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,