Cold creek footwear for 4 year old?
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Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Cold creek footwear for 4 year old? on 03/28/2011 10:46:14 MDT Print View

My youngest will be doing his first trip Friday night. I had planned on having him wear trail runner type shoes and just walk through the shallow creek like I would but am concerned his small size (33 lbs) won't really generate much heat even as much as he runs around. It should be almost 50 by the time we're there. I know he wants to play in the creek the next day but temps will only get up to mid 50s. Would I be better off just having him hike in his rain boots? I will have a dry set of sleep clothes to change into once we settle into the tent for the night.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Rainboots for 4 year old? on 03/29/2011 17:50:19 MDT Print View

Nobody with wild young boys?

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Cold creek footwear for 4 year old? on 03/29/2011 17:57:51 MDT Print View

Maybe a pair of lightweight water shoes for wading? Also, several pair of socks.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Cold creek footwear for 4 year old? on 03/29/2011 20:04:39 MDT Print View

Crocs or rip offs for creeks and playing. Yes, it is extra weight. But they will appreciate it - and yes, little ones get very cold, very fast!
It also allows night time pee run shoes.