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Bundle Up Or Less is Best?? Susan0329 2 kids; California 4208 posts
10th Apr '13

I know every child is different but do you belive that when you leave your child with less layers of clothing they dont get sick as much... and when you over bundle them with long sleeves or jackets all the time they get sick more often?? What is your point? How are your kids dressed day to day and do they get sick according to these myths or not? Thanks

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
10th Apr '13

I put one extra layer on the baby than I do on DS and myself. If I under-dress them[it's REALLY hard to predict the weather here, it's up and down] they get sick.

bloopbloop♥ 1 child; Illinois 13700 posts
10th Apr '13

I rather over bundle my baby. I just add a little light sweater with a hat and then add blankets. During spring the weather here is cray cray so I take extra small blankets in my bag just in case.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
10th Apr '13

My Dd rarely gets sick, and if she does its something that she's picked up from school. But during cold weather-like today she just wears socks, shoes, jeans, a long sleeve shirt and a jacket with a hood.



If the baby were already here I would have him in a sleeper with a hat and his thick blanket.



The only thing I make sure I do is cover the ears. Dd has never had an earache *knock on wood*.

Laura [Syltherin] 3 kids; Florida 12072 posts
10th Apr '13

I dress the kids the way i would dress myself for the day.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting 2Girls & Blessed:" I know every child is different but do you belive that when you leave your child with less layers of ... [snip!] ... often?? What is your point? How are your kids dressed day to day and do they get sick according to these myths or not? Thanks"



how you are dressed does not dictate getting sick, viruses and bacteria do.



that said... you don't want your child to overheat or get a chill. A baby/child should be dressed same as you would want to be dressed. IF it's 80 degrees.. you wouldn't bundle up. and if it's 30 degrees, you wouldn't be in a tank top.



being over heated or chilled can actually lower the body's immune system though, because baby would waste energy cooling down or warming up instead of fighting infection. It can also affect respiratory rate, blood sugar etc...

Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 3297 posts
status 10th Apr '13
Quoting snglemama:" how you are dressed does not dictate getting sick, viruses and bacteria do. that said... you don't ... [snip!] ... waste energy cooling down or warming up instead of fighting infection. It can also affect respiratory rate, blood sugar etc..."


This........................................

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
10th Apr '13

It's 45ish here today, DD wore:
Long sleeves
pants
shoes
sherpa hoodie.



She wore her sherpa hoodie all winter considering winter coats and car seats are a no no.

KeriM Due September 28 (twins); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
10th Apr '13

Depends on the age, I guess. When they're infants, I go by the rule of "one more layer than you would dress yourself." By two years or so, I stopped that, and dressed them comfortably. I make sure we have extra blankets in the car/stroller and if it's unpredictable weather- like spring/fall with rain coming and going constantly, then I keep umbrellas, ponchos, rain jackets etc as well.



If we're just inside, it's usually tshirts and jeans or pants for my boys, and my daughter picks her own clothes out, and it could be anything from leggings and a skirt or no leggings and a sweater, tshirt whatever... as long as they're comfortable. They''re old enough to voice if they're cold or hot.

Susan0329 2 kids; California 4208 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting KeriM:" Depends on the age, I guess. When they're infants, I go by the rule of "one more layer than you would ... [snip!] ... and a sweater, tshirt whatever... as long as they're comfortable. They''re old enough to voice if they're cold or hot. "


yeah my 3yr old while her 1st year did not get sck as muc as my 10month old... i always bundled them up.. decent not exagerated but yes if were going out and its fresh maybe a tshirt pants tennis or if its windy but sunny maybe pants and long sleeve.. but i feeli over bundle my kids and they dont allow thier body to create enough antibodies and they get sick a lot..
My SIL daughter was always just simple and she never got sick she is almost 5 and maybe has gotten sick like 4 times her life... which i think is pretty good!!

Thats why i said i over bundle my girls and they get sick alot... lol

Susan0329 2 kids; California 4208 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting KeriM:" Depends on the age, I guess. When they're infants, I go by the rule of "one more layer than you would ... [snip!] ... and a sweater, tshirt whatever... as long as they're comfortable. They''re old enough to voice if they're cold or hot. "


yeah my 3yr old while her 1st year did not get sck as muc as my 10month old... i always bundled them up.. decent not exagerated but yes if were going out and its fresh maybe a tshirt pants tennis or if its windy but sunny maybe pants and long sleeve.. but i feeli over bundle my kids and they dont allow thier body to create enough antibodies and they get sick a lot..
My SIL daughter was always just simple and she never got sick she is almost 5 and maybe has gotten sick like 4 times her life... which i think is pretty good!!



Thats why i said i over bundle my girls and they get sick alot... lol

Susan0329 2 kids; California 4208 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting 2Girls & Blessed:" yeah my 3yr old while her 1st year did not get sck as muc as my 10month old... i always bundled them ... [snip!] ... like 4 times her life... which i think is pretty good!! Thats why i said i over bundle my girls and they get sick alot... lol"

sorry double post lol

KeriM Due September 28 (twins); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ontario 1129 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting 2Girls & Blessed:" yeah my 3yr old while her 1st year did not get sck as muc as my 10month old... i always bundled them ... [snip!] ... like 4 times her life... which i think is pretty good!! Thats why i said i over bundle my girls and they get sick alot... lol"


My kids don't get sick a lot, but they do get sick occasionally. They're kids. They attend school and daycare, so they're exposed to all kinds of germs from other kids constantly. It's never been anything dreadful. The common cold, and my youngest got the flu this past winter, but other than that... Nothing.



I just want them to be comfortable. They know how to say "i'm cold. I want a sweater" or something you know? My oldest refuses to wear anything but t-shirts, unless it's a zip up hoody and the hoody is only worn when he's outside and it's under his jacket/coat. lol