Keeping the cold away

Posted 03-15-2013 at 08:46 AM by whitneywalters

I have written a couple of posts about my three year old daughter being allergic to the cold and the hardships we have been facing. With winter in full swing here in Iowa we have been having more struggles.

We have had some snow in the last couple months and Kairi has really been wanting to go outside. I was really nervous about it but after another snow storm we decided to brave. We bundled her from head to toe and took her out. She did not last five minutes before she was screaming to go in the house. She had taken her glove off and stuck her hand in the snow when we first went out, I got her glove on right away but the damage was already done. I got her in the house and pulled her glove off to see that her hand was redder than a radish and completely broken out. Kairi had no desire to go back outside that day.

A couple of weeks after that we got another snow storm, we were out at my parents and my dad was pulling the older kids around on the sled. Kairi really wanted to go out again but I was really worried since she did not do well last time. My dad offered to take her on a four wheeler ride around the yard if I got her all bundled up. It was not real windy that day so I thought this might actually be a good way for her to enjoy being outside, without being in the snow. She had a blast, we checked her every couple of minutes to see if any rash was forming and after about fifteen minutes they came in and she was rash free. I was thrilled she was able to get out and not have a reaction.

Her hand after sticking it in the snow –

Enjoying her ride –

Filed Under: General, Kids Activities


2 Responses to “Keeping the cold away”

  1. punkyb on March 18th, 2013 7:40 am

    Does your daughter have Raynauds? Just wondering, since I have it and the winters are quite terrible for me. I feel the summers were made for me and the winters are an enemy.

  2. whitneywalters on March 18th, 2013 8:20 pm

    No my little girl has Cold urticaria. She is allergic to being cold.

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