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Keeping Your Kids Safe and Healthy During the Cold Months

MIAMI TOWNSHIP -- Temperatures certainly don't help with cold and flu season, and now, temperatures are taking a dip overnight.

Temperatures are expected to be around 30 degrees Tuesday morning, which is cooler than normal for this time of year.

"It's raining and nasty and cold," said Brooke Jones.

Jones makes sure her bundle of joy is bundled up.

"We have coats, hats, mittens, boots, blankets," she said.

She's making sure her 18-month-old son's first winter is memorable.

"Spidies and they light up," said Jones. "Cute but warm."

In fact, according to Dayton Children's Hospital, kids are more prone to heat loss and hypothermia.

"As small as he is he can't really say how uncomfortable he might be, or 'mom I'm cold,' and stuff like that," said Jones. "So I just kind of have to think how would I feel if I were him."

We found out dressing kids in layers is the best protection.

"The layers not only help protect from the cold but from viruses and germs that are airborne and different things like that," said Jones.

If kids have to walk to school in the morning, make sure they have their hats, gloves and boots.

Underneath all that, try to dress them in wool or warm fabrics, cotton doesn't keep the body heat in.

By doing all of that, your child's cold weather ensemble will be complete.

"We are ready," said Jones. "We're ready for the cold."

Dayton Children's also says there's no set amount of time your kids can stay outside when it's cold, but you need to look for a red, runny nose, rosy cheeks and red, cold hands.

That's when you need to bring them inside to warm up.

 
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