3 layers, or how to dress a child in winter?

You may have noticed that the clothes in our store are divided into the categories of warmth, water resistance and breathability. We were inspired by the philosophy of wearing on top, known in Poland for years, in combination with three layers of children's clothes, which Scandinavian producers often refer to.

About dressing up

Most parents intuitively know what putting on a child's bed is. There are three layers of clothes:

  • baseline,

  • middle

  • and face.

The problem appears at the stage of selecting specific solutions and technologies. Therefore, we would like to dispel a few myths about clothes made of three layers for children and suggest how to dress a child in winter to keep it warm and comfortable.

Base layer

When buying winter clothes, we usually focus on high-tech jackets and refined overalls. Very often, parents pay less attention to the base layer, which is treated as an addition. It is not visible under clothing, so it seems worth saving on it. And yet it is this element of clothing is in constant contact with the child's skin !

In short, the base layer is designed to wick away moisture and, as a result, obtain a dry and warm baby's skin. And here you can see immediately what you might end up with wearing a plain cotton t-shirt or a poor-quality synthetic fabric under a thick jacket. The child sweats or wets his feet in a puddle. Clothes soak. The baby is cold because his skin is in constant contact with the wet surface, which does not dry out for a long time.

That's why we choose warm and light basic merino wool clothes for our children and soft Didriksons thermoactive underwear made of synthetic fabric. Some people are concerned about 'synthetics' in contact with their baby's skin. However, it all depends on the quality. Good artificial fabrics evaporate moisture quickly, so they work well as a base layer in a three-layer system of clothing. Poor synthetic fabrics hidden under a thick sweater and jacket can be very irritating.

How to dress a child in winter - middle layer

Our parents often dressed us on tops: jacket or jumpsuit on top, sweater underneath, and a t-shirt underneath. The middle layer of the garment keeps warmth inside. Suitable for both fleece clothes , woolen, synthetic sportswear, as well as cotton blouses and sweatshirts . The latter, however, easily soak up water and, consequently, cool down. So if the child is very active and sweating, it is better not to use cotton.

Three-layer garment:

outer layer

The quality of the outer layer determines if moisture does not get inside. The most common error when choosing the outer layer of clothing is using too tight clothes . The point is not only that there has to be room underneath for a thick sweater. Ideally, warm air flows freely between the more adhering middle layer and the top layer. In order for it to be actually warm inside, you can choose clothes that are additionally protected against weather conditions. For example, Didriksons and Reima clothes often have taped seams , so wind and moisture won't get inside even through the small holes where the fabric is sewn.

While the base and middle layers can theoretically be made using a fairly simple technique, it is not worth saving on a good jacket or overalls.First of all, it is about waterproof - check the certificates before you buy a jacket to put your baby on top. Thanks to the scale visible for each item of clothing in our store, you can determine to what extent the outfit breathes, whether it is warm and waterproof. The thickest and most durable clothes should be selected as the top layer, making sure that breathable and light clothes are as close as possible to the child's body.

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