5 Must Have Cold Weather Items for Toddlers & Babies


This summer we moved from Texas to Maine. It’s November and quite chilly outside. So in preparation for the winter months I have come up with a list of five must have cold weather items for toddlers and babies, with inspiration from Polarn O. Pyret.

winter coat 1. Warm winter coat:

Seriously, this needs to be number one. Water resistant or water proof is important to me. And kids coats can be sooo cute!

2. Head gear:

I’m talking hats, ear muffs, scarves, neck warmers. I’ve heard that your head is where you can lose a lot of your body heat and when it’s 30 degrees outside that’s not something to be bargained with.

3. Hand protection:

Gloves, mittens… Those tiny little fingers can get cold quickly! I like ones that are long enough to cover the wrist so there’s less risk of snow getting up the sleeve and chilling the arm. Many hours of good fun can be had in the winter with a good pair of mittens or gloves and some sticky snow!

4. Foot wear:

Depending on how cold it is where you live you might be able to skip buying snow boots but a nice sturdy pair is a good idea. You should also get some nice warm socks to keep those toes comfortable!

5. Snow pants:

I grew up calling them snow pants, but I’ve heard “ski pants” and even “waterproof winter trousers”. If your kiddo is going to be playing in the snow this winter, a nice pair of water proof pants is so necessary.

Now, go grab a cup of hot cocoa and your computer. I found an adorable selection of all of these Polarn O. Pyret’s kids clothes that are perfect for the cold winter months.


4 thoughts on “5 Must Have Cold Weather Items for Toddlers & Babies

  • November 26, 2012 at 11:53 pm
    You have a great list of must have. I found some adorable, yet warm Toddler Girls Winter Coats at Burlington Coat Factory. I got my Emma an adorable winter coat that she loves and will keep her warm all winter-- and I even saved $30 on it. Reply
  • November 18, 2012 at 11:10 am
    I had a pair of moon boots! They were white with neon laces! We put plastic grocery sacks over our socks. And we called them snow pants too. I grew up in MI and remember NEVER being able to get warm enough because my parents couldn't afford decent quality gear. It is totally worth spending more money to buy quality gear. Reply
  • November 18, 2012 at 4:54 am
    I remember growing up wearing "moon" boots and having to put my feet in bread bags so the moisture wouldn't wick through to my socks. Reply
    • November 18, 2012 at 10:00 am
      Moon boots, like what Napoleon Dynamite wore in his movie? :) Reply

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