10 Winter Weather Must-Haves You and Your Little Ones Will Love
A HAT YOUR TODDLER CAN'T TEAR OFF
Hats are a cold-weather must, but what do you do when your little one will not keep one on? Outsmart them, of course, with this sweet, super-warm hat that features a soft chin strap and fail-safe button snap.
Buy It Now! 7 A.M. Enfant's Chapka Hat 500, $30, 7amenfant.com
(Also check out the brand's new car seat covers)
MITTENS THAT KEEP OUT THE COLD AND SNOW
PUFFER COAT THAT WON'T WEIGH THEM DOWN
What's the use of a warm puffer coat if it's not fun to play in? This warm-yet-lightweight jacket is not only cute and functional (storm flaps and gently elasticized cuffs cut the chill), it's also celebrity approved: Sarah Jessica Parker's twin girls each wear one.
Buy It Now! Polarn O. Pyret versatile puff jacket, currently on sale for $22.99, polarnopyretusa.com
(Thinking warm thoughts? Preview the line's spring outerwear here)
TO MAKE YOUR STROLLER BUG SNUG
Ah, the early days of winter with a baby: no crazy layering needed, just pop her inside a stroller muff, maybe add a hat and you're off. This is one seriously warm stroller accessory, and it extends to accommodate your growing lil' passenger – suitable for up to age 4 and perfect for a nice winter walk outside without the put-on-your-jacket fight.
Buy It Now! JJ Cole Polar BundleMe, $119.95, jjcolecollections.com
BOOTIES THAT DON'T BITE
COAT THAT KEEPS YOU IN CONTROL
When you're making a killer snow angel, there's no time to think about whether it's too cold to stay outside. Kushies's Blue Banana outerwear features a thermometer that hangs right on the snuggly, sherpa-lined jacket – so check the temps and keep on playing! The company's 100 percent polyester snow pants ($37.49) have a handy pacifier pouch, too, so snow eating can commence in a matter of seconds.
Buy It Now! Blue Banana jacket, $71.50, kushiesonline.com
FOOTWEAR THAT GROWS WITH HER
Winter doesn't have to spell woe in the style department (she'll learn this when she's older!). Pediped's genuine leather Naomi boot performs fantastically in snow, slush and rain and the Flex Fit System – a removable insert that reduces the shoe size by almost half – helps extend the shoe's lifespan. Because this look will totally hold up next season.
Buy It Now! Pediped's Flex Naomi boot, $69, pediped.com
COVERAGE FOR NEGLECTED EARS
It's UGG to the rescue when you utter the words: "Ugh! I forgot to cover his ears!" The Aussie company's adorable earmuffs are lined with fluffy sheepskin, which keeps the chill out but allows the sound waves in, so he'll hear you when you yell, "Time for hot cocoa!"
Buy It Now! 3 Color Earmuff, $55, uggaustralia.com
THERMALS THAT DRY FAST
If your snow bunny is anything like Olaf, he or she needs sun protection, too. Patagonia's Baby Capilene 3 thermal set shields against the sun's dangerous rays and dries fast – so when someone asks them to build a snowman, they can get down to business. Bonus: The outfit comes equipped with Polygiene permanent odor control, for blizzard-level sweats.
Buy It Now! Baby Capilene 3, $50, patagonia.com
MADE TOUGH (IN THE USA!) BOOTS
It's this simple: these boots were made for walking in snow. Perfect for little walkers, Kamik's Snowbug 3 waterproof boots (available in sizes 5 through 10) are lightweight but sturdy, and have an extra-wide entryway so it's easy to stuff those wiggly feet inside. The faux-fur lining keeps toes warm, while an adjustable Velcro strap keeps the boots on without making them too tight.
Buy It Now! Kamik Snowbug 3 boots, $55, zappos.com