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Weather appropriate clothes

JJ

I’m from Florida, this will be my second winter. I have a toddler and just need some tips and pointers on dressing him in this weather. I have no experience with snow or any temperatures below 50. So obviously we later but is all of the layers necessary when you mostly just go from house to car or car to store. Like long sleeves t, maybe 2, a thick warm sweater and then the coat?? Do you leave the coat on in the car seat? I don’t see how. And I can’t get my son to keep his gloves or beanies on. I don’t want him to get sick. I also don’t want him to be cold or overheated once we’re in the car or store.

  • Lana
    Nov 14, 2018

    You can buy a jackets with duck down and feathers that gives more heat in the winter and buy the one that has a hoodie just incase your son didn’t wear the beanie Buy it’s better for him to wear both and when u go to a heated store don’t take off his hat and jacket immediately let his body adjust first to the heat/cold difference Or keep him warm all the time is best Don’t leave anything in the carseat everything will get cold and he can’t wear put them on You can leave a small blanket in the car just incase but as i said it will get cold but this is the only way so u won’t forget it at home

  • Lana
    Nov 14, 2018

    I think they are called parka jackets/coats

  • Amanda
    Nov 14, 2018

    Layers are the best idea. Don’t leave a puffy coat on a child in a car seat. The bulk of the coat puts too much space between the belt and his body. Bring a blanket for the car each time. Also, being cold doesn’t make a person sick.

  • B
    Nov 14, 2018

    agree with Amanda. If car is close, we do a fleece from house to car and in car. I bring winter coat and put it on before we leave the car if we are outside for a bit. I also do a car blanket with that. Under the fleece is long sleeves, and if cold a sweater or sweatshirt. Honestly past infant stage I dress my kid in whatever I’d want to wear.

  • Dani
    Nov 18, 2018

    Long sleeve shirt, sweater(that’s not puffy) and a coat. Hat, mittens, thicker tall socks and boots. DO NOT LEAVE COAT ON IN THE CARSEAT. Take the coat off and buckle the child in and cover them with a blanket or a coat after they are buckled. As for taking the mittens off, my son tends to leave fingered gloves on more than mittens.