Are You Dressing Your Children Warmly Enough For The Cold


During cold weather, children need more protection from the cold than adults, but there’s a fine line. Not enough clothing and children’s thin skin can get frost bite. Too much clothing, and children begin to sweat, leaving them wet and even more prone to cold.

This chart, from the Iowa Department of Public Health, translates the often mentioned, but rarely interpreted windchill factor and humidity index. It tells you when it’s safe to let your children play outside.

Iowa Temperature chart

This video, from Seattle’s KING 5, talks about how you should prepare your children for the cold.