Snow-covered pavements and crisp morning walks; winter can be the most magical time of year. However, with a newborn or little one in tow, there’s no denying it can be a little trickier to navigate the colder temperatures and make sure they’re staying warm and dry. Sometimes your little one can’t let you know if they need another layer, or their sensitive skin is feeling a little chapped.
So, this winter, we’ve put together a list of our favourite accessories to keep your little one warm so you can rest assured they stay cosy and content in all weathers…
For little one...
These all-in-one solutions to winter warming are the perfect convenience attire for babies and their parents. There are many pramsuits on the market, but some of our favourite pramsuits include ranges from Silver Cross and Maxi-Cosi. Their fantastic pramsuit range includes 3-in-1 suits which keeps baby covered no matter the activity. If you have an active toddler who likes to venture out into the surroundings or maybe a close-snuggler, you’ll find pramsuits are ideal for keeping them cosy whenever they’ve departed from, or retreated into their pushchair. The Silver Cross Classic Quilt pramsuit is super soft and lined with fleece and faux fur hood. With a full popper front fastening and attachable mittens and booties, this pramsuit is both luxurious and practical.
Worried about keeping little fingers toastie? If your baby feels cooler to the touch than usual, investing in mittens will be the perfect preventative accessory. We’ve got some super cute mittens which are sure to keep those tiny hands warm.
The Heitmann Cuffed Lambskin Baby Mittens are perfect for keeping little hands warm during the winter. Made from the highest quality 100% lambskin with adorable handmade decorative stitching and a warm, snuggly sheepskin lining.
For bigger ones...
Children can lose heat very quickly, and like most adults a lot of this heat is lost through the head. To keep your little one cosy in the winter, always pop on a hat or beanie when journeying outside. The Elodie Details beanie is perfect in even the coldest of weather due to naturally insulating properties of shearling wool. In combination with cotton and spandex, this beanie is not only insulating, but super-soft too.
Scarf + Snood
While a scarf or snood is a fantastic winter accessory, some parents are a little careful not to over-bundle their little one, so they still have plenty of room around the face. The Liewood Hella Neck warmer is ideal for keeping snug and yet allowing full airflow around little chins and cheeks. The super soft organic cotton means 100% itch-free wearability and without long scarf ends, this neck warmer is both soft and practical for wriggling little ones.
For your stroller..
Your stroller will likely be transporting your little one throughout the colder months, so it is always a great idea to check out some warming pushchair accessories too.
There are a variety of footmuffs on the market, some are designed for wetter weathers while others protect from the cold - depending on the material. We have some beautiful options to choose from; with amazing fabrics such as organic cotton, soft fleece and shearling to practical elements including zip openings, strap holes and more.
Footmuffs are a sure winter essential and we love the Elodie Details footmuff ultimate in comfort and warmth for your baby. The down and feather filling is fluffy and voluminous when needed, but packs down to tiny size when not needed.
Pram liners are one of those accessories that can be used all-year round - after all, riding in comfort shouldn't just be limited to the winter months!
In the colder temperatures, the full benefits of a pram liner really come into play, with their temperature regulating properties meaning little ones keep warm even if it's cold outside. The Little Green Sheep Sheepskin Pram Liner in Ivory is 100% natural sheepskin which is hypoallergenic and is naturally temperature regulating.
Come rain, wind or snow, you can be prepared for whatever weather is thrown at you with the a good quality raincover. Some raincovers are universal and fit numerous pushchairs, however check with your brands accessory range as specific rain covers often have a far more secure and efficient fit.
When the weather changes, you need to act fast to keep your little one dry and comfortable. The Bugaboo High Performance Rain Cover is quick and easy to install, the compact storage means you can always take it with you wherever you go. Suitable for the Bugaboo Fox/Cameleon3 pushchair, this rain cover has an 180 degree zipper that can be opened with one hand, making it easy to take your child in and out, or reach them if they need something. Plus, to make sure your little one can still look out into the world, the cover features an extra transparent surface. The transparency also means your child’s environment will benefit from extra light, especially important on dark and gloomy days.
I think it's safe to say, we've been hoping for a white winter for a while although, this does pose some challenges with our strollers. If you already own the YOYO or YOYO2, this winter pYOYO skis,
Alternatively, for all the BABYZEN lovers, you can opt for the YOYO mittens.