WARM KIDS WEAR
Favourite Winter Gear – Guaranteed to Keep Little People Warm and Dry
By Kristen Thompson. Nov. 6, 2017
I don’t know about where you live, but we just got a very early and very epic dump of snow, and as far as we can tell, it’s here to stay.
And now that we have two very active little people, neither of whom seem to slow down (even in the snow), we need to make sure we’re keeping them warm and dry for the following (swear word) months until spring. Which, let’s be honest, is a loooooong way’s away.
Nobody wants to wrangle their littles kicking and screaming into 1,473 layers of puffy outdoor clothing, haul them out to a snowy winterland, only to have them instantly complain that they’re: cold/wet/uncomfortable/itchy. We want mitts to stay on, feet to stay warm, and everyone to stay happy.
After some trial and error, we’ve finally found the best outdoor gear, guaranteed to keep our active little girls toasty and happy during this long (and fun!) Canadian winter.
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Isla’s Favourite Winter Gear
1. Kombi kitty mitts. We love this family-owned Canadian brand of cold weather outdoor apparel. These kids’ mitts are extra long so they stay put, and have a zipper so they’re easy to put on, and are waterproof. They’re also fleece lined and – as you can tell – totally adorable. You’ll never hear your kid cry that their fingers are cold, and we’ll never buy another brand of mitts!
2. The North Face reversible coat. We have last season’s version of this coat – as you can see in the picture of Isla – and it’s on its second winter of keeping her toasty warm. We love that it’s reversible, so you can change up the look, and washes great. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee.
3. H&M grey knit toque. Warm, stays on nice and snug, looks adorable. What more can we say?
4. Kombi thermal pants. We love base layers, and these light, warm, moisture-wicking pants are perfect for underneath snow pants.
5. Fleece neck warmer. We’ve discovered that neck warmers can make or break the warmth of an outdoor outfit, especially when tobogganing. It doesn’t matter how warm the rest of your outfit is – if your coat has a gap at the back of the neck (which it probably does), cold and snow will get down it. We love these fleece neck warmers, which come in multiple colours and patterns. If you don’t like these colours, Carter’s also sells fleece neck warmers here.
6. Sorel boots. I became a fan of Sorel boots when I splurged on my first pair four years ago. I’m on my second pair, and now invest in the same brand for my kids. Warm feet are worth every penny!
7. Base layer top. These Kombi thermal tops add an extra layer of warmth to your little one’s cold-weather outfits. Layer under hoodies, or wear in the car (since winter coats are a no-no in car seats).
8. Kombi socks. These soft, breathable acrylic-blend socks are the perfect thing to wear inside winter boots or ski boots. They come with reinforced toes and heels, and will stay up!
Polly’s Favourite Winter Gear
1. Pom pom toque. I’ve always had great success with Joe Fresh toques – for me, and for the kids. Polly has this awesome fair isle toque in light grey, but it’s also adorable in charcoal! NOTE: Joe is offering $10 off when you spend $40 right now.
3. Kombi raccoon mitts. More adorable, water-resistant, never-fall-off Kombi mitts.
5. Boots. These adorable winter boots come in a couple different colours in both the boys’ and girls’ section of the Joe Fresh website (and store :P). Bonus: They’re only $36. And Joe currently has a promotion – $10 off with a $40 purchase. So, get shopping!
6. Bib snow pants. These cute ones come in two colours, and are 40% off TODAY only!
7. Mitten clips. Mitten clips are a must in Polly’s life. These ones come in several colours, are only $6 a pair.
8. Stonz Boots with fleece liners. The topic of “best boots for baby” comes up every winter in my Facebook mom groups, and Stonz are often highly recommended. We’ve been using Stonz boots for four years and absolutely love them. They come in dozens of colours, can be slipped over top of existing shoes or – as we use them – with comfy slippers and these removable fleece liners. I love that they’re water-resistant, easy to put on and take off, and can be cinched, meaning that they stay put. They’re perfect for crawlers and early-walkers.
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