With the arrival of cold and wet weather, most of us want to snuggle up with a blanket and not leave the house. Not children! No matter the weather, temperature or time of day kids seem to love being outdoors.
Wellies are a great footwear choice for multiple occasions, particularly in the snow, wet and mud. From puddle-jumping, woodland walks and trips to the beach, these study and waterproof boots not only protect little feet from the elements but also open up a world of possibilities for fun and adventure.
One of the great advantage of wellies in cold weather is their ability to keep kids’ feet warm. The thick and insulated materiel of these boots provides an excellent defense against chilly temperatures and wet conditions. Below we have a couple of tips for maximizing the warmth offered by wellies.
Nobody likes wet and soggy toes, which is why it is crucial to regularly inspect wellies for any cracks, holes, or leaks that may allow cold air or water to seep in. Gently flex the wellies to check for any signs of weakness or damage and, if possible, patch up any little holes or minor cracks. If the damage is extensive or the wellies are no longer able to provide adequate protection against moisture, it may be necessary to consider replacing them altogether.
Additionally, to help prolong the lifespan of the wellies and prevent avoidable damage, it’s good practice to make sure your child puts on, and takes off, their wellies correctly. Rushing through this process can cause unnecessary strain on the material, leading to bending, cracking, or tearing over time.
Thick socks provide an extra layer of insulation which prevents the cold seeping into wellies, keeping feet warmer. Look for wool or thermal socks that are designed to trap heat and effectively wick away moisture. Wearing multiple layers of socks can also help in providing additional warmth if your child tends to have particularly cold feet.
Alongside wearing thick socks, another way to add extra warmth and cosiness is by opting for wellies with fleece linings. The fleece lining in our wellies provides another barrier against the cold and wet, whilst also adding comfort and warmth.
Wetness can quickly make feet feel colder and kids aren’t great at avoiding puddles, wet grass, or other wet areas! With this in mind we’ve created elasticated tops on our wellies to help keep pesky moisture out and toes snug – not only that but our Puddle wellies also have a heel kick so they’re easy to take off without damaging.
However, if their wellies do become wet, remove them, dry their feet thoroughly, and change into dry socks. Allow the wellies to dry out naturally – don’t be tempted to speed up the process by putting them on a radiator or in front of the fire. Adding some scrunched up newspaper will help to absorb some of the moisture a little quicker.
Another tip to prevent cold air or water from getting inside the wellies, is to have your child tuck their jeans or trousers into the top of the wellies. This helps keep their feet and lower legs warm and dry so you don’t need to change their clothes once they come inside.
Although most children won’t need it, encourage your child to stay active while wearing wellies. Movement generates heat, helping to keep them and their feet warm. With warm and snug feet, kids can fully enjoy their outdoor adventures, whether it’s building snowmen, exploring muddle trails, or jumping in puddles without feeling the discomfort of icy toes.