Winter is coming. Through the past couple of months we’ve had a couple of glimpses of the cold weather that is coming our way – but for the most part, we’ve been spoiled with gorgeous fall days where my kids can be found outside in short sleeve shirts.
There’s no denying it though. On those days when you can feel the wind go right through your fall jacket, winter is on its way. The hints of winter are small, but they’re getting closer (and colder). Cold mornings mean Olivia’s gone from grabbing flip flops as she runs out the door, to her favorite scarf, and hat. We’re adding more layers for those mornings spent playing outside, and cold fingers are becoming more and more common after hours spent playing in our neighbourhood with friends. I’m adding a scarf and long sleeves, and I reach more often for boots than flats – it’s safe to say, winter is coming.
Are you starting to think about the cold weather? I’ve teamed up with the Shoe Company to bring you some tips and transitioning into the colder weather with kids.
Shop for Boots Before the Snow Comes
Don’t wait until the last minute to buy winter boots. Start early, like this weekend, before the snow hits and you realize that your kid has outgrown last year’s boots. If you can shop for the entire family in one place.
Need inspiration? Find affordable shoes for the entire family at the Shoe Company. Browse online before you go to have an idea of boots for the entire family, to make the shopping trip simple.
Check those Accessories
Hats and mittens seem to get lost in the shuffle from year to year, that’s why we keep them sorted and easy to find. We like to use a plastic drawer storage container for hats, mittens and other winter accessories, like neck warmers, making them easy to find.
Go through these accessories and ensure that everything still fits, make a note of what needs to be replaced and shop early in the season for the best selection. The first cold day of the year when kids are catching the bus before 8 am is not the time when you want to learn that last year’s mittens can barely fit over those growing hands.
Get Up Earlier
Getting kids into boots, mittens, hats and snowsuits takes a bit longer than regular jackets. Work that time in your morning to avoid frustrations, especially for younger children. Getting up earlier makes your mornings happier, less stressed and easier.
Choose the Right Boots
Browse through the selection of kids boots online to find boots that children are going to be able to easily pull on themselves. Our favorite design for little kids? Easy boots with tabs, and without liners, that they can pull on, saving you time in the morning and creating a bit of independence. For older kids, that need boots to keep their feet warm while they play outside for hours, think of the brands that work to keep you warm.
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This post was created in partnership with The Shoe Company.