The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting another cold and snowy winter here in Maine. For us, that means bundling up and making the most of the season. But this year, we are also gearing up for the arrival of our third son (our first winter baby!) and I’m realizing there is so much more to think about. While our days may look a little different, bundling up baby to chase after his big brothers is going be essential. He are some of our favorites for keeping babies warm and toasty during his first winter.
1. Babywearing coat
I’m a huge babywearing fan — it’s such a lifesaver when you have more than one kiddo to chase after! Babywearing coats are genius for these cold months. I’m loving the look of the M Coat and this Down Jacket from Mamaway.
2. A cozy and versatile blanket
With a winter baby, I imagine having a soft and warm blanket on hand is key. I’m loving the On the Go Blanket from Bella Bundles, because it is functional and adorable.
3. Soft, warm, practical accessories
Zunato’s Cozie Collection has always been my go-to for their colors and practicality in winter. Their booties are simply the best — they are truly so soft and they actually stay on those little tootsies. Or try these super cute and furry The North Face Booties!
4. Lightweight, warm baby bunting
We are big Patagonia fans and their Down Sweater Bunting is fantastic. This should not be worn in a car seat, for safety reasons, but it is perfect for time outdoors.
5. Socks that actually stay on
Smartwool is our sock of choice for everyone in our house, and baby is no different. For days when baby is out of his footies, we love the Baby Booty Batch from Smartwool. They are soft, warm, breathable, and yes, they stay on.
6. Weather repellent car seat cover
This is going to be a necessity with a busy family of five! We’ll be using the 7 A.M. Enfant Cocooon all winter long. It’s safe for Baby (goes on the outside of the infant car seat), warm, and both wind and water repellent.
7. Warm, yet breathable sleep sack
Sleep sacks are a great way to keep Baby warm and safe as they eliminate the need for a blanket in their crib. The Gunapod from Gunamuna is one of our favorites. It’s innovative WONDERZiP system allows you to control temperature and also allows for easy access for diaper changes.
8. Stroller bunting
Fresh air is key to winter survival and sanity, so in cold climates like Maine, keeping your stroller “weather ready” is important. There are lots of great options out there, but we love the 7 A.M Enfant 212 Blanket Evolution.
What are you favorite products to help keep your baby warm & cozy in the winter?
This post was contributed by Rebecca Spear as part of Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts. You can find more from Rebecca on her blog, Mainely Mama.