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Tips for keeping kids warm in brutal cold

CREATED Jan 21, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - While many young people have off of school because of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, some schools are open.

For those students, it means a brutally cold walk to and from school, or a cold time waiting for the bus.

The temperatures we're experiencing Monday in Southeastern Wisconsin have not gone this low in a couple of years.

Reminders for the cold:
- Dress your children in layers.

- Avoid cotton clothes, as they don't insulate when wet.  Fleece and wool are better options.

- The body loses heat from all extremities, and not just the head.  Make sure your kids have a hat that covers their ears, warm boots and mittens.

- If you suspect your child has frostbite, get medical attention immediately.