General Winter Sports Safety Tips
Whether your child's winter activity of choice is building a snowman on the front lawn or skating on a local pond, keep these recommendations in mind:
- Dress kids warmly. Keep little ones warm and dry by piling on several layers of clothing. Some good choices: Thermal long johns, turtlenecks, shirts, pants, sweaters, and a coat. Don't forget warm socks, boots, gloves or mittens, and a hat.
- Set limits on outside time. Time flies when you're playing in the snow, so be sure to call your child in periodically to warm up. A cup of hot cocoa is a good reason to come inside!
- Keep babies indoors. Infants lose body heat very quickly, so avoid taking them outside when the temperature dips below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Don't forget the sun protection. Even on blustery winter days, make sure your child is protected by sunscreen.
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