'8 Winter Layering Tips for Kids' with Free Country Apparel

With winter weather bringing snowfall and cold winds, it's time to start putting on winter gear like Free Country’s high-quality winter apparel.

Free Country kids winter apparel

Free Country offers men, women and children a wide range of bright-colored, fashionable yet functional everyday outerwear.

Free Country men and women winter apparel

Constructed from high-performance fabrics with rugged charm, smart styling and classic authenticity, Free Country’s affordably priced apparel includes jackets, fleeces, down, softshells and accessories.

Jody Schwartz’s, Executive Vice President of Free Country, has also provided these "8 Winter Layering Tips for Kids."

First Layer: Fabrics, fabrics, fabrics!

1. The first and most important step to layering your tot in cold temperatures is the fabric – there are a variety of fabrics out there to choose from, but only some will keep your little one warm and cozy, while others can actually make the cold worse

2. Avoid cotton as the first layer when bundling up yourself and your children, because it absorbs moisture keeping you cold and wet

3. Choose synthetic and natural fiber (such as wool) fabrics, as they wick the moisture away from the body

Second Layer: Keep the cold out and the warmth in

4. The second layer's purpose is to keep your body's natural heat in – fleeces, synthetic layers or light weight down jackets are the best options for layer number two

5. Choose layers appropriate to the activity your child will partake in – if they are skiing, playing outside in the snow or having a snowball fight a thin or medium fleece will work best because they will be exerting a lot of energy and generating a lot of body heat; if you plan to take them on a nice wintery walk you will want to try a thicker layer

Top Layer: A shield for your body

6. The top layer acts like a shell that reflects the biting cold elements away from your child’s body, protecting them from wind and rain – find jackets that are water and wind resistant and contain insulating and shielding fabrics

Tips: Keep your head warm

7. Although your child may hate wearing hat in the cold, it’s extremely important they do – children and adults can lose about 10% of body heat by not properly covering their feet, hands and head

8. Be sure that you and your kid have a good hat, mittens or gloves and waterproof boots

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