Only bad clothing.
Did you know that Dutch children are the happiest in the world? Dutch children spend most of their playtime outdoors, and Dutch babies nap OUTSIDE until temperatures reach about 5 °F.
The circulating indoor air is the main reason your child gets sick in the winter months.
Research shows that spending time outdoors, even in cold weather, boosts the immune system and helps fight sickness.
Studies show that children who are active outdoors have the best overall health.
Read more about how being outdoors in winter boosts the immune system
Sadly, our culture has developed a fear of the cold. We have created indoor and outdoor seasons.
We perceive being outdoors in the winter as an inconvenience and unnecessary.
When in fact, we couldn't be more wrong.
When kids play outdoors in a semi- unstructured manner, they enjoy the benefits of emotional and physical growth.
Researchers linked playing outdoors to healthy brain development.
Read more about the importance of outdoor play in the winter: https://www.businessinsider.com/why-kids-should-play-outside-winter-science-2018-11
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends putting babies and children in one more layer of clothing than an adult would wear in the same conditions.
Middle Layers (Goes Over the Base Layer)
Read more about keeping your baby and toddler warm and dry in the cold: https://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/protecting-kids-from-extreme-cold
Getting outside should be a number one priority during the colder months. Since sadness and depression symptoms are worsened by a lack of sun exposure, getting outside—even in lower temperatures—is critical.
Read more about fighting the winter blues
It is recommended that your child does not spend more than a few minutes outside in sub-zero temperatures.
Check out this link for more information on staying safe in the winter