In this post, you can find four ways to safely have fun with baby in the snow this winter, as well as recommended winter clothing for infants.
Just because you have a baby doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy this snow this winter!
I love the outdoors. It doesn’t matter if its sunny, rainy, windy or snowy, you cannot keep me trapped indoors.
I want to pass this on to my son by exposing him to outdoor time as much as possible, no matter what the weather is!
In this post, I want to share four fun ways to safely have fun in the snow with your baby this winter!
Enjoy. Tag me on Instagram using the handle @lorenaylennox if you try any of these ideas!
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Before having fun with baby in the snow, you need appropriate snow attire
Before taking your baby into the snow you need appropriate attire to protect them from the cold. I recommend dressing your baby in loose, long-sleeved layers. When Lennox was a baby, I dressed him in a onesie, then I put him in a long sleeved-shirt and pants. I put on two pairs of socks, and lastly a water resistant snowsuit.
Here are some recommended snowsuits. I personally enjoy the snowsuits with the footies and mittens, but if your baby is walking, you will want to buy a snow suit with no footies so you can put on snow boots for extra protection from the cold snow.
Water proof Snowsuits:
Below you can find a list of recommended snowsuits for your baby this winter!
- Baby Winter Snowsuit Coat Romper
- OshKosh B’Gosh Baby Girls Ski Jacket
- Carter’s Baby Girls 2-Piece Heavyweight Printed Snowsuit
- DKNY Baby Boys’ Snowsuit
- LONDON FOG Newborn Infant Puffer
Hats are important for maintaining body heat. A hat that covers the ears is essentials. On top of that hat, use the hood of the snowsuit.
- Simple Joys by Carter’s Baby Hat and Mitten Set
- Baby & Toddler Sherpa Lined Fleece Winter Hat & Mitten Set
As I mentioned above, if your snowsuit has the footies, the double pair of socks as well as the footies from the snow suit will do the trick to keep your babies feet warm. They won’t be putting their feet directly on the ground so that is okay.
If they are walking, snow boots are a must. Below you can find some recommended baby and toddler snow boots.
- Echo Bay baby snow boots
- ArcticShield Kids Waterproof Snow Boots
- UGG Unisex-Child Keelan Ankle Boot
- Sperry Saltwater Wool Boot
Four ways to have fun with baby in the snow
1. A magical sled ride
Lennox’s first snowfall was about two inches, so I wasn’t worried about him getting too friendly with the snow. We had recently purchased this sled from Costco, so the first thing we did was take Lennox for a ride. We put him on his back and his belly and let him visually experience the snow. He was a little curious at first but enjoyed the change of scenery.
On our magical sled ride, we also had our two fur babies with us and Lennox loved watching them jump around like snow bunnies.
2. A laundry basket isn’t only for laundry!
To give Lennox a little more hands-on sensory experience with the snow, we propped him up in a laundry basket. Even though Lennox already mastered sitting up, the snowsuit made it difficult for him to do so. Therefore the basket helped keep him propped up. We put in some toys and added some snow. He loved it.
The basket keeps a layer in between baby and snow to avoid your baby from getting cold. You could also add a blanket in the basket for even more warmth.
It also gave us some time to indulge in our adultness with free hands and enjoy everything the snow has to offer: snowball fights/ building a snowman/ making snow angel etc.
If you can’t tell, we love snow. We were making it a family tradition even before we were a family. Check out these throwbacks from 2012!
3. Creative Carlos’ Snowmobile
Later on during Lennox’s first winter, we got a massive snowfall. Now that Lennox had already experienced our family snow tradition, it was ready to graduate him to be a sled master.
Carlos is the creative mind in our family. He is always coming up with hacks and fun ways to entertain Lennox. If you haven’t checked out his bath hack, do so here!
Well, he decided to take the Summer 3-Stage Deluxe SuperSeat and put a rope through the two tiny holes that are on each side and tie them onto the handles of the sled. The seat was very tightly and securely fastened onto the sled. Carlos is also a knot master, so I am not sure how he tied his knots.
Disclaimer: *This hack is not safe by any means. Please do not do this snow hack and send your baby down a hill by himself. Big no, no. However, if you would like to take your baby on a (slow) pleasure ride, it worked very nicely.
4. Down the hill we go
Lastly, Carlos took Lennox on his first ride down a hill, making sure he held onto him very tight. Lennox has a blast and kept asking for more. See video below =)
Thank you so much for reading. The snow will be here before we know it, so make sure you get out there and make some great memories.
Thank you for reading how we had fun in the in the snow with out baby! Now, go have some fun in the snow with yours!