HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Children take longer to get acclimated to a sudden temperature drop, and that's why doctors say as the weather changes, so should your child's wardrobe.
We found kids playing soccer in West University on Wednesday night with wind chills in the low 20s.
"I kept checking my phone to see if they were actually going to cancel practice, but no. She's bundled up and the key is layering," said parent Clint Pasche.
Dr. Jamie McCarthy, who works in Memorial Hermann's ER, says young children are most vulnerable to losing heat very quickly throughout the body.
Doctors say the smaller the child, the faster the heat loss. Even with adults, the loss of heat happens fast.
Dr. McCarthy said kids can still get hypothermia very easily, even if it's above 40 degrees.
Experts say you should make sure your children wear at least one more layer than an adult would wear.
Watch the video above to see just how fast your body can lose heat.
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