Rules to play Snow Sledding
Check Sports Equipment
If youve had to take your kids shoe shopping in the past year, chances are theyll need bigger hockey skates or ski boots, too, says Holly Benjamin, M.D., a pediatric sports medicine specialist at the University of Chicago. A proper fit decreases injury risk, she says. Too small footgear can be overly constricting, while oversized equipment can leave them wobbly and prone to falls, as well as let snow sneak in, speeding heat loss. Have your childs winter sports gear checked by a professional at the beginning of the season. And make sure goggles fit and hoods arent oversized, both of which can obscure vision.