As the weather begins to cool down, we start thinking about the colder months and the clothes we’ll need to see us through. With the unpredictability of British weather, it can be hard to know when you should be prepared to bundle up your little one, so luxury children’s wear brand La Coqueta, has worked to find the answers.
Looking at the average daily temperature over the last five years in the UK, La Coqueta has revealed that the exact date you should ensure you have invested in a quality winter coat for your child is the 16th November.
Celia Muñoz, founder and creative director at La Coqueta said: “We averaged the last five years of data and saw that the best day to ensure you have purchased your child’s winter coat by is the 16th of November. This was the date from which the average temperature dropped below 10C for at least 30 days.
“As adults, we can withstand chillier temperatures far better than children, so 10C might seem like “jumper and a light jacket” weather. However, for our little ones, it feels far colder, so preparing their winter wardrobes ahead of time is a priority.
“The reason we looked into this data is to help parents plan ahead to ensure they are fully prepared for when the temperatures start to dip. As we all know, British weather is often full of surprises, and there is nothing worse than waking up to a frosty morning and not having the right clothing to send your child off to school or nursery in.”
Celia also shares her top tips for choosing a suitable winter coat for your children: “When looking to purchase a good quality winter coat for your child, I recommend opting for a coat made of wool.
“Wool is great at keeping warmth and the cold out, so it is the perfect option for keeping your child comfy and cosy throughout the winter. While it might be a little more expensive, it will likely last much longer and provide more warmth than synthetic coats.
“I would also recommend a coat with pockets; they’ll be perfect for keeping little hands warm and storing gloves as we move into winter. Likewise, a hood is also a great addition to any winter coat for keeping ears warm and as an additional layer over the top of a woolly hat!”