10 Cold Weather Safety Tips for Kids

Cold weather fun can easily turn into a safety hazard for your family if the proper precautions aren’t taken. Keep your kids safe during  these next few cold months with these 10 simple tips!:

  1. 1.       Use Sunscreen: Even though it’s not beach weather, it’s important to put sunscreen on your kids even in cold weather. Snow reflects more than 75% of the sun’s damaging UV rays! Protect your kids’ skin before they go out to make snowmen.
  2. 2.       Dress Kids in Clothes That Fit: It’s important to dress your children in clothing that fits comfortably and does not restrict movement. This may mean having to buy new winter clothes every year depending on their growth! This is particularly true for footwear. Too-tight boots constrict blood flow, causing feet to become even cold. When buying winter shoes for your kids, allow room for an extra pair of socks.
  3. 3.       Dress Them Warmly: Make sure your kids are dressed in layers before they go out to play in the snow. Be sure to purchase wind-proof and water-proof attire. If possible, opt for wool instead of cotton. It makes for a great insulator! Bundle them up in scarves, hats, gloves, and face masks if necessary.
  4. 4.       Prepare Your Car: Preparing your car for frigid temperatures is crucial. Driving in the winter can be extremely dangerous so check out this list of the best vehicle accessories for winter!
  5. 5.       Practice Safety When Playing Winter Sports: Always supervise children while they are playing outdoors. This means when they go ice skating ,sledding, skiing or snowboarding.
  6. 6.       Practice Good Nutrition: This can help little ones fight off cold and flu season easily, so strengthen their immune system with whole foods and a balanced diet.
  7. 7.       Keep Them Hydrated: Be sure to provide your kids with fresh water whenever they go out to play. Even though it is cold out, kids still need to hydrate while playing outdoors. Stay away from high-sugar juices and sodas and choose water or low-sugar juices that are high in vitamin C, which may help lessen the severity and duration of winter colds.
  8. 8.       Prepare a Safe Home for the Winter: Stock up on essentials, such as batteries and flashlights.
  9. 9.       Prepare Your Kids: Pack an extra pair of gloves, socks and extra tissues in your kids packs before sending them off to school or play.
  10. 10.   Heat Your Home Safely: Follow these basic heating safety tips for the winter!

If your child has been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, we can help you receive compensation. Contact us today for a free case appraisal.

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP