Before the snow hit, I bought a wonderful pair of boots for Violet – they were adorable, black and looked ‘just like Moms’. They were $20 at Target and they looked great. After a few minutes spent outside though? They weren’t that great. They left her with cold feet even with footed pajamas on.
That’s my trick; when we go outside to play, I throw the kids’ pajamas at them and tell them to put them on. Genius right? No cold ankles in between the boots and the snowpants.
When Violet hit a mid season growth spurt I knew that we were going to have to choose a better pair of boots if we were going to head outside for walks mid-winter, spend time being dragged along on a sled and generally get out of the house to save our sanity. I knew that we were going to have to search for boots that were as warm as her sister’s because Olivia has been wearing bare feet with hers (she wants to be just like Mom) and her feet stay toasty.
Emu Little Creature Boots
When we were given the chance to try out the Emu Little Creature Boots, I knew that our animal loving one year old would be delighted. Sure enough, as soon as the boots arrived she wore them for two hours around the house. We put a couple of coats of Waterproofing on them, and then let her go to it outside, where her feet stayed warm.
Emu Little Creature Boots are a bit in the splurge price range – but there are a few of reasons I can justify that.
- I wouldn’t buy knockoff or cheap boots for myself because I know from experience that I would be left with cold feet. Why would I buy them for the kids?
- Their solid, she can put them on herself without the tops falling down when she’s trying
- Quality kids items can be consigned/saved for the next kid without looking too ‘worn’
- They’re adorable, and most important: she loves them
- Quality construction and materials for a sturdy help to walking on those icy sidewalks
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Made with the finest Australian suede and Merino wool, the EMU Australia Little Creatures Giraffe is from the famous kids collection that has celebrity Mums’ going crazy!
Other styles of less expensive boots are hard for the kids to put on themselves because the ankle part of the boot becomes slouchy and there’s not a lot of support. I know, we’ve tried them. The thick soles have helped navigating the slushy jagged frozen sidewalks. The Merino wool has kept those toes warm and she’s been wearing them for just over a month and she gets compliments on the fun boots everywhere we go.
I think we’ve found a winner for our favorite ‘run around and go to playdates and the mall boots’ that are going to keep those toes warm (and cute) along the way.
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