5 Tips for Creating Warmth for Children.

Via on Nov 3, 2011

Create Warmth and Ritual this Dark Season.

As we settle into autumn and the impending winter months, I consider how to bring more warmth into my home and for my children. We are often indoors for longer stretches of time, settle into our warm beds earlier in the evening and just like being extra cozy when we are indoors!

Here are a few ways to keep your children and yourself warm and cozy this dark season.

1. Layer Clothing – In the morning, dress your children in wool or silk undergarments. This extra layer will regulate body temperature and keep them comfortable throughout the day. If their little bodies don’t have to expend so much energy to keep warm, they will have more energy for their daily tasks. Wool socks and wool vests are great too!

2. Warm Breakfast - Prepare the night before and wake a few minutes early to cook a warm breakfast for your family. Sausage links, potato casserole, oatmeal, eggs, muffins, or french toast will give your little one a good start to her day.

3. Warm Lunch - Pack a thermos lunch with soup, warm root vegetables or warm tea with honey as an addition to other items. Add a little love note to your child.

4. Dinner by Candlelight – Lighting a candle is a fun as well as useful addition to the dinner table. Children can sing a simple verse as the candle is lit. When the candle is snuffed, this is the signal that she may leave the table.

Verse:

Fire sprite, fire sprite

Share with us your golden light.

5. Bedtime Ritual – Simple evening rituals will help your child settle in to sleep. Play soothing music as teeth are brushed, give a foot or hand rub with soothing lotion or oil, light a candle during the evening story, end with a simple prayer of thanks for the day. And of course give them a  hot water bottle!

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How do you bring warmth to your family? Please share!

About Helene Rose

Helene Rose, MS, is passionate about supporting women to live brilliant lives and founded Be Brilliant Network LLC to serve as a portal for women to step into their radiance. Her life experience provides her with a deeply compassionate perspective and understanding of the modern woman’s struggle for mindful living and feminine empowerment. She lives in Boulder, CO with her family. Read more about Helene >>> HERE.

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7 Responses to “5 Tips for Creating Warmth for Children.”

  1. Andja says:

    this is so heartwarming to me already, I can only imagine the beneficial effect it will have on my son's daily calm moments this winter…

  2. Such wonderful cozy suggestions! Another one I do is tea…herbal teas, cambric tea, or a little shredded ginger, lemon & honey as a tea. That last one is great if anyone has a cold too!

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  4. Ben Ralston Ben_Ralston says:

    I only saw the title and knew it was you Helene :)

    Oh, and another suggestion: a wood burning stove! we heat our house pretty much only with a stove, and the heat has a different quality to it (as opposed to central heating, which I was raised with). Somehow the stove's heat gets into your bones… and the smell of the wood burning is lovely as well. I love it.

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  6. EBlue says:

    I love this Helene. You are the sweetest best momma.

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