Making sure your kids are dressed for the weather isn’t always easy especially when it’s cold and wet or even snowing outside. British weather can be so changeable and unpredictable it is often difficult to decide what kids clothes your little one really needs when it comes to kids winter clothing. The key to happy, warm and dry kids is layers.
Layering retains heat, leads moisture away from the body and keeps the cold out - without overheating.
Add or remove a layer when there is a change in weather or activity levels. Wear layers 1, 2 and 3 when the temperature drops below 5C.
Layer 1: The inner layer that keeps the body warm and dry.
Layer 2: The middle layer that insulates warmth under the outer layer.
Layer 3: The outer layer that also keeps the warmth in and the weather out.
Layer 1 - Thermals For Kids
In really cold temperatures, a kids base layer in wool or polyester keeps children warm. Avoid cotton when it is cold because it traps moisture next to the skin, making you feel cold
Warm Merino wool children's base layers will lock in warmth next to the skin much better than cotton. Good kids thermal layers should lead cold moisture away from the skin, and wool does the job perfectly. A soft wool base layer is best for very cold temperatures.
Polyester base layers are a cheaper alternative to wool and can still be very effective - we use soft fibres made from recycled materials. Perfect for under school uniforms and PE kits children will stay warm outdoors, yet not feel too hot once they are indoors again.
A polyester base layer is soft as silk and ideal for active and adventurous kids.
Layer 2 - Kids Fleece Jacket
Made of hi-tech breathable fleece, light insulation or terry wool, they retain heat yet release moisture. If the garment is not breathing, the body can quickly turn cold, or overheat.
Make sure this garment has a zip or other opening that makes it easy for your child to open and remove.
Our lightweight kids Puffer Jackets & our Fleece kids Jackets popper into our waterproof kids Shell Jackets to make a warm coat or can be worn alone in milder weather!
Layer 3 - Waterproofs For Kids
The outer layer that also keeps the warmth in and the weather out. Children's outerwear should be highly durable and withstand any possible weather in order to handle outdoor play & adventure. It keeps the body dry in rain, hail and snow & is even eco-friendly!
Our Outer Layer fabrics are wind & waterproof, yet highly breathable. They hold in heat whilst feeling light and without restricting movement.
And it should have 360-degree reflectors to ensure your child is visible in all kinds of weather and from all angles.
A quality coat designed specifically with children in mind will be worn more often and without too much nagging. PO.P outerwear has pre-shaped knees and arms to ensure freedom of movement,
Insulated, padded coats are important if you will spend over 2 hours in freezing temperatures, but for all other winter weather a quality waterproof worn with the right layers underneath should suffice. Look out for durable fabrics that can stand up to playtime and machine washing, also unisex kids coasts come in multiple gender neutral colours that can be passed from sister to brother.
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