Baby, Its Cold Outside: Childrens Outerwear
Your kids sprint outside without the slightest concern about the weather. Most children will merrily play in the snow/rain/Sandy without a complaint, while nervous parents holler from the front door, “You need a jacket!” We hear you. Those little ones are carefree until the inevtiable cold or frost bite settles in, and then its up to mom and dad to remedy the situation.
We’ve rounded up your best bets for keeping little ones snug enough so they can play outside all winter long. It’s cold out there for little people, but wrap them up in the right outerwear- be it a hat, a vest, or a parka- and they will (silently, of course) be thanking you for keeping the cold at bay.
23 Oct, 2012
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Available in three eye-popping colors that will help you pick your kid out of the lineup at the sledding hill on snowy days, this ski jacket is sure to garner lots of compliments from other parents. The outer layer is made from tough water-resistant polyester ripstop and is lined with down to keep littles toasty warm on the coldest of winter mornings.
Hanna Andersson | Buy
This creamy jacket is a simple and fuss-free way to keep little bodies warm. Cozy quilting is snuggly and keeps heat in, and looks quite sharp, too.
Zara | Buy
Layer her in Heattech long johns that will keep her dry and warm. She might roll her eyes at your insistance of wearing her mittens, but she can’t argue with these cute fair isle-printed leggings.
Uniqlo | Buy
REI’s infant snowsuit is not joking around: Water repellent, down-filled and hooded for ultimate chill protection, you will have zero worries urging your little ones to play outside in the snow when suited up so thoroughly.
REI | Buy
From the car seat to the stroller, JJ Cole has got your baby covered- literally. Zip little ones into this super warm, super soft bundle- a tiny sleeping bag, basically- for chilly jaunts.
giggle | Buy
Keep those tiny ears warm with a bear ears-accented earflap hat. Plaid flannel and a micro-fleece lining will keep your kiddos melon snug and looking adorable.
Gymboree | Buy
If he’s a tough and sporty kid, The North Face Aconcagua Vest is worth the price. Not only will the goose down stuffing keep him comfortable, this vest also zips into any The North Face jacket for ultimate winter warmth.
Back Country | Buy
Keep baby comfy and warm in a cable knit bunting bag. No squirming or flailing limbs getting in and out of this one- this bunting is an all-in-one bag to keep little ones warm while cruising in the stroller or out-and-about.
Gap | Buy
Is your daughter a budding fashionista? She will love this trendy hat from Goorin Bros. that is as adorable as it is warm. This felt schoolboy hat will keep her head warm, and the delicate plaid bow will appeal to her stylish sensibilities.
Goorin Bros. | Buy
Boden always has great prints for kids, and their classic anorak is no exception. Warm and waterproof, this bright and cheeful coat will be a playground standout.
Boden | Buy
She might fight you to keep her hat on, but once she sees this miniature version of the beret all of the cool, big girls are wearing, she will have this cozy knit hat on faster than you can say, “oh la la”.
77kids | Buy
That bus stop gets seriously freezing cold in the morning. Arm your little girl with the warmest and coolest-looking coat. Down filling will keep her warm while the faux-fur lined hood will block out nasty winter gales.
J.Crew | Buy
Sherpa fleece- does anything sound warmer than that? This cozy coat from Hanna Andersson keeps littles ones toasty without adding too much bulk, leaving them free to play outside on the chilliest days.
Hanna Andersson | Buy
We dare you not to smile when seeing this one-eyed hat running around the playground. Also, if you add a red sweatsuit, your kid’s Yo Gabba Gabba-inspired Halloween costume is done!
Neato Shop | Buy