Tips For Keeping Your Children Healthy This Winter

Winter is in full session right now. It’s colder outside and our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips for keeping your children healthy during the winter. The goal here at Central Ozarks Medical Center is to lead the way to healthier communities. All of us here at our Lake of the Ozarks health clinics are committed to providing quality health care in Central Missouri. For more information on COMC, please visit our website at

Tips For Keeping Your Children Healthy This Winter

Your children should be taking breaks from the cold.

Kids can get so excited that they forget to come inside and warm up, so remind them. You don’t want them to catch a cold.

Your children should be watched by you or another adult while playing int the snow.

Prevent your kids from wandering out on to the road or from “roughhousing” by keeping a close eye on them while playing in the snow. Suggest a fun activity for you all to do together, such as making a snowman or snow angels.

Your children should be dressed in warm layers.

Dress your children in warm layers to where they won’t get cold right away when walking outside. They say to dress your children in 1 more layer then you would yourself, as an adult. Keep an eye on the wind chill too. Keep as much skin as possible covered to help prevent frostbite. This can include dressing your kids in:

  • coats
  • sweaters
  • ski masks
  • coveralls
  • mittens
  • waterproof boots
  • earmuffs

Your children should be wearing all proper protective gear while ice skating.

Ice skating can be a very popular activity do participate in during the winter, so don’t be afraid to let your kids join in. Here are some things you can do to help make for a safer ice skating experience for your children:

  • Make sure they understand all of the rules of the ice skating rink
  • Supervise your children while ice skating
  • Be sure their ice skates are tight enough to where they won’t rub on their ankles
  • Consider having them wear a helmet

All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope you found these tips for keeping your children healthy this winter helpful. We appreciate every patient choosing us for their healthcare. We consider it a privilege and honor. To stay up to date on our latest announcements and to hear our health tips, please follow our social media channels listed below. You can also visit our website at to learn more about all of the services we provide. COMC – We accept patients with and without insurance and offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.

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