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Must Have Winter Wear for Babies and Kids

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Must Have Winter Wear for Babies and Kids

January is in full swing, and the weather outside is frightful.  If frigid temperatures are plaguing your life, it’s time to get your babies and kids properly equipped.

Let’s start with the young ones.  Babies need protection, that much is clear, so it is important that you are ever vigilant in keeping your baby warm.  You can do this by simply getting attachments for your stroller or car seat that add extra warmth.  Car seat warmers are simply extra blankets that provide your baby with more warmth.  Use them wisely in add to your other blankets to make sure that they are fully protected.  Most strollers offer accessories that help keep babies warm, also.  If you’re tired of always running around the house trying to find more blankets, accessories like these are perfect.

In terms of clothing, the hat is essential.  Not only does it provide an incredible amount of warmth and protection, but it is also a great time to show off your baby’s (ie. your) style.  Jackets can make things difficult for the baby when you need to travel.  Instead, try a one-piece snowsuit, bunting bag, or footsie.  This will keep your baby warm while still making it possible to buckle them in, etc.  A footmuff can also be useful.  If you plan on going outside in the stroller, a footmuff is a great way to keep your child warm in transit.

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How about the older kids, though?  They still need to keep warm, but they also need to be able to move.  The hat is still important, and for the same reasons.  With kids, though, let them pick out their own style and go crazy.  If the kid is happy to be wearing their hat, they are going to feel warmer.  If they can do all that while letting everyone know that they love the ninja turtles or Frozen, that’s even better.  Next, comes the boots.  If your kids are going to be running around in the snow, they need proper boots.  Once again, look for ones that will keep them warm and show off their style.  Lastly, the jacket needs to be perfect.  What kind of jacket you go for depends on your kid’s personality and style, so pick wisely (or let them help you pick).  Kids need to be able to move, so make sure that it can move with them so they can get out there and enjoy the snow.

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After playing outside, though, your kids are going to want to come inside and warm up.  If you’re looking for footwear that they can wear around the house, try some cute leg warmers for the girls and some awesome superhero-themed sweatpants for the boys.  Blankets are a necessity, too.  Who doesn’t love to curl up under a blanket?  When school is canceled and your kids are snuggling up to watch a movie, or play some video games, or read, a great blanket is a perfect, and necessary, addition.

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While some of the baby accessories need to be purchased at specialty stores, a lot of these items for babies and kids can be found anywhere you would find your child’s clothing, like Old Navy or Kohl’s.  If you’re looking to save a few dollars, keep an eye out for sales, and check in with Frugaa, where you can find tons of online coupons.  The key is to make sure your kids are safe and warm and protected and don’t hate everything whenever the winter months roll around.

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About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in sunny Southern California.

5 Responses to “Must Have Winter Wear for Babies and Kids”

  1. Danielle H says:

    Oh gosh I totally know what you’re talking about with the frigid weather. In fact we’ve had a few days of school cancelled just because of the temperature. Great tips on selecting winter gear for the kiddos. Thanks!

  2. These are really great tips, it gets so cold here and lots of people don’t dress kids appropriately. Your girls are just gorgeous!

  3. Emilie says:

    I’ve been thankful that my older kids don’t mind too much if I pick out their clothing, including outerwear. But I do have boys that prefer their favorite colors so I try to stick with that. And yes, blankets on the couch are an absolute must for snuggling. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Luisa says:

    Hi! I am having my baby in late december/early January and I moved to California (bay area)just one month ago, I have no idea how to wear my little one. Could you tell me if I need wool/fleece onesies? Or cotton ones are ok? Thank you!!

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