cold weather for babies

United States
April 7, 2007 11:26am CST
When we have our grandchild I hate to take him out when it is really cold or real windy..always afraid he will get sick but people tell me it is good to have children out in this kind of weather...what do u guys do with your kids
1 person likes this
3 responses
• United States
8 Apr 07
I come from the old school of parenting. If you are cold, the child will be cold. Dress appropriately for the weather. If it is frigid cold out, stay home where it is warm & dry. Tomorrow is another day to go visiting or shopping.
@smartmom (827)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I grew up in Denmark, a very cold Scandinavian country, so I grew up in the cold. In Denmark mothers put there babies outside to sleep in their huge baby carriages, and I think the midwifes and health care proffessionals state that you should not put your child out to sleep, if there is less than -5 degrees celcius, about 25 degrees Farenheit. I have put my sons out to sleep (in Denmark) many times, but not in cold weather. My reason for this is that they both have asthma, and the asthma seems to get worse when it is cold, I know that mine does.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
7 Apr 07
If you have to take the baby out be sure the ears are protected from the wind and cold. I always make sur they are bundled and blanketed and never keep them out in it too long. Its not good to be too cold for a long period of time. I think it lowers their resistance.