Snow Fun Advice

12 tips of making snow days manageable in Brooklyn!

 

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1. Take extra mittens/gloves if you have them. Can keep you in the snow longer when the first ones get wet and cold.

2. Keep a clean dry pair of socks on hand as well. Wet tights and 3 layers of clothes don't make for happy children and aren't easy to change.

3. Those little "hand warmer" packets work! They had them at D2 last week (5th Ave at 9th Street)

4. Pulling a stroller backwards is easier than pushing it.

5. Stick to the streets if you can—some of the sidewalks aren't shoveled

6. Keep a clean dry pair of socks on hand as well. Wet tights and 3 layers of clothes don't make for happy children and aren't easy to change.

7. Those plastic snowball makers REALLY work. 

8. The plastic chalk container makes a perfect size snow brick. You can also use the plastic box from baby wipes.

9. Consider rubber bands and garbage bags to make gaunlets for between the coat and the mittens/gloves as well as the boots and snowpants. One wrong step and snow down the boots makes for whiny kids.

10. Sometimes there is Free Hot Chocolate by NYC Parks at 9th street and Prospect Park. We'll post to Facebook if that is happening-- Like us on Facebook so you are in the know..

11. Consider helmets when sledding (a friend's niece died intertubing on snow).

12. PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND SAFE on the sledding SLOPES! Walk to the side quickly so others can go after you.

ENJOY!