With the onset of cold weather, each mother of a child up to a year old asks the question: “How to warm tiny legs that do not walk yet or are just taking their first steps?”
Why is it important?
Clothing for the legs of newborns and children of the first year of life requires special attention. The temperature of the child’s body largely depends on how many and what kind of clothes are on the children’s legs. Our body is designed in such a way that we almost always emit heat. In the first months of life, the child’s body is still learning to regulate temperature. Not only overheating can be dangerous, but also hypothermia — a condition in which body temperature drops below normal.
Let’s see why the temperature of the legs is so important for the baby, and how to help the child not get sick with temperature changes.
Common mistakes when dressing babies’ legs
Too many socks
Wear two pairs of socks at the same time, one on top of the other. Often parents, and even more often grandmothers, consider it necessary to insulate the legs as much as possible, practically isolate them from the outside world. It seems to grandmothers that one pair of socks or booties is not enough, and therefore, in addition to sliders, they put on at least two: the first is thin cotton socks, the second is thick insulated ones. As a result, socks compress children’s legs too much, up to blood flow disturbance, there is no air layer between the body and clothes, and, as a result, thermoregulation is disturbed — feet can be cold even under a thick layer of socks.
Three features of thermoregulation of the legs in infants
Children’s feet are very sensitive to temperature changes in the environment. The skin on them first begins to react to cold or heat. At the same time, the legs of a newborn are not only an indicator of the process of thermoregulation of the whole organism, but also actively protect it from temperature fluctuations. How does this happen?
· If the baby’s feet become cold, it means that the skin has launched a mechanism for saving heat in the body. There is a narrowing of the skin vessels on the legs, due to the need to maintain an acceptable body temperature in the face of a decrease in temperature indicators in the environment.
In case of overheating of the baby, his feet are the first to react to the increase in ambient temperature — they become hot and then sweat, together with the evaporated moisture, giving off excess heat.
The quality of clothes for the feet of a newborn is an external factor that significantly affects the temperature of the feet of the baby.
It is noted that it is in the early infancy that it is especially important to properly train the vessels of the legs, teaching them how to react to cold and heat. In the future, this will help the child easily endure a drop in temperature without colds and runny nose.
What clothes for small feet to choose for the winter?
An excellent option for warming tiny legs will be NATURAL WOOL BOOTS FROM BRAND LANA LUX, which uses high-quality Italian-made wool.
Dry soft warmth and hygroscopic qualities of wool reduce sweating/hypothermia to zero and create an incomparable comfort for the baby’s legs.
The wool of a camel, llama, merino or cashmere goat is much softer and warmer than ordinary sheep, hypoallergenic and soft to the touch.
The cut of the BOOTS is specially designed in such a way that it creates an air gap, and your baby’s legs will not freeze or sweat.
The ties will keep the booties on the legs so that they do not fall off, and at the same time, they will not squeeze and interfere with blood circulation.
Booties are suitable for babies from birth to 1.5–2 years. To choose the size, measure the length of your baby’s foot.
Natural, delicate BOOTOES FROM BRAND LANA LUX will be a wonderful eco-friendly gift of the highest quality, which will appeal to parents and baby.