Although it is only September, we have already endured bouts of cold weather around the United States and The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a colder than usual winter, especially for the eastern part of the United States. Warmth is so important for our children. Warmth allows our children to settle in, to not be restless, to rest and sleep and grow better, and to reach their fullest potential as human beings.
We see this in many cultures all around the world in the dressing of babies warmly, even in subtropical and tropical climates. When our children are warm enough, then energy will not be diverted from the growth and maturity of the nervous system in order to just keep warm.
As a rule, three layers on the top with one layer tucked in, and two layers on the bottom is recommended. Here in Georgia I like two layers on the top and two layers on the bottom, just depending upon how cold and windy it is. Contrary to popular belief, the Deep South does see snow and we do get freezing temperatures. My favorite article about warmth by Mary Sutton, MD, appears in this back post as reprinted with permission.
Because of the importance warmth plays in the health and well-being of our children, I am excited to announce Green Mountain Organics (my favorite place to get woolens) is offering the readers of The Parenting Passageway 20 percent off woolens for winter through next weekend with the code pp20.
Many blessings, happy woolens,
What a nice treat! We live in Vermont and are already layering quite a bit – especially in the mornings. Green Mt. Organics’ website seems to be acting strange though – I can’t scroll down without it turning upside down on me. Anyone else having troubles? Thank you!
I’m so excited for a discount, new woolens has been at the top of my list all summer! thank you!!
Our anthroposophic doc says he keeps them on his kids all winter, 2 pairs per kid and just puts the clean one on after you take off the other…he also said that kids aren’t really in touch with their body temp until 21!!
That makes perfect sense since we consider the journey of childhood to last until age 21. Glad that the coupon is helpful to you!
Yay! We are upsizing our silk woolens from years past as the smallest ones have been passed down to nieces and the biggest one needs new a new pair. Already up here in Chicago we’ve done some fall camping, and my oldest had to wear mine because she needs a new set. Thanks for putting this together Carrie! My daughter will be thrilled.
Thanks for sharing this, Carrie! I just placed my annual order!!