Beware of frostbite: Teach your kids to dress properly with our new interactive game!
Low temperatures like the ones we’ve been having lately can be dangerous for children. If children are not well dressed, they run the risk of getting frostbite. To avoid this, make sure your kids are well dressed when they go out in the cold and that they come inside regularly.
- Make him wear layers of clothing, prefer woven fibers, such as wool.
- Make sure head, ears, nose, hands and feet are well covered.
- If possible, choose mittens instead of gloves.
- Make sure he's never wearing wet clothes or boots.
- Il temperature is below -25°C, dont let him go outside.
Recognize frostbite symptoms
Frostbite occurs more often on hands and feet. Thos who have frostbite will feel pain, numbness and stinging. Skin becomes rock-hard, white, waxy or purplish.
What to do?
- Get indoors right away.
- Remove wet clothing.
- Never rub the affected area.
- Warm the frozen areas gradually with your hands or warm (not hot) water. Make sure that the skin is not re-exposed to cold since damage could be permanent.
- Avoid all sources of direct heat such as an oven or fireplace; this could burn skin that is already sensitive.
- If feet are affected, don’t let your child walk. Carry him, if necessary.
- See a doctor.