Keeping kids warm at the bus stop

Health officials remind parents to keep your kids warm at the bus stop as temperatures continue to drop (WDTN Photo/Justin Kraus).

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – As cold temperatures enter into the Miami Valley Monday night into Tuesday morning, there are some tips to keeping the youngsters warm at the bus stop.

“If they come home and their hands are very cold or numb, you want to not massage them. You want to warm them under some warm water, not hot water, just to warm them gradually and completely,” said Lisa Schwing, Trauma Program Manager at Dayton Children’s Hospital.They recommend bundling up… with a hat, mittens, socks, and boots.

She recommends bundling up with a hat, mittens, socks and boots. Extremities such as the nose, ears, toes and fingers should have extra protection because those are the most common places you can get frostbite, Schwing said.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Miami Valley for Monday afternoon into Tuesday afternoon and wind chills will be low – dipping to below zero degrees late Tuesday. Air temperatures will be in the single digits.

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