I never know whether or not to put a heavy coat on my son in the morning. This morning I took a chance and just put a hoodie, and it turned out ok... but other days when I try the same, we have to head back into our apartment to get a coat!
Is there a rule of thumb for when to put your kids in a heavier coat or jacket? Like say, anything below 70 degrees = a coat...
hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts
It's so hard to make this decision. I just guess. I think under 70 = light jacket. Under 60 = coat.
blogger / nectarine / 2043 posts
I guess it depends on your definition of coat and your commute. Since we drive, I don't put LO into anything thicker than a fleece/heavier hoodie because she's in a car seat. If she's spending time outside, I gauge by my own comfort level. Since she's pretty active and moves a lot, I try to do layers so that she can adjust to weather. IE, this weekend it was in the low 50s in the AM and warmed up to the low 70s so we went to the park at 9 AM in an undershirt, a cotton top, jeans, and a fleece hoodie. In the afternoon, we ditched the hoodie and undershirt.
In NYC, I imagine you're walking or stroller-ing, so I'd probably go a bit heavier, but to me coat = parka, down fill, etc. so I wouldn't put that on until after it drops below 50.