Cozy Winter Wear


In many parts of the country, the chilling air is creeping in on us and suddenly summer feels like all but a distant memory. With winter fast approaching and temperatures quickly dropping it is time to start considering outerwear filling up your child’s winter wardrobe! With such amazing options out there, it is easy to find winter gear for your children that is as fashionable as it is functional. With the right gear, there is no need to let the cold keep you locked inside. Check out some of the best winter gear of 2014 and get ready for a fun filled winter full of snowmen, igloos and some tasty hot chocolate!

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Chasing Fireflies


Chasing Fireflies celebrates childhood by offering magical children’s products that charm, surprise and delight. They recognize how much fun it is to celebrate firsts with our children. And with that in mind, their selection of girls’ coats is so fun and colorful, that you’ll want to relive your childhood all over again.

We did just that with one of the prettiest coats you’ll see all season!  If you have a girly girl, be sure to layer her up;this winter with this hot pink ruffle coat by Chasing Fireflies. Wear it to school with some leggings or throw it on over a pair of snow bibs. This coat is perfect for all occasions!

Rows of girly ruffles dress up this iridescent hot pink puffer jacket designed with a high collar, storm flap over the zipper, and cozy down inside to keep your child cozy and warm throughout the winter months.  It is also available in navy and purple

If ruffles aren’t your style, be sure to check out some of the other styles that Chasing Fireflies has to offer.

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Appaman

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Combining inspirations from the colorful streets of Brooklyn and memories of whimsical days playing alongside his childhood friend Appaman (a corduroy ape) while growing up in Norway, Appaman founder Harald Husum puts great thought into the details of his ever-changing line of modern children’s wear. Appaman’s boy’s Bowery Coat is no exception to the impeccable detail and craftsmanship of his clothing line. 

With a rich polyester/wool-blended outer layer and an inner lining of silky, quilted padding, stuffed with polyester filling; this military-style coat will keep you little man warm and toasty on cold winter outings. The Bowery Coat has a fitted, fine-tailored look, a raisable collar to protect against windchill (or just to make your stylish little dude look even cooler) and boasts the Appaman logo, patched onto the shoulder. You can choose from two shades:  Navy Blue or Vintage Black, and it comes is sizes 2T-14.

While the Bowery wouldn’t be ideal for hours of snowman and igloo building, it will certainly serve as the perfect coat to dress up or down for your little man’s everyday outerwear needs. 

Top off your little man’s look with the vintage-black, soft-knitted floppy Tilly Hat. This hat will compliment the Bowery Coat just so with an extra added element of style – just like the cherry on top of the icing. (And it will also keep his little ears warm, because that’s important too.)

If the Bowery Coat doesn’t float your boat (we aren’t entirely sure that’s even possible), Appaman has a variety of equally awesome styles for boys, girls and minis. 

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 Garnet Hill

Garnet Hillhas some of the finest winter outerwear to keep your child warm while playing outdoors all winter long. The Snow Day collection is a Garnet Hill exclusive, so if you love their quality and you want something unique for your child, you must check out their three different Snow Day designs.

The Snow Day Parka comes in the cream confetti dot (pictured), cupcakes, or the pony up designs. The Snow Day Pants are made to coordinate, along with the Snow Day Hat, made exclusively for Garnet Hill by Peruvian Trading Company.

The Snow Day Parka and Snow Day Pants are both made of water repellent fabric and filled with Thermolite for a bulk-free warmth to allow your child to move and stay warm. The Snow Day Parka has snug cuff sleeves to help keep cold air off the arms, an elasticized powder skirt to keep snow from coming up the bottom of the jacket, and a fully lined detachable hood for kids who opt for a little
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The Snow Day Pants have adjustable suspenders to allow for a better fit and the bottom of the pant features an inner cuff to allow the hem to come down a bit with the snip of a thread. Finally, the Snow Day Hat adds both extra warmth and cheer with it’s whimsical crocheted design, handmade in Peru.

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Patagonia

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Whether your child will be romping in the snow at the playground, or hitting the slopes, Patagonia is your one stop shop for winter apparel needs. The Baby Nano Puff Jacket is the lightweight, yet super warm jacket that is perfect for your child this winter. Patagonia is famous for their winter line, and its obvious why there is such a high expectation with the brand and quality.

“Patagonia uses PrimaLoft insulation inside insulated garments for its warmth, compressibility, and soft comfort. While the human body uses energy to stay warm, PrimaLoft insulation uses a patented microfiber structure to help the body retain warmth and conserve energy.”

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The proprietary ultra-fine fibers of PrimaLoft insulation form a tight collection of air pockets that trap heat from your body and keep the cold out, providing an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio. PrimaLoft ultra-fine fibers were developed to be water resistant so your insulation stays drier, keeping your kiddo toasty in any winter condition. 

The durable water resistant fabric repels rain and snow, and stays drier, longer. The Baby Nano Puff Jacket is not heavy and restrictive, and is perfect for everyday use, or layer it with a fleece for a fun afternoon of playing in the snow. 

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The Baby Down Sweater Jacket is insulated with traceable 600-fill-power duck down.  With a wind proof, 100% polyester shell and durable water repellant finish, your child will be kept safe from most of the unpleasant elements of winter. The elastic along the back hem keeps the cold out and the 2 zippered hand pockets along with spandex binding at the ends of the sleeves is sure to keep little hands toasty warm. The lightweight, compressible design easily allows added layers on the coldest of days.

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A full length zipper covers the wind flap and ends in a zipper garage which prevents irritation to your child’s chin. The pocket zipper pulls have reflective material, making your child more visible when playing outside on those overcast winter days.  The Baby Down Sweater Jacket will allow unlimited hours of outdoor play while keeping your little one cozy and warm!

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One Step Ahead

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Wherever winter takes your family this year, One Step Ahead has you children covered, warm and dry! They offer a vast selection of winter gear for any climate. Whether your Winters are only slightly chilly, or downright freezing, they have something to fulfill your needs. Their selections are not only warm and functional but also downright adorable! If you are looking for a sporty collection that allows your child the freedom to move and play then the Cozy Cub Collection has your name written all over it!

Some Of Our Favorite Features Include:

  • Waterproof
  • 120g Thinsulate Protection
  • Built In Mitten Clip
  • Reflective Piping
  • Adjustable Hood
  • “Grow With Me” Cuffs

The Cozy Cub Thinsulate Snow Pants and the matching jacket are built specifically with the active child in mind! Is your child growing like a weed? One Step Aheads “Grow With Me” cuffs, found on both the jacket and pants offer and extended wear with just the simple release of a stitch. That way, the suit is guaranteed to fit all through the winter!

Add in One Step Aheads Easy On Snow Boots and your little ones will be set for the Winter Weather from head to toe! These boots have a wide opening, making them easier for kids to pull on themselves! These boots have high-tech Thermolite ® insulation, an anti-microbal lining and are guaranteed to keep their feet warm and dry in even the coldest of temperatures. The entire cozy cub collection was designed with both parents and children in mind! They offer something for both boys and girls of every age!

Minky Thinsulate Snow Pants | Cozy Cub Jacket | Cozy Cub Baby Bunting

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Kushies

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If you have a small child in the mood for some serious snow fun this winter, you’ll flip over the ultra warm and plush 1 Piece Snowsuit from Kushies. Kushies really has the modern mom of an active kid in mind when designing this snowsuit, as it has all the bells and whistles that anyone could ask for. The inside is lined with ultra soft sherpa material, for a luxurious feeling that really envelopes your baby or toddler to keep them warm all day long. Coming in sizes 12m, 18m, and 24m, this 1 piece design is ideal for the newly walking child.

Some of our favorite features include:

  • Faux fur trimmed hood
  • Fold over mitts to keep little fingers toasty warm
  • Attached functional thermometer
  • Pacifier pouch
  • Diagonal zip design for and easy on & off
  • Elastic wrist and ankle cuff to keep the snow out and your baby dry.

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Outer Shell : 60% Nylon / 40% Polyester, Lining – 100% Polyester

Fill : 100% Polyester

Kushies has your child’s needs covered, no matter what age. Check out these other awesome outerwear items to keep them toasty this winter (and the colors are amazing as well!)

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Blue Banana Carbag | Blue Banana Pant | Blue Banana Jacket

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7 A.M. Enfant

If you find it difficult to travel out and about comfortably with your little ones in the winter weather because they hate being bundled in restricting layers of thick winter jackets and accessories, 7 A.M. Enfant’s Blanket 212 Chevron will bring your dreams of outdoor activities to a reality once again. 

This is anything but your average stroller blanket. The Blanket 212 Chevron is designed to fit both car seats and strollers, with 2 length extensions and width expansion capability – making it the perfect winter gear to grow with your child from infancy through youth. 

Some of the Blanket 212 Chevron’s unique features include:

  • 5 point harness openings to make it easily adaptable to any and all strollers and car seats
  • Ergonomic hood with safe-buttoned elastic adjuster
  • hook and loop stroller attachments
  • anti-slip back panel
  • front storage pocket 
  • water repellent outer shell
  • poli insulation and warm, anti-pilling micro-fleece lining
  • entirely machine washable

From trips to the outdoor mall, to mountaintop hikes and caroling in the snow, the Blanket 212 Chevron will keep your little ones warm and toasty from head to toe. 

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Stonz

When it comes to frigid winter temps you can never be too careful in making sure your little ones are cozy and warm when out in the elements. Those little fingers and toes can freeze fast! This is especially true for the tiniest of tots – those babies and toddlers. When it comes to protecting their extremities with ease and cozy comfort, Stonz should be your go-to brand.

Stonz’ signature product, their Booties, are an ingenious shoe design – unlike anything we’ve ever seen! These soft soled tall booties for ages 0-3 slip easily over clothing, (even another pair of shoes if you size up!), protecting little toes and exposed ankles from moisture and chilly air. Made from a water resistant nylon upper with fleece lining and soft, rubberized soles, Stonz Booties are extremely light weight and soft – perfect for developing feet! The extra wide opening along with two adjustable toggles allow you to easily slip these on and adjust the fit as your child grows. Great for wear in fall, winter (add the Sherpa Fleece Linerzfor additional warmth), and spring!

To go along with the Booties, Stonz also makes Mitz – the ultimate solution for finger warmth and protection. Mitz are like booties for your little one’s hands, featuring an “over the arm” design with toggles for a snug fit to keep cold air and moisture out. Featuring 5 layers of warmth and protection, Mitz are the perfect mittens for ages 0-7.

After finding such success in their Booties, Stonz recently launched a line of hardcore winter boots for older children. Stonz Bootz are the lightest, yet most rugged, winter boots we’ve ever felt! These things will keep your kiddo’s tootsies warm down to temps of -58 degrees F (isn’t that just miserable to imagine!?). With a wide opening, Stonz Bootz are easy to slip on and feature three points of tightening for the perfect fit and ultimate protection. Available in sizes for toddlers through age 14.

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Don’t let the crisp air and the snow catch you off guard this year! Stock up now on all the winter essentials for your family. This way when the time comes, all you have to do is bundle up, head outside and marvel in the beauty of the season!

Looking for more Winter clothing ideas? Check out Lourdes Fall/ Winter Collection for 2014

Photo Credits: Kushies by The Memoirs of Megan, Patagonia by The Memoirs of Megan & Kristy T., One Step Ahead by Its A Logical Life, Stonz by Dreams to Do, Chasing Fireflies by Ashley Sisk Photography, Garnet Hill by Katherine, Appaman by With A Red Bird on My Shoulder, 7 A.M Enfant by With A Red Bird On My Shoulder

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Jessica

Jessica is a holistic health counselor and work from home mom living in the middle of nowhere USA with her sweet little boy! She suffers from a serious case of compulsive globe-trotting and is always counting the days until her next move or adventure. You can often find her trying to get in her exercise in by lunging through the park while chasing after her very energetic little boy! She is constantly fueled and energized by her love for healthy eating and occasionally copious amounts of caffeine.

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