Keeping babies warm in winter is a challenge. They can't complain if they're too warm or cold. Resist the instinct to bundle them up; instead, dress them to your own comfort level. If you're chilly and need a sweater, so do they. They need one extra layer for outdoors, since they don't generate body heat with activity. Choose items that are easy to get on and off, and aren't bulky or constricting.
This versatile product from Kiddopotamus and Company offers warmth and comfort to babies in a variety of ways. Designed for singletons, parents of multiples will want one for each baby. Used with an infant carrier, it offers full protection from the elements as well as the comfort of a parent's body heat. It is also handy as a car and stroller seat insulator.
5. BootiesI like these booties for their cotton comfort and because they're designed to stay put on tiny tootsies. Gentle elastic and a Velcro flap secure them on babies' feet. Layer them over footed sleepers or rompers for extra warmth. At $13 - $17 per pair, they're a pricey option for multiples, but versatile construction means they'll fit all winter long and should retain a decent resale value.
8. Snow PantsWhen you're dressing your babies to go out in the elements, you want to use a waterproof, windproof fabric in the outer layer. Nylon is a good fabric choice because it provides protection but is lightweight and not bulky. These lined snow pants are reasonably priced, available in a variety of colors and a comfortable option for layering.
10. Sweater PantsLands' End Baby Cable Knit Pants keep babies' legs warms in comfortable cotton. A good bet for a good fit, even as baby grows throughout the winter, with an elastic waist and turn-back cuffs on leg bottoms.
Lands' End Baby Girls' Fleece Hat and Mitten Set is pretty and functional. Soft fur accents on fleece will feel cozy against tender baby skin. The double layer hat has a chin strap to keep it secured and the fingerless mittens pull on for quick and easy dressing of little hands.
How do you keep your babies warm in winter? Please drop me a note and let me know about your favorite products for babies.