Keep children warm and snug during the coldest months with thermal base layers
Whether they’re exploring the great outdoors or simply bundling up for the school playground, the experts at M&S Kids have shared their top 3 tips to help the little ones wrap up and beat the cold this winter.
1) Layer up little ones to shelter them from the cold
A cold child usually equals a miserable child – that’s a fact. As soon as kids feel a nip in the air, their smiles can disappear, no matter how much fun their outdoor activity is. The good news? There’s a simple solution to keeping little ones warm: layers, layers and more layers. Start with a thermal kids’ vests, which are insulating but breathable. Add a long-sleeved T-shirt and a thick knitted jumper.
Layer a padded gilet under their winter coat if they’re going to be outside for a long time and slip long johns under their jeans. Finish with warm thermal accessories, like super cosy tights and socks, and they’ll be snug as a bug.
Don’t let wet weather scupper your weekend plans – check out M&S’ guide to rainy-day activities for fun ideas the whole family will enjoy.
2) Wrap them up warm in a duvet coat
Picking the right winter coat is crucial when it comes to beating the cold. The perfect option for chilly little ones? A practical, warm and super-soft duvet coat. A padded coat has a longline shape to protect more of their bodies from icy temperatures as well as a cosy borg lining.
A fixed hood and Stormwear technology will keep them dry come rain or snow, and roomy pockets have plenty of space for all their bits and bobs.
3) Don’t forget the accessories
Little ears get cold quickly, so finish off their outfits with a playful pom-pom hat. If the forecast is snowy, choose a trapper hat with a warm borg lining.
They’ll probably lose at least one pair of gloves this winter, so try a three pack of kids’ gloves, which stretch to accommodate growing fingers.