Now that it's winter, the weather gets COLD. It's easy for us to bundle ourselves up because we know how cold, or warm we get and we've been bundling for you know… our whole lives! But now we have these humans to keep warm and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite winter clothes for baby (and toddlers)!
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1. There's no such thing as bad weather (just bad winter clothes for baby)
If you're on this blog, this book is a GREAT read (and an even better listen lol). It's written by a Scandinavian Mom living in the US wondering why people don't take their kids outside anymore and it's the confidence you need to read (hear) if you want to be that parent! AND, I got to have the author, Linda McGurk on my Podcast where she shared AMAZING advice about how to get outside (even when it's freezing) and how to do it safely by having the right gear.
2. First layer of winter clothes for baby:
Merino wool is a great base layer! Merino wool does a great job at wicking away sweat, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. I found iksplor and really love supporting this small biz. Merino wool is not cheap, but for me it's an investment to get rid of one barrier to getting outside! I got AJ one, it keeps her the perfect temperature while we're out. I liked it so much I decided to get myself one too! The adult base layer right now is for pregnant or nursing moms!
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3. Second layer: Fleece Bodysuit
This is great for a second layer, or if you're just running to the car, (where a puffy winter jacket or snowsuit is not safe). However, it is not waterproof, so I wouldn't recommend having your babies outside in the snow in it.
4. Third Layer: Waterproof Snowsuit
For babies who don't walk yet, having the built in gloves and “boots” is a MUST in my opinion, we bought this one from Old Navy, they have pink, green and blue and also white. I would recommend dark colors for playing it the snow for safety.
Once they can start walking it's nice to be able to have the option for feet and hands to come out so they can interact with their environment! This is NOT a safe option for a car seat.
5. Insulated Winter Boots (with draw string)
To be honest, I got hand-me-downs but the thing I loved most about them was this drawstring on the top! Who remembers being a kid and having now get in by your ankles?! It was cold when it happened, and then wet after it melted all over your socks and was just the worst.
6. Sherpa Lined Fleece Hat & Mittens (with string)
How the heck to you get gloves for kids? I like these gloves because they have the velcro to tighten, I like the the ones with the string connecting them even more so if they “fall off” or your kid takes them off at least they dangle instead of getting left at the park! Before they do much with their hands they don't need the thumb! But once they're trying to touch everything I'd recommend a thumb but not fingers. The individual fingers are a nightmare to put on and will make their hands colder faster.
Hats are probably THE BEST way we can keep our kids warm. So much heat escapes from our head and this hat is great because it also covers the ears.
7. Makeshift “Scarf” an easy way to use your winter clothes for your baby!
We use one of my headbands as a scarf or buff really and it's perfect!
Idk about you but my toddler LOVES putting on shoes and wearing them all over the house. This is adorable until she grabs the wet snowy shoes that I just ran to the car in…
Getting her house slippers keeps her feet warm, gives her traction socks don't and and are so freaking cute.
I hope this is helpful to you as you begin to find baby gear for winter to get outside in the colder weather!