With the arrival of the first snowfall comes those first frantic moments when you’re getting everyone ready to go out the door. Keeping everyone warm is the first thing we think of when we see that first blanket of snow – essential for young children still being transported in strollers.
Here are some of the ways that you can make the winter transition easier:
Choose the Right Stroller
There are some strollers that built perfect for summer. One of our favorite strollers, the Quinny Zapp Xtra is just that. During the winter, if there’s a bit of snow, it becomes almost impossible to maneuver. When you’re shopping for a stroller, make it one of your splurge items and choose a stroller with larger, air-filled wheels that can be easily winterized with accessories, like the Bugaboo. Larger wheels are going to navigate more easily through slush and snow.
Bundling up doesn’t have to mean loading a tiny infant or toddler into an uncomfortable coat. A fleece jacket and a bundle me in the stroller makes those quick walks to meet their older sibling’s bus or the trip from the vehicle into the mall easier. There are universal designs of buntings that are going to fit any stroller, and then there are brand specific ones that are designed to perfectly complement, like the Stokke Universal Footmuff. One of our favorite picks for 2015 is the Skip Hop Stroller and Go Three Season Toddler Footmuff. It’s warm, has a hood and is at a fantastic price point. Plus, that heather grey is a fantastic color.
Paired with a fleece jacket and a hat, the kids stay quite warm in these footmuffs, especially if you’ve also got a cover on top of the stroller.
Don’t Forget About Your Hands
Keeping your hands warm while you’re strolling outdoors is one of the things that’s going to help keep you (and the family) outside for longer. Using products like Warmuffs that attach directly to the stroller make it easier for you to skip a step when it comes to getting ready, as you can keep them right on the bars of the stroller. You can try different brands on for size at buybuy Baby or check out the many different colors available, here.
Tip: Find all the products that we talked about in this post at buybuy Baby in South Edmonton Common, 2017 98 Street.
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