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.