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Old 10-18-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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Can anybody give some advice on the best places to find winter clothing in Iowa City? It would also be nice to know how to dress a 3 year old and myself for winter in Iowa City. Thanks much.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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Are you coming from a warmer climate?

It is chilly today.

Most stores have winter clothing. JCPenney and Target would probably have plenty of winter clothes for a three year old. The stores at Coral Ridge Mall would probably provided you with everything you need, depending on your taste.

For the coldest days...pants, warm socks, shoes or boots that will protect your feet. A shirt, perhaps with a sweater you can take off if you like. You also need a winter coat.

If your three year old wants to play outside...winter boots, and snowpants, in addition to a winter coat. Hat and some mittens/gloves as well. Some people prefer ear muffs as opposed to a hat. A scarf/muffler is also nice to keep your neck warm on the coldest days.

If you are really cold blooded you can wear things like warm underwear or cuddle duds under your clothes.

For casual days a hoodie/sweatshirt can keep you warm.

Buy shoes/boots that look like they can handle getting wet from snow etc.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Thank you and yes we are coming from a warm climate.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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Caribbeanheart, I've lived in Iowa and near Iowa City (about 15 miles away) for the last few years and I have found that layers is the best route to go. Even if it is cold in the morning it can warm up 40 degrees by afternoon so it is best to have something on that you can take part of it off if needed.

As far as winter goes, the usual, coat, hats, gloves, scarf if you like them, and a pair of winter boots. I also keep extra items in the car which I have done in the winter months for years anyway. I keep extra scarf, gloves, blanket, non perishable snacks, WD-40, winshield washer etc. Things like that just in case you do actually get stranded for some reason. Believe it or not I also keep an overnight bag and $100.00 cash in it just in case it is actually safer to get a cheap hotel room than travel. Keep in mind this is for longer distances only not just from home into Iowa City.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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Caribbeanheart, I've lived in Iowa and near Iowa City (about 15 miles away) for the last few years and I have found that layers is the best route to go. Even if it is cold in the morning it can warm up 40 degrees by afternoon so it is best to have something on that you can take part of it off if needed.

As far as winter goes, the usual, coat, hats, gloves, scarf if you like them, and a pair of winter boots. I also keep extra items in the car which I have done in the winter months for years anyway. I keep extra scarf, gloves, blanket, non perishable snacks, WD-40, winshield washer etc. Things like that just in case you do actually get stranded for some reason. Believe it or not I also keep an overnight bag and $100.00 cash in it just in case it is actually safer to get a cheap hotel room than travel. Keep in mind this is for longer distances only not just from home into Iowa City.
These are good suggestions especially the layers, never know how high or low the heat might be turned up at any given place you work at/visit/etc.

For your three year old secondhand places like Stuff Etc. or Goodwill might have some good options. Kids grow quickly at that age, so sometimes they don't wear those items very long.

I'd go shopping for boots soon...those don't seem to get restocked once they sell out of a certain size.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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These are good suggestions especially the layers, never know how high or low the heat might be turned up at any given place you work at/visit/etc.

For your three year old secondhand places like Stuff Etc. or Goodwill might have some good options. Kids grow quickly at that age, so sometimes they don't wear those items very long.

I'd go shopping for boots soon...those don't seem to get restocked once they sell out of a certain size.

HAHA......the other reason for the layers is that nasty little issue called "Hot Flashes" and boy do they stink big time........LOL
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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Ear muffs or some sort of headband thingee that covers the ears are a must if you or the 3 year old catch cold easily or develop ear infections easily.
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