Are you unsure how to dress your child for winter? In this guide, we’ve collected all our best tips about the childrenswear you need for cold and snowy winter days. Dress your child to keep them warm, dry and happy all winter long – whatever the weather!
Your child needs clothes that are adapted to the weather, the wind and their activity. If you dress your child according to the layering principle, they will be ready for any possible weather! The layering principle consists of three layers:
Winter Dressing Checklist
Would you like a little help dressing your kids for the cold? We’ve put together checklists that may be useful. Remember that active kids don’t need to be dressed as warmly as children that sit still a lot.
BABIES LYING IN PRAMS
- Closest to the body – bodysuit and long underwear, preferably wool
- Middle layer – trousers and top (with zip) in fleece or terry wool
- Outerwear– overall in windproof + waterproof material
- Head– helmet-style hat in wool or cotton. A windproof hat on windy and very cold days. Choose material based on the temperature and whether the overall/sleeping bag hood is on or not.
- Hands – hands are usually down in the sleeping bag. If it’s really cold, mittens may be needed.
- Feet – wool socks and warm booties . Outer overalls with built in feet
- Buggy – sleeping bag or combined overall/sleeping bag that can be used both in the buggy and in the car seat.
CHILDREN SITTING IN PUSH CHAIRS
- Layers 1,2,3 as above
- Head– balaclava hat that covers part of the face and a windproof hat over that on extremely cold and windy days.
- Hands– windproof gloves with warm lining, with additional inner layer gloves if needed.
- Feet– wool socks with boots. (never cotton on cold days!)
- push chair –a fleece or wool blanket
CHILDREN WALKING ON THEIR OWN
- Closest to the body– long thermal top and trousers in wool if activity is low, polyester if their activity is high
- Middle layer – trousers and top (with zip) in fleece or wool.
- Outerwear – overall or trousers and jacket in windproof + waterproof material. All of our outerwear garments are extra-roomy for optimal mobility.
- Head – neck warmer and a thin hat or balaclava in merino wool and a windproof cap on top.
- Hands – windproof gloves with warm lining, with additional inner layer gloves if needed.
- Feet – well-insulated boots that are roomy enough for extra soles and socks. Use a thin wool sock closest to the skin and add an additional wool sock if it is really cold out
P.S. Remember to open up sleeping bags and overalls as soon as you get inside so that your child won’t be too hot