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Ep. 36 The Three Layer Winter Rule

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While some people have winter layers down to a science, others are new to winter, or they are new to dressing KIDS for winter. So, let’s sum up our three layer winter rule, for all ages, adults included!

Previous Winter Layer Episodes: 

Episode 2:

Episode 4:

Three Layers: 

  • Base Layer: We like merino wool (or wool). If the merino wool price point is not accessible, synthetic layers work too!
  • Mid Layer: We like fleece
  • Top Layer: We like water-resistant when they are younger, but waterproof once they are older and playing in the snow or rain
  • Extra: Mitts, Toques/Beanies, Socks, Boots, Neck Warmer (fleece or merino wool – size differs between the two; merino wool is more snug)

Merino wool base layers are good for all seasons, because they keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer [also acts as an SPF]. 


  • Check baby’s temperatures by feeling the temperature on the back of their neck 
  • When babywearing, B&Me ( or babywearing specific layers help to keep both baby and caregiver warm


  • When getting to potty training/toilet learning stage, 2-piece clothing is easier than 1-piece

Older Kids: 

  • Set out the layers in order, so they can get themselves dressed

The stage when kids don’t want layers on:  

  • Try singing (even about what you’re doing)
  • Use a whisper
  • Keep your energy calm

Always pack extra clothes, in case anything gets wet.  

-10 to -15 degrees Celcius is our limit for big adventures. Colder than that, short adventures just in the backyard.


Thank you to Sawyer for sponsoring today’s episode!

Production: @ kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music.