First Layer: Cover top and bottom with a non-cotton base layer. We recommend merino wool or soft polyester fabric. Both will keep kids warm, and wick away moisture from the skin.
Second Layer : Cover top & bottom with a fleece or wool layer.
Final Layer : Finish the final layer of protection with durable waterproof pants and jacket.
Feet : Protect with wool socks AND insulated rain/snow boots.
Head and hands : Wool hats give greatest warmth to head. Mittens keep hands warmer than gloves.
*Recommended: Burton Mittens
In addition to proper gear:
bring full reusable water bottle
consider an extra set of clothes if your child loves messy mud and water play
an extra set of gloves and socks will save the day : )
a plastic bag for wet/dirty clothes
ensure child has used the restroom & been fed to support regulation
Used gear shops, thrift-stores, and Facebook Market place are great places to find affordable, secondhand gear.
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