snow gear

Snow Gear for Children.

*Image above via Polarn O Pyret, maker of my favorite snow bibs and suits for littles. And how beyond precious are these girls?! Can you even imagine having triplets? Hats off to all the moms of multiples.

Mini is ecstatic about the prospect of snow this winter, and I have learned the hard way (i.e., multiple years in a row…) that it is best to buy the gear well before you think you will need it, or run the risk of sending your baby out ill-equipped to handle the weather. Below, my favorite snow gear finds for children. Worth noting that these are all high quality pieces that will hold up over time and are hand-me-down material for multiple children.

POLARN O PYRET BIB SNOWPANTS (MINI HAS THIS PAIR; MICRO HAS THIS PAIR — NOTE THAT THIS BRAND RUNS REALLY BIG! I THINK YOU CAN GO A FULL SIZE DOWN! I ALSO LOVE THESE FOR ITTY BITTIES; MICRO OWNED IN A FEW SIZES)

POLARN O PYRET SNOW MITTENS

SPERRY SNOW BOOTS (FOR GIRLS AND BOYS)

PATAGONIA HI-LOFT JACKETS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

SMARTWOOL SOCKS

AMAZON ESSENTIALS THERMALS — I ALSO LIKE THESE RIBBED SETS FROM VAENAIT BABY, BUT THEY AREN’T AS WARM

LL BEAN HATS

Snow day accoutrements:

LL BEAN DOES GREAT CLASSIC SLEDS AND SNOW TUBES (ICONIC HOLIDAY GIFT — SOMEONE ASKED ABOUT GOOD FAMILY GIFTS, AND THIS WOULD BE ANOTHER)

FLEXIBLE FLYER IS ANOTHER GREAT CLASSIC SLED BRAND — WE OWNED THESE GROWING UP…THEY ALSO HAVE A PRECIOUS INFANT PULL SLED

SNOW SAUCER

SNOW CASTLE KIT

SNO BUDDY (MINI LOVES THESE! SO FUN FOR LITTLE ONES WHO AREN’T QUITE DEXTROUS ENOUGH TO MAKE A SNOWMAN ON THEIR OWN)

TODDLER SNOW SHOVEL

Apres-snow:

PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE

MELAMINE MUGS

COZY HOLIDAY JAMMIES

CAMP SOCKS

SLIPPERS

PLAID CHILDREN’S ROBE

P.S. My favorite products for my three-year-old and my favorite bath gear for little ones.

P.P.S. Indoor toddler activities, plus I just ordered mini this rock-painting set. I know so many moms who do not live in a city are probably choking on their coffee right now! “You bought…rocks?” But I actually don’t know if it’s right to take rocks from Central Park (or particularly clean, especially in the high-traffic areas we frequent…note: never ever ever take anything from a Manhattan playground…)?! Moreover, mini’s Montessori is big on “leaving plants and nature as you find it.” So, I found myself in a strange moral quandary when mini plied me to help her build her own rock collection after seeing an episode of Sesame Street on the subject. Ahh! What’s a Manhattan mom to do?!

P.P.P.S. Raising a child of books.

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