Winter is a gorgeous season, especially in somewhere as breathtaking and exciting as the Centennial State. However, if you’re going to spend time out in the Colorado weather, there are a few rules you need to know—especially if you’re out and about with the kids. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, check out our guide for how to dress a kid for Colorado weather.
Layers Upon Layers
Colorado weather is as varied as its inhabitants. Depending on where you go and what you do, you might wrap up from head to toe or kick back and enjoy yourself in your summer wear. This is why the key step for how to dress a kid for Colorado weather is layers. Multiple layers of clothing add extra insulation, keeping heat trapped so your child stays warm no matter where you are. However, you should keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t get too hot. If you go indoors, take off a layer or two. Overheating and sweating leads to wet clothes, which leads to the cold hitting harder once you’re back outside.
The most dangerous thing about the cold is actually being cold and wet. When you dress your child, make sure their bottom layer is something that allows moisture to easily escape. Be sure that their outer layer is waterproof, too. A waterproof coat, shoes, and gloves will help keep your child warm even when they’re running (and frequently falling) through the snow.
Pay Attention to Fingers, Toes, and Head
Extremities are more susceptible to cold exposure, so pay extra careful attention to your child’s hands, feet, and head. Bundle up with thick socks and boots, waterproof gloves, and your favorite Colorado beanie. You can also bring along earmuffs, scarves, or other accessories—more layers and options means you’ll be better suited for more potentially harsh weather conditions.