There’s a chill in the air and the winter months are just around the corner.
Can I be honest and say that the coldest months are hands down the most challenging time to dress a baby? With a little one at home, it’s easy to feel like the cold keeps you cooped up inside until spring’s arrival, but here’s another honest truth: with the right winter baby clothes handy, it definitely doesn’t have to be that way. Not only is getting outdoors in nature good for everyone, it can be a whole new level of fun to watch your baby take in their first snowy experience.
So let us help you get prepared for winter with a little one. From base layers and baby snowsuits to sleepers and wearable blankets, we’ve found the best baby gear for winter 2021 and 2022.
- The Best Sleep `n Play: 4-Pack Baby Neutral Animal Sleep 'N Plays
- The Most Eco-Friendly Sleep Bag: Baby Bamboo Sleep Bag
- The Most Versatile Sleepsack: HALO Sleepsack Swaddle
- The Best Baby Bunting: Patagonia Furry Friends
- Best Baby Booties: Zutano Cozie Fleece Booties
- The Best Leggings: Wool H&M Leggings
- Best Stay-in-Place Mittens: Zutano Baby Fleece Mittens
- Best Winter Baby Socks: H&M Wool Blend Socks
- Best Hat + Mitten Set: H&M Hat + Mittens Set
- Best Hood for Warmth: Cotton Balaclava
The Best Sleep `n Play
The Most Eco-Friendly Sleep Bag
The Most Versatile Sleepsack
The Best Baby Bunting
Best Baby Booties
The Best Leggings
Best Stay-in-Place Mittens
Best Winter Baby Socks
Best Baby Hat + Mitten Set
Best Hood for Warmth
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I dress my baby in the winter?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends turning to layers to keep your baby warm. This could include a base layer or bodysuit topped with a one-piece romper or leggings and a onesie with a jacket on top. Just remember that any puffy coats and bunting must come off before you buckle your baby in their car seat!
How should I dress my baby to sleep in the winter?
The same rules apply for dressing a baby for sleep in the winter. Stick with light layers and aim for one more layer than you need at night to keep warm as recommended by the AAP. Babies shouldn’t sleep with a blanket, because of the increased risk of SIDs, so that extra layer will keep them cozy in their sleep.
What should my baby wear in the snow?
In the snow, keeping your baby dry is just as important as keeping them warm. For this reason, it’s a good idea to layer water-resistant bunting with a hood, fold-over gloves, and booties over the top of their everyday clothes. And when in doubt, you just can’t go wrong with a baby snowsuit for ease-of-use and convenience.
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