Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
happysmileylady
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 8,715
Weather and sending the kids outside to play

What are your personal guidelines/restrictions regarding the weather when you send your kids outside to play? When is it too hot or too cold? What about rain or snow or damp conditions? Muddy out or not?

Advertisement

__________________
Kim-married to Dan
Mama to Caiti (17), Rae Rae (4), Dani Lee(2), and CJ, born 10/12/12.
Stuff From Kim's Kloset That Special Moment Photography Also come check out Swagbucks with me!
happysmileylady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
monkeymama07's Avatar
monkeymama07
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NOVA
Posts: 2,294
Unless therea like 40 mile winds or its below freezing we go out.

We just dress weather appropriate.
__________________
Single mama to an awesome 6 year old and fighting cancer one day at a time.
Looking for Womens clothes size Large 12/14.... any help would be appreciated
monkeymama07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
badmisterkitty's Avatar
badmisterkitty
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,649
Re: Weather and sending the kids outside to play

I was surprised to read in the school handbook that they send all kids outside down to minus 20 degrees. I guess they have proper winter attire and they are moving around, so it's probably no big deal. *I* wouldn't want to be out in that kind of cold. LOL

At home, because i still have to go outside with them, we rarely go out in the winter. We are often out in the summer heat, though. No temp is really too high, though it usually only gets to 90-100 at the hottest. We just take the necessary precautions, same as we would in winter.
__________________
Amy ~ Everything in moderation, WOH, glass half full, not committed to any labels, try, try again mama to 3! H 11/07 and M 8/10 and B 8/12
badmisterkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
s@hmommy
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,386
Re: Weather and sending the kids outside to play

We don't go out if there is heat/cold advisory, sleet, or thunderstorms. All other times are fair game, even rain./
s@hmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #5
nohollyhomaker
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,507
My Mood:
Re: Weather and sending the kids outside to play

The schools around here will have recess until 10 below I believe. I personally will take my kids out to play in temperatures as low as 0 degrees unless it was really windy. I don't love going out in cold weather but I think it is good to get out on a regular basis in the cold weather even though it is a pain in the butt to dress 3 kids properly and it takes a lot of time to prep. I do bring them out in the rain and snow too. We have good gear for the outdoors. It never gets too hot here to go outside but I think I would go out if it was really hot too. It would probably be in the morning or involve sprinklers or water so they have a way to cool down while playing.

Last edited by nohollyhomaker; 11-15-2012 at 02:09 PM.
nohollyhomaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
ClothAngel's Avatar
ClothAngel
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 39
Re: Weather and sending the kids outside to play

We always just dress appropriately. As long as it isn't raining or snowing (although don't mind a light snow) then we just dress extra warm We don't mind mud, just wear appropriate clothing
ClothAngel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 02:15 PM   #7
EmilytheStrange's Avatar
EmilytheStrange
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mountain Home, ID
Posts: 7,418
My Mood:
Re: Weather and sending the kids outside to play

I don't think there's a 'too hot' to be outdoors. Appropriate dress, sunscreen and lots of water. In fact, I'd opt for water play and stuff in the shade. There have been times when it's been flat out too hot to play on the playground because all the equipment was hot.. but we just got out the sidewalk chalk and did that instead. (unless of course, you live in an area that is seriously too hot, like Death Valley, and then okay).

as far as cold.. I don't really think there's a 'too cold' that I've encountered. We just bundle up. But, like today and yesterday, we didn't go outside because I didn't feel like bundling up, but that's more mom's laziness it's not quite as damp today, so maybe I'll bundle her up after naptime.

wet and such.. depends on if I have good shoes and if it's cold or hot. I am better with wet and hot than I am with cold and wet. I don't want her getting sick.. but if it's cold enough to bundle her, then it'll be okay. snow is just as wet as rain in a way.

Muddy? I'm pretty okay with mud. I've let her cover herself in mud just after a graduation ceremony when she was wearing a nice dress. It probably depends on HOW nice of a dress... but I'm fairly flexible as long as I have a change of clothes within a short distance.
__________________
SAHM to Magnolia May (09/10) and Luke Russett (04/13) and wife and best friend to my airman.
EmilytheStrange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
mmmom's Avatar
mmmom
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,112
My Mood:
We go out until it hits about -25C, the kids school has a cut off of -23C.
It never gets too hit here and rain, wind and all that good stuff is not a problem. My kids love to go out in the rain, especially
__________________
lovin' preschool teacher, part time student Momma to... The Japanese Princess and her bigger little brother
mmmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 02:22 PM   #9
ktmelody
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 20,304
My Mood:
We dont get below 30 ish in the winter so we go out.

But in the summer we get 105-115 and dont play outside over 105. It just isnt safe.
ktmelody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 02:41 PM   #10
abunchoflemons
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: usa
Posts: 14,110
My Mood:
Smile Re: Weather and sending the kids outside to play

Quote:
Originally Posted by monkeymama07 View Post
Unless therea like 40 mile winds or its below freezing we go out.

We just dress weather appropriate.
Agree. Rain boots/ winter without liners for water & weather appropriate stuff.little one not like winter coat so a bit of a hassle.....
__________________
Join me making money doing the following: shopkick, Swagbucks Bing it, fronto unlockscreen , Perk, receipthog,1Q, Free Eats, panel app, qmee
abunchoflemons is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.