I'm a first-time mom to a 2-year-old girl. This is the first winter when I send her to daycare and I'm really unsure about how to dress her up. Earlier when she was home, we used to step out together. So I was essentially dressing her up for the moment and not for the whole day.
Ideally I want to dress her up such that she doesn't get too warm inside, but is comfortable when outdoors. They don't go out, if it's below 35°F / 1°C or snowing. Also, she isn't very verbal, so she can't ask the teacher to help her take off her jacket if she gets warm indoors. It's impractical for me to assume that the teachers will take off both sweater and jacket so that she can cool off indoors, and then bundle her up again (they have 14 kids... and I don't want to be 'that' mom).
My questions are:
- What is warmer - fleece pants/fleece-lined jeans/ good ol' jeans or sweatpants?
- Do we get knee-length, warm, thick socks in her sizes?
- When they go out to play (when it's in late 30's- 40's / 5°C) is it better to wear one thick puffer jacket or layer with a sweater/sweater dress and a pea coat?