WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - It's cold out there,, so in today's Health Minute, Holly Firfer gives us tips on how to keep kids warm and safe as they head out into the elements. }}" />

   
 
 
Keeping Kids Warm And Safe When They're Out In The Cold

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 12/17/2013

It's cold out there. In fact, weather experts tell us that about 90-percent of the lower 48 states is experiencing below-normal temperatures. About half of the nation is blanketed in snow and ice. In today's Health Minute, Holly Firfer gives us tips on how to keep kids warm and safe as they head out into the elements. Winter temperatures have arrived early in many parts of the United States and children are heading outside to go sledding, build snow men, or just plain have fun. As you bundle up your kids, take a few precautions to ensure they are safe out in the cold. It may seem obvious but dress your children in layers. That way, if one layer gets wet, they can remove it and still be warm. Wearing waterproof pants and jackets as the top layer, is one way to stay dry in the snow. Cotton holds moisture, wool is the better choice. And don't forget the mittens, hats, scarves and waterproof boots. Spending too much time in the cold increases your child's risk for frostbite. The ears and nose, as well as the hands and feet, are the most vulnerable, so keep those well covered. The first warning signs are often a "pins and needles" sensation and numbness. Cold weather can also cause the body to lose heat faster than we can produce it, leading to a drop in body temperature called hypothermia. If left untreated, it can be life-threatening. For kids, its a winter wonderland out there, so check on them often, so they stay safe as they play.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A chilly fall evening was the perfect backdrop for the City of Mansfield's Halloween Parade. Full Story
Image1 Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Chris Collins, 23, hiding in a residence in Mansfield, Wednesday morning. Full Story
 
Image1 Job-seekers, and companies with jobs to offer, turned-out Wednesday for the Crawford County Hiring Fair. Full Story
Image1 Richland County Common Pleas Court Judge candidate Phil Naumoff says he wants voters to know he's been consistent with his platform leading up to election day. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Judge Candidate Phil Naumoff Speaks To Local Democrats

Tree Cut Down, Damaging Headstones At Historical Cemetery

Lexington Teachers And Supporters are Linked in Solidarity

Jack Hanna's show coming to the Renaissance

Big Red Bookshelf Book Fair coming to Ontario

Possible Armed Standoff And Bomb Threat Happen In Butler

Halloween parade postponed

North Central State College Nursing Students Health Fair

Congressman Tiberi Visits Agency On Aging

Election day luncheon delivers

Spaghetti Bowl Raises Money,Excitement for Mansfield Rivalry

More News