Ready for Winter

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Now the summer has gone and autumn is definitely in the air, mums thoughts turn to winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves and baby blankets.  Over the years we have been through most versions of winter clothing in our house at some point such as waterproof trousers, snow boots and other bits and bobs.  It can get very complicated getting ready in the mornings and finding everything you need.  For babies, the best solution is that you have a baby travel wrap or baby blanket on the buggy or pram all the time with cosy toes or pram cover, that way you know where it is and you can just put your baby in and go.  For older children organisation is the key and it has taken me many years to get to the point where I can say we are finally sorted.

We have all our coats hung up in the cupboard and I have hooks lower down on the door for children's coats so they reach them.  When it comes to hats gloves and scarves, I got a big round tall basket which they all go in, in the cupboard.  The kids can pull it out and find what they need; I am still trying to train them to put everything back in when they have found what they are looking for.  I have realised that it is best to buy several pairs of cheap gloves for each child, because no matter how hard you try, you always end up losing one or both gloves of a pair.

Shoes, trainers and welly's, you cannot imagine how many children require for various activities, again I eventually came up with a solution, we have a shoe rack by the door for adult shoes, but when it comes to kids shoes I decided to get a big basket which goes by the door, this means that the children can get their own shoes and put them away on their own.

When it comes to babies, you can have hats and gloves, but they quite often lose them so it is better if you can get a baby blanket that incorporates a hood within its design

The most important thing is time, allow yourself plenty of time before you go out to get ready not only to get everything on, but also to allow for discussion about what your child does and does not want to wear!  We had many of these; things that they were happy to wear one day had changed by the next!  If you can get your baby into the pram ready to go, but leave the baby blanket off, it will avoid them getting too hot while they are waiting, especially if you have any delays!

As the colder weather comes and children are returning to school and playgroup , whether it be coats, hats, gloves, welly's or baby blankets the key is getting organised to make going out as easy as possible!

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Jane Hull has 1 articles online

I have children myself and I write about products and tips which are useful to parents, they cover making life less fuss and more fun, saving time and getting out and about with young babies and children.  Some of my articles are interesting but they try to have a bit of fun and laughter about them.

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This article was published on 2011/10/03