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Winter Clothing For Toddlers

Parents searching for warm clothing for their youngsters will literally be amazed at the wide variety of kid's winter wear that is available in stores and outlets across the nation. Climates vary in severity of weather and duration of the cold weather season, and these are just two of the several considerations that one must keep in mind when shopping for quality outerwear for young children.

If you focus on quality brand name clothing chances are that you will purchase winter wear that is not only effective at helping your kid stay warm, but is also fashionable and smart looking! Fashion considerations aside, we've listed some of the major categories of winter clothing that you should contemplate buying for your child. This material is designed to be a high level orientation and you should conduct more detailed research prior to purchasing any item of winter clothing.

Winter Hats: Hats protect the head and neck area from the wind and other elements. Wool hats are typically the warmest, but tend to annoy young children due to the "itch factor" associated with wool clothing. For severe weather consider hats that also cover portions of the ear or the entire ear.

Scarves: Usually, kids do not like scarves and think they are something only old people wear! However, if you live in a very cold climate the benefit of wearing a scarf is undeniable and you should do all you can to ensure your child uses one. Be careful to consider the length of the scarf and any attached ornaments, strings, etc., as they can create a hazard when your child is near machinery, getting in and out of vehicles, etc.

Snow Boots: Kids usually require winter boots or snow boots. Whatever type they need, the most prudent option is to buy a quality pair from a reputable manufacturer. When sizing boots make sure you allow for growth of your child's feet and for the thickness of winter socks. We recommend that you buy boots at least one size larger than your child's actual size.