Closed gyms, swimming pools and sports centers, the structures that offer children the opportunity to practice outdoor sports remain for the moment. How do you dress children in the winter months ahead?
by Alessia Altavilla
If contact sports are prohibited until a new decree (football, five-a-side football, rugby, basketball …), if gyms and swimming pools have been forced to temporarily close their doors, if many sports activities have been canceled, sports are resisting well. ‘open: athletics, tennis, motor …
Outdoor activities have withstood the blow and many facilities, to prevent children from losing the habit of movement, have begun to offer families the opportunity to train outdoors, despite the fact that the cold season is now approaching.
How to equip yourself, therefore, to avoid ailments by allowing children to continue to carry out physical activity?
Here are some tips:
- DRESSING UP IN ONION
It sounds a bit like grandma’s advice, but it’s the most valid of all. Onion clothing allows you to dress and undress according to the external temperature and the specific time of training. It is likely that at the end of the lesson the child will remain in a T-shirt and shorts, without undergoing particular changes in temperature once you dress him again.
- ALWAYS HAVE A CHANGE BEHIND
There is no need to change the child from head to toe once the lesson is finished. It will be enough to change his sweaty shirt so that it does not stick to him. For the rest, he can wear the other clothes even if slightly wet.
- DRY YOUR HAIR
The changing rooms are mostly closed at the moment. You will therefore have no way to dry your baby’s head or take a hot shower immediately after training. However, always carry a towel with you so as to dab the sweat on your hair and body. In addition, at the end of the lesson, especially if the days are very cold or windy, have the child wear a cap, also made of cotton. As soon as you are home, put the baby in the tub or shower and then dry him with the hairdryer.
- USE TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
Technical equipment, breathable and able to dry quickly has made great strides in recent years and many of the garments used by adults who practice jogging or outdoor sports are also available for children. Contact a specialist shop for details and advice.
- LITTLE BULKY CLOTHING
The sweater with braids is not exactly the most suitable garment for moving or running even outdoors. Therefore, choose clothing that does not hinder movement but that allows the child to move freely.
- WINDPROOF JACKETS
They are very light, but they are designed to withstand the rain and shelter from the wind. If properly dressed underneath, the child can also keep the jacket for the entire duration of the training.
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