As much of the US is now feeling the full effects of winter weather and temperatures, we must remember that we need to dress appropriately for the weather. Our friends over at Nannies in the Heartland understand the “cold weather” as they are in Minnesota! Becky Kavanagh shares some great tips for dealing with the weather.
Second Layer: Warmth
The second layer is to keep your body’s natural heat in. This insulating layer could be a fleece or synthetic layer or a light weight down jacket – all do a good job of keeping you warm and again they are light and comfortable.
Your activity can determine the weight of your layers. The more active you are outdoors the thinner the layer and conversly the less active you are thicker is better. Fleece is effective in all situations.
Top Layer: Sheilding
The top layer’s function is to act like a shield, reflecting the elements away from the body. The outer “shell” layer protects from wind, rain and heavy wet snow. Many of today’s jackets come with several layers zipped into each other allowing for you to make adjustments as needed. The outer shell has that protective property that it needed.
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