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3 Benefits Of Outdoor Play In Winter

April 23, 2018

3 Benefits Of Outdoor Play In Winter

As winter starts to set in, it’s only natural to want to stay inside. There’s TV, hot chocolate and warm fires. Why go outside and get cold? 

Well, the truth is that playing outside in the winter months, is healthy for you and your kids. Staying inside too much has been proven to be bad for you both mentally and physically.

Really, we should be thankful we don’t have to hibernate for months on end like many other beings. So before you check what’s on TV, check out these benefits of playing outside during winter.

 

1. Playing Is Exercise

We all need exercise. Getting out and playing in the cold will give your kids exercise without them even thinking about it. Sitting on the couch won't provide those benefits. In fact, sitting around and not getting any exercise at all can lead to a a number of serious health problems.

Of course, there needs to be a limit to their outdoor play. Make sure the kids are dressed in layers, are wearing hats and gloves and have them come in periodically to warm up. When they do, ask them how their toes and fingers feel.

Use your judgement about when it is too cold for outdoor play. Obviously the colder it is, the less time they should be outside. Other than that, let them have at it. Outside play will keep them happy and healthy. The'll will sleep better, too.



2. Outdoor Air Is Healthier

Everyone gets sick at this time of year. But it's not because of the outside. You see, cold and flu viruses spread more easily in the dry, stale air of our homes and businesses but because it is so cold outside, we don’t open windows to enjoy a fresh breeze. Therefore, we have more people congregating in poorly ventilated, dry, heated air, giving germs the perfect environment to spread.

Of course, there's no guaranteed way to avoid getting sick, but getting outside and breathing healthier air will certainly help.

 

3. Winter Sun Provides Vitamin D

Vitamin D is kind of important. It promotes calcium absorption and can prevent the bone disease known as Rickets. Vitamin D can also increase the serotonin levels in your brain which will increase the chances of your child staying in a good mood. 

However, Vitamin D doesn’t come naturally in too many foods, but you can get it from the sun’s rays.

 

So use your common sense and ensure your kids get a good dose of healthy outside air this winter. Just make sure they wear a coat.






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Size Guide & Guarantee

 

Based on averages, we believe that a "Size 2" should actually fit your child from when they are two to when they are three.  However, we do appreciate that not all children are built the same and so in the spirit of helping you make an informed choice, have included our manufacturing size guide below.

Having said that, we also appreciate that buying clothes online can be difficult and even if you measure your kids according to the chart, sometimes things just don't fit right.

 

Therefore, we offer all our customers, the right to return items from their first order in order to exchange them for different sizes at no charge. Simply contact us and we will be more than happy to help you out. 

 

 

Clothing Size Guide:

(in cms)

6m

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Chest

48

50

52

54

56

58

60

63

66

69

71

Waist

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

58

60

62

64

Hip

54

56

58

60

62

64

66

69

72

75

78

Height

76

80

89

98

107

114

120

126

132

138

144

Leg

35

38

44

50

57

62

66

70

74

78

82

 

Plae Shoes Size Guide:

All sizes published on our website are US sizes. Make sure to refer to the below shoe size conversion chart if you have any questions about your child’s foot length and the corresponding size in AU, European, or UK sizing.

We know how challenging it is to get the right fit, that’s why we’ve designed a simple process you can use at home. Print out our PLAE FIT KIT and try it out. 

US Size EU Size UK Size AU Size Inches Cms
6 22 5 5.5 5.5 14
7 23 6 6 5.7 14.5
8 24 7 7 5.9 15
9 25 8 8 6.1 15.5
9.5 26 8.5 8.5 6.3 16
10 27 9 9 6.5 16.5
11 28 10 10 6.7 17
12 29 1 11 6.9 17.5
12.5 30 11.5 12 7.1 18
13 31 12 12.5 7.3 18.5
1 32 13 13 7.5 19
2 33 1 1 7.9 20
2.5  34 1.5 2 8.1 20.5
3.5 35 2.5 3 8.5 21.5
4 36 3.5 3.5 8.9 22.5

 

Wellies Size Guide:

In order to ensure correct size for your feet, we have measured the internal length of each insole of each Wellington boot as shown in the table below. Please measure one of your insoles that currently fit your foot length, and match it to our measurement, to find your correct size. We have found that this is the most efficient way, as shoe sizes and measurements vary between manufacturers.

AU Size EU Size Insole Measurement cm
1 19 12.5 cm
2 20 13.5 cm
3 21 14 cm
4 22 14.5 cm
5 23 15.5 cm
6 24 16 cm
7 25 16.5 cm
8 26 17 cm
9 27 17.5 cm
10 28 18.5 cm
11 29 19 cm
12 30 19.5 cm
13 31 20 cm
1 32 21 cm
2 33 22 cm
3 34 23 cm
4 35 23.5 cm

 

Please note: while all care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information and the final result, the processes of manufacturing (marking, cutting, sewing and finishing) mean that some variances will occur.

 

If you have any questions regarding sizing, please feel free to contact us using the form below.