“You should never buy pants and jackets that are too big. If the jacket is too big, the gloves will constantly slip off. And no child wants to hike for a long time in pants that are too big.”
— Steffi, a daily travel mate
Conveniently, children move around enough during hikes to generate their own inner warmth. But, when break time arrives, they love to plunge into the snow. The best approach is to take several short breaks to prevent anyone from starting to freeze. If you end up taking a long break or the weather turns very cold due to wind and a lack of sunshine, how about starting a snowball fight? Such a battle will certainly lift spirits and generate some inner warmth. Of course, every hiking rucksack needs a thermos jug filled with warm tea or children’s punch.
Children certainly know when they get too hot. Our inner warmth is not their form of inner warmth.