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Winter is coming, in my Game of Thrones voice, a show I am two seasons behind because children run this house. And while, I have movies and crafts and all sorts of fun indoor activities for the upcoming season, I do not plan on staying indoors exclusively. When we took our kids to Paris last year, we were told we were insane, not just because we traveled so far with two kids but because it was in March, not really the warmest of months. But we are from Chicago, the Antarctica of the midwest, so take that into consideration. I have no qualms about taking my kids out in anything 45 degrees and higher but not without some preparation. So aside for all that indoor prep, my outside kit is also fully stocked. Here’s how we survive traveling in colder months.
Aside from the typical coat, hat, and scarves, a stroll through the city should involve layers such as leggings underpants, undershirts, and baby onesie. Sometimes we forget how cold the wind can be and how it can penetrate. But the biggest layer would be what you use to protect your skin. Dry skin gets cold and itchy, making our outdoor time pretty uncomfortable.
One thing I learned from Chicago winters and the brutal wind is that no matter how bundled up you are, your face and nose can and will get cold. To prevent wind chapped skin, you have to protect it. I like to apply a thin layer of DESITIN® multi-purpose ointment around the cheeks and nose to help heal as well as prevent chapped skin.
Despite all attempts to stay warm, noses will run even if your child is not sick. Dry tissues can irritate noses that have already been made sensitive due to the weather. JOHNSON’S® hand and face wipes help rid of dirt and germs and since it is alcohol-free, it is ultra gentle.
After a day of exploring, we all want to come in and get ready for a warm and comfortable evening inside. A nice soothing bath helps my little ones start winding down and feeling great after a long day. JOHNSON’S® baby soothing vapor bath, enriched with rosemary, eucalyptus, and menthol, helps soothe and calm down stuffed up little noses. Mama gets to enjoy the aromatherapy as well. Follow up with a nice, hydrating massage to soothe dry skin with intense hydration like JOHNSON’S® HEAD-TO-TOE™ extra moisturizing baby cream.
Here, while mama starts getting a simple dinner ready (yes, I cook on vacation), the kids cozy up with their dad who gets them into their pajamas and entertains them. Making sure everything stays just as it is at home especially at night, helps my kids get accustomed to the other changes during our travels.
Hopefully, with three kiddos now, my easy travel tips don’t change much but we will see as we start to plot, I mean plan, our next escape.