How hot does it have to be....

Philippines
October 12, 2008 1:35am CST
before i could let my sons wear sleeveless shirts and only one layer of clothing? It's 25 C outside and my in-laws say it's cold. I am from Asia and am used to a hot climate but my boys sweat even inside a 21 degree airconditioned room. We already stopped using the AC here since they said it's already autumn and is getting cold but is 21 C really cold? The sun is up and i feel warm. I get embarassed because my in-laws keep on telling me "saga! saga!", meaning it's cold and the boys should wear at least double layer clothing because they might get sick. But i could not do that because i know they will feel hot. I tried explaining to them that my sons might also get sick if their sweat will dry on their skin (no wonder most kids here have bronchitis.) Even during the onset of spring, they let me wear a long, thick coat when we went out because it's cold. I ended up sweating. So what's cold or what's hot for you before you start either layering up or taking off your clothes?
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4 responses
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
I was thinking while reading your post, what kind of in laws this person have, and where country is she in? ngek I did not noticed that it was you pinky! you changed avatar ha ha. I did not recognize it. 21 C, hmm I don't know but when we where in Baguio my kids did not ask for sweaters and here in our house we sleep in air con and the kids are only wearing sando and my 5 month old baby is sweating even though the aircon is on. Maybe our kids do sweat a lot, my piece of advice is always make sure that they wear cotton clothes, in that sense even if they wear long sleeves they will not sweat that much and the sweat will be absorbed by the clothe and not their skin.
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
Our boys are pretty much the same - i mean, mine sweat even in an airconditioned room. Yes, i do let them wear cotton. But i have to layer but later on when it gets really cold. FOr now they can still wear sleeveless as long as my in laws are not around. :) Thanks for replying, dear.
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
12 Oct 08
21 C is 69.8 Fahrenheit. That is a comfortable temperature here. If the wind isn't blowing, you feel comfortable in short sleeves unless you are really cold-natured. I get cold quicker than anyone in my family. But I love autumn weather during the day. I just have to put on a long sleeved shirt or light jacket at night. But children are warmer natured than adults. And if you feel good, don't over dress children. My kids and their kids played out side in the cold in shirt sleeves. I'm like you - if you dress them too warm and they sweat and then get cold, they will be sick. My kids hardly ever got sick. Layering with light clothing is also much better than just bundling up with a heavy coat.
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
I never like to over dress my boys because they get uncomfortable with it. I would rather have them dry and clean than sweat and get dried by the cool air. I think it's unhealthy, more than letting them wear sleeveless on a not so cold climate. My in laws are actually scared they might get sick if i don't layer. So i layered and like what you said, only with light clothing. Thanks for your response Barb.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
12 Oct 08
Hi pinky, Good morning! Maybe your in-laws are not feeling well, lol! I sometime find it 21 degree its quite cool but never put on a layer of clothing. I find it so cold when it gets down to 15 degree at day time and I will wear warm clothes. And I find it hot when its above 25 degree. I know the winter will be here soon and maybe we have the same weather in where you at. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
Well if they don't feel well, i guess that includes my sisters and brothers in law too. I wish they will stop minding our AC use and what my boys are wearing because we live separately from them though under one roof. Anway, 25 degrees C is also hot for me. Yes, i think we do have similar weather/climate. This will be my first time to experience winter. We came here when spring was setting in and it was about 16 degrees when we arrived. It was very cold yes, but for the people here it's already freezing. My little boys seem not to notice nor react to the change in temperature when they arrived here. Thanks for your response. Regards!
@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
12 Oct 08
For me when it is over 25C it becomes hot. But I have friends who are in UK and even 19/20C its too hot for them. So 25C is roasting for them. I guess it depends on what country you are coming from.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
I am from the Philippines. It has only two seasons there. Wet and dry seasons. Hot there is about 40. Cold is 22 i think. But people never wear coats except when it rains. We are now in Libya and i think the coldest here they say is 8 or negative something. The hottest is 40 plus and can be super humid. So i do not understand why 25 is cold for them when even their babies sweat in that temperature. Thanks for your response.