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Why don’t children seem to feel the cold like adults do? Should we worry about them outside? | Charlotte Phelps and Christian Moro

As adults exposed to low temperatures our nails may become cracked, our lips get chapped and our skin may become dry, red and sore

It is not an uncommon scene to see parents along the sides of a playground all rugged up on a cold day while the children run around in t-shirts and shorts. This may have made you wonder whether children feel the cold at all. There are a few things to consider.

Adults are naturally more inclined to be concerned about being cold. We recall times when we were sick and try to avoid this as often as possible by staying warm and comfortable. Children don’t have these concerns. We tell them not to be out in the cold, but as they don’t associate this with any actual threat of illness, or feeling of being cold and worn-out, as such, it’s less of a bother to them.

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