As the days grow shorter and the air turns frosty, it’s time to embrace the winter season in all its cozy glory. To help you prepare for the chilly months ahead, we're not only introducing our range of cosy blankets but also providing a comprehensive cold-weather prep guide for your family.
General Cold Weather Prep Tips
7 Essential Tips for Staying Warm During Cold Weather
1. Layer Up Strategically:
Dressing in layers is a key strategy for staying warm. Start with a moisture-wicking base layer to keep sweat away from your skin. Add insulating layers like fleece or wool, and finish with a windproof and waterproof outer layer to protect against the elements.
2. Keep Active:
Physical activity generates body heat, so staying active, whether it's indoor exercises, household chores, or outdoor activities, can help keep you warm. Even a brisk walk or some stretching can make a significant difference.
3. Maintain Warmth Indoors:
Sealing drafts around doors and windows is crucial to retaining warmth indoors. Use draft stoppers or sealant around windows to keep cold air out. Consider using insulated curtains to further retain heat.
4. Warm Drinks and Foods:
Hot beverages and warm foods not only provide comfort but also help maintain body temperature. Enjoy a cup of tea, hot chocolate, or a bowl of soup to keep you warm from the inside.
5. Use Blankets Wisely:
Our range of hooded fleece and fringed fleece blankets is perfect for snuggling up during colder days and nights. Consider using these blankets not only in bed but also while relaxing on the sofa to maintain warmth without excessively heating your entire house.
6. Heat Sources and Safety:
If using space heaters, wood-burning stoves, or fireplaces, ensure they are well-maintained and safe. Keep flammable items away from heat sources and use protective barriers if you have young children.
7. Create a Warm Sleeping Environment:
Use extra blankets on your bed and consider flannel or fleece sheets for added warmth. Ensure your room is well-insulated, and if needed, use a hot water bottle or a heated blanket for additional comfort.
Implementing these tips can significantly contribute to staying warm and comfortable during cold weather without significantly increasing heating costs, creating a cozy environment for your family.
Absolutely, ensuring children and babies stay warm during cold weather is crucial. Here's an additional section focusing on keeping the little ones snug and comfortable:
Keeping Children and Babies Warm During Cold Weather
1. Layer Their Clothing:
Dress your little ones in layers similar to the way you layer yourself. Begin with a soft, moisture-wicking base layer, add insulating clothing like fleece or wool, and finish with a windproof and waterproof outer layer. Avoid overdressing, as it can cause overheating.
2. Ensure Head, Hands, and Feet Are Covered:
Children and babies can lose heat from their heads, so a warm hat is essential. Keep their hands and feet warm with gloves or mittens and thick socks or booties.
3. Use Baby Sleeping Bags or Sleep Sacks:
For babies, consider using a sleep sack or baby sleeping bag. These are designed to keep infants warm without the need for loose blankets, reducing the risk of suffocation. They also allow freedom of movement for little legs. Be sure to check the tog rating and the temperature of the bedroom to ensure your little one is the correct temperature for the space.
4. Keep a Warm Sleeping Environment:
Ensure your baby's sleeping area is warm but not too hot. Use a fitted sheet and lightweight blanket to cover the baby without the risk of suffocation. Avoid heavy quilts or duvets until the baby is older. Pick up a room thermometer to allow you to monitor the environment and choose bedding accordingly.
5. Regular Checks for Warmth:
Monitor your child's temperature to ensure they are comfortable. Feel their hands, feet, and the back of their neck to check if they're warm enough. Adjust clothing or blankets as needed.
6. Avoid Cold Exposure for Extended Periods:
Minimize outdoor exposure during extreme cold weather conditions, especially for babies. If you need to head out, ensure they are properly covered and limit the time spent in the cold.
By implementing these measures, you can ensure your children and babies are comfortable and safe during colder temperatures. We've added a beautiful range of bamboo & wool blankets to our range.
While thinking about getting warm and snuggly, and watching a festive movie in front of a crackling fire with the family - can I tell you about our new cosy collection?
We've added a new range of fleece blankets to our range, these match our existing designs and patterns of fun and family-friendly designs. You'll find hedgehogs, foraging for mushrooms, insects, fruit, rainbows, nautical scenes and more. Plus some special seasonal finds in our Christmas prints!
Why not try one? They come in three sizes, so the whole family can embrace cozy season together.
Hooded Fleece Blankets:
Available in multiple sizes to cater to the whole family, these polyester fleece blankets are designed to be soft, gentle, and offer supreme warmth. With a variety of patterns and designs, they are not only a practical solution but also a delightful Christmas gift idea. With pockets for your snacks, and a hood to keep your head toastie. You'll never want to leave the house again until Spring!
Fringed Fleece Blankets:
Warm, cozy, and featuring numerous patterns and designs, our polyester flannel fringed blankets add a touch of style to your winter preparations. They're perfect for snuggling up on frosty evenings, adding comfort and charm to your home. At 50cm x 40cm they're the perfect accompaniment to your evening.
And we've not forgotten about the babies, we also have eco-friendly bamboo and wool blankets in plain colours for the little ones.
Saving on Heating Costs
By incorporating extra blankets into your daily routine, you can potentially reduce your reliance on high-heating settings. Layering up with our blankets allows you to stay warm and comfortable, potentially reducing the need to crank up the thermostat and thus saving on heating expenses.
As the cold weather trend takes the spotlight, there’s no better time to gear up and prepare for the winter season. Explore our blanket range, and implement these cold weather prep tips to transform your home into a warm and inviting sanctuary during the upcoming chilly months.
Catering specifically to families, our blankets are crafted not only for warmth but also for safety and comfort, ensuring a cozy and secure environment for your little ones during the cold season. We understand the importance of keeping everyone snug and content when the temperatures drop.
From sealing drafts to snuggling up with our range of blankets, make the most of the season while keeping your family warm and comfortable. Don’t wait; explore our store and discover the perfect blankets to create a cozy haven this winter!