Tips for keeping kids warm as temperatures start to drop

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– We’ve got your back with how to beat the cold. With those temperatures dropping, you will want to be adding extra clothes. That’s especially true for the little ones who are off to the bus stop in the morning.

It’s definitely a little chilly out there and it’s only going to get worse over the next couple of months. So heath experts say now is the time to start dressing the kids in layers. That’s because kids can’t regulate their body temperature the way adults can.

So throw on that t-shirt, sweatshirt and a jacket. That way they can peel off the layers if they need to at school. But for the small ones, you have to be careful about anything near the neck.

“Be careful with little children who might have scarves or draw strings around their neck. Those are safety issues especially with younger children,” said Mary K. Peterson, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Also everyone loses heat through their head. So definitely encourage your kids to wear and hat or hood. And once it gets really cold you may want to have them stand in the garage just to limit the time they’re out in the elements.

When it comes to infants, they really have trouble regulating their body temperature. A doctor says one extra layer on a baby than what would be comfortable for you. That’s a good gauge.

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