How to dress your kids according to the temperature 【Keeping your kids from catching a cold】

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When choosing clothes for your child, it is difficult to adjust, especially when the seasons change.
If you dress your kids in the wrong clothes, they will sweat from the heat or cath a cold without wearing enough clothes. Children especially get sick when the seasons change.
If you choose your kids clothes according to the hints below, your child will be able to spend their day comfortably.

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Childrens body temperature is generally higher than adults

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Children generally have a higher body temperature than adults.
Even if you are in the same space as your child, you may notice that your child is drenched in sweat, or they are running around energetically when you feel a bit chilly.
This is partly because children are more active than adults, but babies, who are still relatively inactive, also have high body temperatures.
So how high exactly are children's temperature, and why?

Why children have high body temperature

When you hold your baby, don't you feel warm?
In the case of infants, their fat beneath the skin is so thin, that thier body heat is easily and almost directly transmitted to the surface.
In addition, it is said that the body temperature of children in their growth period rises because their cell division is active with high metabolism rates.
This is because the amount of activity increases as they grow, as well as calories burned, therefore creating energy.
There are individual differences, but the standard temperature for a fever is set higher than adults, which is 37.5 degrees (celsius)) or higher.
Also, especially during the summer on hot and sunny days, children are more likely to be affected by the glare from asphalt because they are closer to the ground.
Heat tends to build up also inside strollers, and children feel hotter than adults think.

How to check if your child's body temperature is regulating well 

Since small children cannot speak for themselves to let us know if they're hot or cold, how can we tell?
First, try using your own senses. Think about the weather and ask yourself, "Is it hotter than yesterday?, WIll it rain later on the day?"
Then, put yourself in your child's position and think, "Would it feel hot inside the stroller?"
Also, touch their neck and back, and if they are sweating, it is a sign that they are overheating.
Wipe off their sweat, change clothes, or wear lighter clothes.
Conversely, if you want to check if they are cold, try touching their stomach. Hands and feet are often outside of their clothes, so you can only feel the coldness on the surface.
You can tell if they're really cold by touching their stomach.
If their waist is cold, it is a sign that the body is cold, so you should warm them up by putting on a jacket.

2 Things that need to be done to regulate body temperature

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Due to the relationship between the amount of fat and body surface, children are vulnerable to external temperature changes.
Therefore, when it's hot, their temperature rises quickly, and when it's cold, their temperature drops quickly.
You need to make sure that their clothes are well adjusted.
Here are 2 things that need to be down to regulate body temperature.

  1. Strengthen your sweat glands
  2. To develop your body temperature regulating function

Point 1: Strengthen your sweat glands

Sweat plays a crucial role in regulating body temperature. You have to strengthen your sweat glands that produce sweat.
When it's hot, you often turn on the air conditioner so that your kids don't sweat.
However, it is said that sweat glands develop by about 2 to 3 years old. By this time, if your kids don't sweat as much, your sweat glands will not develop well.
So what happens when your childrens sweat glands are not developed?
If you don't sweat, heat will easily build up in your body, increasing the risk of a heat stroke.
Therefore, it is said that it is very important for children to regulate their body temperature by consciously increasing the chances of sweating and training their sweat glands.

Point 2: To develop your body temperature regulating function

You may often hear that "children should wear light clothes even in winter", but there seems to be no medical basis for this.
So is it a good idea to always wear thick clothes to keep the body warm?
That also seems to be a misunderstanding.
This is because wearing light clothing in the cold can help you develop your body temperature regulation function and can cope with the cold.
If you are always at the right temperature, your body will not be able to regulate your body temperature well.
By feeling the air outside with your skin, you will be able to move your body and raise your body temperature, and will be able to regulate your body temperature naturally.
By doing so, your nerves are balanced out and is good for your immune system. Therefore, let's strengthen the body by incorporating light clothes well even in winter.

Children's clothes according to the temperature

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It is true that it is important for children to sweat and wear light clothes even on cold days, but it is also true that they are easily affected by changes in temperature and easily get sick.
Don't blindly train your body temperature regulation function, but hold down the important points to adjust your kids clothes .

  • Hot weather (over 25 degrees ) 
  • Cold weather (below 16 degrees)
  • When there is a large temperature difference between day and night

Hot weather (over 25 degrees) 

When the temperature exceeds 25 degrees, your kids will probaby start feeling "hot". Short-sleeves are generally fine as they will be sweating a lot during this period.
We recommend a cotton/polyester blend material that absorbs sweat and dries easily, or one that includes UV protection.
Considering sweat absorption and hygienic aspects, wearing underwear and a T-shirt is a recommended.
If the T-shirt is made of the same material as the underwear, just wearing a T-shirt is enough.
However, we recommend that you bring a change of clothes when you go out so that your kids don't get cold after sweating.
Even if they sweat a lot, you can prevent their body from getting by wiping their sweat frequently and changing clothes.

Cold weather (below 16 degrees)

When the temperature is below 16 degrees, your kids will probably start feeling ''cold''. Your kids should wear long-sleeved shirts,a hoodie, coat, sweater, cardigan, etc., depending on how cold you feel.
If the child is to be lightly dressed, it is recommended that the neck, wrists, and ankles be covered with light long sleeve shirts or long pants.
By keeping their neck and ankles warm, you can prevent a sudden chill from the core of your body.
In addition, excessive thick clothing tends to interfere with children's activities. When they're wearing something that's difficult to move in and uncomfortable to wear, they'll lose their concentration even when you're playing.
Choose clothing that fits well and has elasticity that doesn't hinder movement.

When there is a large difference between day and night

The most troublesome time is when there is a large difference between the minimum and maximum temperatures, especially in spring or autumn.
At this time of year, first check the maximum temperature and choose weather to wear long sleeves or short sleeves. It is also good to choose the material and thickness of your jacket.
In addition to the temperature, it is better to check the weather during this season.
Even if it's about 24 degrees, it may be cloudy, raining, or windy, so wearing short sleeves can make you feel chilly. On a sunny day with no clouds even at 20 degrees, you can feel the heat from the direct sunlight.
When it is difficult to choose clothes based on the temperature alone, it will be easier to choose by referring to the weather as well.

What children should wear when there is a big difference in temperature.

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When there is a significant temperature difference, you wil probably have concerns about how to dress you kids.
We will now introduce clothes that are suitable for any temperature for boys and girls.

[BABY] BOYS

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Denim Knit Stretch 10/4 Length Pants

For little boys who are becoming more active, we recommend denim with stretch material that is easy to move around in! Denim goes with anything. It is made of an elastic material, so it is easy to move and easy to wear on and off, so it is highly recommended.

[KIDS] BOYS

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muff pocket vehicle design jacket

A tunnel which is actually a pocket? A train design that's fun to look at!
When the season starts to feel chilly, it is safe to carry a jacket with you. This blouson with a zipper, will cover your neck and prevent you from getting cold.

[BABY] GIRLS

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Gather frill T-shirt with baby size ribbon

Cuteness overload ribbon and frills! A simple shirt but not too casual!
The frills on the hem are designed to be slightly longer, so they won't roll up even when you move around. It also prevents the waist from getting cold, with a girly design.

[KIDS] GIRLS

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Hood storage round collar zip-up hoodie with ribbon frill

Rain and wind resistant polyester material! A zip-up hoodie with a cute silhouette.
Outerwear tends to be simple, but the ribbon and frills give it a fancy, girly silhouette. The colors are easy to coordinate with other outfits, so you can wear this on days when the weather is bad.

Conclusion

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It is difficult to choose clothes for children who's body temperature does not functions like adults. But if you keep these points in mind, kids can enjoy fashion just like us.
It's fun to enjoy fashion in styles that can only be done when you're a child, and to think about special outfits for seasons and events.
Enjoy fashion safely and comfortably by keeping this article in mind!