- What: Winter clothing
- When: It snows
- Why: Keep kids warm
- Where: Your neighborhood
Boy, am I glad I got ahead of the winter weather with the kids’ snow clothes. We tried on everything we owned for a recent sledding trip, and then I went shopping to fill in the blanks. We’ve been fully equipped for winter weather in our moderate climate for about a week now. If you’ve been in one of the many areas hit hard by winter storms, like where the city has to light the tracks on fire to keep trains running, stock up on these winter essentials to keep your kids warm and yourself from going crazy cooped up in the house with everyone during snow days.
Kids’ Snow Boots: In a pinch, rain boots will do, especially with the right snow pants. But for real comfort in temperatures meant for hibernation only, invest in a solid pair of snow boots with extra warmth and ease of use.
Columbia Puffer Jackets: These lightweight jackets pack a real punch. They can be layered with fleece or sweaters for cold temperatures. They will even fit under other snow clothes for extra insulation during the cold snap of the century.
Kid Mittens: These won’t stand up to wet snow, but they sure beat having bare bands in below freezing temperatures. Plus, you don’t have to fret when your kid loses one in the snow.
Warm Socks for Kids: No matter what brand you choose, warm socks can make all the difference between fun in the snow and complaining kids with wet, cold feet who still have to trek home.
Snow Block Mold: Keep kids entertained long after the thrill of the sled wears off. These block molds mean kids can do all the work, or if you need to stay warm, you can pitch in, too.