Coastal Orthopedics

January 2018 M&M Picks!

January, 2018

With the bomb cyclone hitting us this month (and the frigid cold it seems won’t be letting up anytime soon!), we figured it would be appropriate to focus our M&M picks on things that can help you – and your kiddos – stay warm!
It is always a good idea to heat our bodies from the inside out. A warm cup of coffee, tea or cocoa can usually do the trick in the early morning hours or after being outside playing or skiing for hours. However, the majority of the time your hot drink gets cold within minutes, but now thanks to Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer your drink will stay warm the entire time you sip it. This little product is on sale for $7.99 on Amazon right now. It has a convenient on/off switch with on light indicator as well as an extended cord length to use almost anywhere. This will be your new favorite gadget! *If keeping your coffee (or tea) at just the right temperature is really a top priority (and you’re willing to splurge a bit!), check out Ember, the world’s first temperature-controlled mug, voted by TIME Magazine as one of 2017’s best inventions!
Now that your bones are warm from the inside, it is time to protect them from the cold when you step outside! We both love our UNIQLO Heattech Innerwear (like long underwear), which is a revolutionary technology from Japan. It is a specially designed fabric that captures heat from your body and helps you retain it to keep you warm. It really does work. You all need this for yourselves, husbands and even kids, especially those of you who ski. They come in solid colors or cute patterns and are inexpensive($15 for women and $10 for kids), but they really do work. They are also perfect to put under girls’ leggings which are far too thin for these outdoor recess temperatures!!
Finally, because we are just so grateful a friend told us about these, if you don’t already have Balaclava Masks for your kids (or even for you!) for skiing – or these frigid days – don’t wait any longer! They are wind-proof and warm, and essentially are a hat, scarf and mask all in one! They come in every color, and is appropriate for all kids 3-12 years old! This may make even you more willing to stay outside to build that snowman!

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