Winter safety: Advice for parents and kids

Winter is a great season for outdoor activities, such as sledding and skating. Cold weather, ice, and snow can be fun but also dangerous for children. The following tips will help parents and children enjoy winter activities safely.

Highlights
  • Young children generate less body heat, and get cold more quickly than adults.
  • Check often that children are staying warm and dry while playing outside in the winter.
  • Dress your child in layers of clothing that can be put on and taken off easily.
  • Infants being pulled in a sled need extra bundling. Because they aren’t moving, they can’t generate body heat the way a playing child can.
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