts and the flip-flops. Always check the temperatures before leaving your home to ensure your child is dressed appropriately.
You’ll want to be extra-careful in the winter to ensure your children are dressed warm enough. Dressing your kids so they’ll be comfortable isn’t the only concern in the winter, you want to make sure they’re safe as well. Always dress young children and babies in one extra layer than an adult would wear. Children should wear several layers and have their neck, head, and hands covered. Always watch for signs of frostbite including pale and blistered skin on toes, ears, nose, and fingers.
Dressing your children appropriately for the weather involves planning and organizing, but it’s good to be prepared. Before the next season approaches, be sure to look through your children’s clothes to make sure they have what they need. As they get older, they are going to want to pick out their own outfits. Even when they do start selecting their own outfits, always make sure they choose the best types of clothing for the weather. Start teaching them about weather appropriate clothing now so they can make good choices as they age. Keep in mind that sunscreen is important all year long, so always have some on hand.