Toddler wardrobe essentials: Winter

February 12, 2019

We seem to have had the full spectrum of Winter weather over the last few weeks. Snow, ice, frost, hail, wind, rain and a few spots of sunshine, it’s safe to say we’ve been out in all elements. Luckily, we were prepared, and we haven’t had to spend too much time cooped out inside.

Here are our top three winter wardrobe essentials, definitely needed for toddlers who like to be out and about, whatever the weather!

A bonnet rather than a hat

Last winter, we spent more time putting Harry’s woolly hat back on than he spent wearing it, so this year we’ve wised up a little. His blue bonnet from Boden buttons up under his chin, so once it’s on, it stays on.

Harry’s worn it all winter, and it seems to go with everything, definitely one of my favourite purchases of the last few months.

A waterproof all-in-one

Snowsuits are great for babies, but not ideal for toddlers. They can be quite restrictive, and as they don’t tend to be waterproof, once they get wet your little one can end up cold and damp.

We’ve found this Hippychick all-in-one is ideal for this winter weather. Cosy and fleece-lined, the suit is also completely waterproof. Perfect for puddle splashing!

The arms, legs, hood and waist, all feature Velcro tabs, so you can tailor the suit for the perfect fit. Harry’s wearing age 2-3, and while there is plenty of room for him to grow, the secured tabs ensure he’s not tripping over the extra fabric.

If only it came in my size too!

A well-fitting pair of wellies

Harry has quite wide feet, so we’re careful to make sure his feet are measured properly, and shoes fitted by someone who knows what they’re doing. Wellies are no different, and our local shoe shop found a great pair for him.

They fit under his waterproof, and make sure his feet don’t get wet when he’s jumping from puddle to puddle!

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An hour in our local park is one of our favourite afternoon activities, and being properly kitted out means I don’t need to worry about Harry getting too chilly. If anything, I’m the one that ends up cold and damp instead. Obviously I need to put more thought into my winter wardrobe!

Post contains PR samples, all words and opinions are my own.