This isn’t a concept I’ve often thought about. But the more I read up on warmth, especially for children, the more I’m being conscious about it, even for myself. I have embraced it!
I’ve ordered some wool underthings for her, and will knit and order some for the baby coming to. I’ve become a believer in this and what it can do for development and attitude.
When my daughter was between 1 and 2, we didn’t like to give her a lot of chocolate or sweets. So for days when we went outside to play in the snow or cold, we didn’t offer hot chocolate.
We came up with nice alternatives to help warm us up after playing outside in the cold.
The first was warmed milk with a drop of vanilla extract or some Cinnamon. The other is Lemon Ginger herbal tea with honey. The ginger gives an added bit of warmth. Her favorite is the tea. We are big tea drinkers in our house (both herbal and black, green, and oolong teas), so it was natural for her to want some tea too.
It’s very pleasant to sit and drink our mugs of tea with biscuits after building a snowman or sledding.