Monday, 25 March 2013

Dressing for a Snowday

(Goblin is 41 months)

I didn't think I'd be writing a post about dressing up warm at the tail end of March in the UK. But we've just had two days of heavy snow. In order to stay out for any length of time in the snow both kids and parents need to dress appropriately. So I thought I'd share how we dress Goblin for the cold. 
  1. Thermals: A really good start is a warm thermal base layer. We bought Goblin's Merino wool stripy thermal long sleeved top and longjohns from Mountain Warehouse
  2. Normal set of clothes: Over these we just put a tshirt, joggers, socks and a jumper. 
  3. Waterproof layer: Skipants are a great investment. We bought Goblin's in the sale, they are a size too big because we intended them to be for next winter, not expecting any more snow this year. Goblin does have a chunky anorak but we've actually been using a soft shell ski jacket. This is neoprene and both warm and wind resistant. With all the other layers he doesn't really need a chunky jacket. 
  4. Extremities protection: 
    • hands: We finally found some ski gloves that fit Goblin's little hands. And they can ge turned half way inside out to make them easy to put on. 
    • Feet: Another great find are Neoprene Shoes. These go over the top of the socks and inside the wellies. They act as an insulator and if snow or water does get into the wellies they act as a wetsuit and warm the water to keep the feet toasty.
    • Head: Finally a hat with earflaps is very handy to keep ears warm particularly if your child is vulnerable to ear infections. 
And then we're set for snow time play
 Of course Goblin doesn't always agree with the way we try to dress him for playing in the snow!


I'm sharing this with
A Mom With a Lesson PlanCountry Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

16 comments:

  1. Nice to see Dad was dressed for the weather too! :D

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    1. Oh yeah right down to the thermal layer ; )

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  2. hehe love him in hsi shorts and T shirt out in the snow mine are like that too.. but it makes for a much more enjoyable snow day if everyone is dressed snug and war

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  3. Oooh he looks TOASTY!

    Quite fancy a set of those merino wool things myself. My Other Half wears neoprene socks for his cold water swimming, I'd never thought of wearing them under wellies, what a great idea.

    We stocked up at Trespass, they have a great sale on at the moment.

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    1. That's where we got goblins ski gloves in the sale

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  4. Now that last picture looks like my kids. I bet he stayed out much longer when you dressed him though! I can't believe how much snow is around the country. This is a must for Country Kids.

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    1. Defo linking this one at the weekend

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  5. I am buying a pair of those oversock shoe thingies! Fab to see him dressed so sensibly!

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    1. Just wanted to add:

      Nipping over from the Country Kids linky.

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  6. Wow...I cannot imagine having to put that many clothes on the twins...I am having trouble getting undies and a singlet on them at the moment!!
    Fantastic that Goblin gets to have so much fun in all that snow though!!

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  7. Love this easy visual guide, Monko. I am finding more & more parents are investing in good quality thermals & ski wear as the weather become colder each year. Thanks for linking this up too.

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  8. I love that last picture that is very cute

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  9. My kids and I have never been out in this level of snow as I'm afraid of them catching colds... silly I know but this is wonderful useful post. As I'm originally from the Caribbean I'm getting my head around what's best to wear. Thanks for sharing :0)

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  10. That is a great post! Will definitely check out some of that kit for my two :)

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  11. Great post - we've had loads of snow over here in the US and the kids have to go to school with snow pants and snow boots or they're not allowed outside at recess! #CountryKids

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  12. Thanks for your post, we've also gone all out for ski stuff and it makes such a huge difference. Not heard of the neoprene, might have to check that one out and we seriously need to upgrade our gloves, woolen ones don't cut it in snow! Thanks for linking up to the Outdoor Play Party

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