Cold weather tips for the Santa Claus Parade and the Holiday season
Hypothermia and frostbite can be avoided during the Santa Claus Parade by following the guidelines below:
Build breathable (cotton, wool) clothing layers to include thermal underwear, undershirt, track suits, sweaters,
snowsuits, winter boots, hats, mittens and scarves.
Cover exposed skin
Exposed skin can become frostbitten in as little as 30 seconds, always cover exposed skin especially when the wind is
Try to limit the time sitting. Stand up and move around to allow circulation to reach better reach all body parts.
Blankets and portable seat/cushion
Sitting on cold pavement or concrete can increase the risk of hypothermia. Sitting on a blanket or portable seat will limit
Dehydration can occur even when the temperature is below freezing. Hot chocolate is a great way to remain well hydrated.
Avoid alcoholic beverages
Alcohol diminishes the body's ability to feel the cold and can cause an increased exposure time.
Signs of hypothermia:
Confusion, lethargy, weakness, apathy, pale skin colour.
Signs of frostbite:
Pale grey, waxy textured skin in affected area cold to the touch, numbness and localized pain, swelling and blistering.
Children, Santa Claus says: Listen to your parent or guardian!
Parents, this is for you, Santa Claus Says:
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