Winter Clothes and Essentials to Keep Kids Warm This Season

#1 Stay Warm in Sweaters

 

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting crisper, and there’s a hint of chill in the air– winter is nearly here! While we know you and your littles would love to stay inside all winter long sharing mugs of hot chocolate and freshly baked holiday cookies, sometimes you need to brave the cold—and you want to make sure that you all have the right baby clothes for it.

 

Whether you’re wondering how to dress your baby in winter or what’s the best way to bundle up your five-year-old (and how to keep her from losing her gloves constantly!), we’ve built the perfect guide to winter clothes for kids. Read on to learn more about how to keep your little ones snuggly all winter long.

 

#1 Stay Warm in Sweaters

Comfy, cozy and perfect for all the winter activities for kids —it’s no wonder that we look forward to the cold weather all year round. Sweaters are a lovely winter clothing option for kids, as they’ll keep your baby warm while also adding a comfy everyday staple to their wardrobe. We love sweaters with classic touches, like our Fair Isle Sweater in Antique Blue or Stone Gray. This ski slope-inspired knitwear number will have your little one feeling toasty no matter the temperature!

 

Looking for a sweet option for your baby girl? You already know how much we love ruffles. She’ll want to wear her Ruffle Hem Sweater in Antique Blue or Rainbow Hearts all winter long. 

 

If you’re looking for something dressier for all those winter parties and get-togethers, we love our Lace-Up Sweater Tunic in festive Spruce or our Raglan Ruffle Neck Sweater Dress. Pair the baby clothes with our Solid Ruffle Leggings or our Tight Set featuring autumn floral, navy, and oatmeal designs for extra warmth on those chilly winter nights.

 

#2 Bundle Up with Layering Pieces

Properly layering clothes for the winter months is key to keeping your baby warm even while the weather outside is frightful. Here are some layering tips and tricks to follow for maximum coziness:

 

  • Build a good base On the coldest days, it’s important to have a thin layer underneath your child’s or newborn’s winter outfit to keep them extra warm. An easy way to do it is with a bodysuit, like our Ruffled Long Sleeve Layering Bodysuit. These are an effortless option for your littlest ones and newborns, especially when paired with sweetly patterned leggings.

 

  • Stack short sleeves on top of long sleeves Wondering how best to winterize your little one’s closet full of short-sleeved shirts and dresses? Have no fear—layering is your sub-zero secret weapon. Layer a long-sleeved top underneath the short-sleeved top for a cool and cozy winter look. We love the look of a striped long-sleeved tee for a pop of color and pattern.

 

  • Keep cozy with cardigans – Cardigans are one of the most versatile tools in both your wardrobe and your little ones. Comfy enough to wear all day but warm enough to keep you from shivering, these open sweaters make for perfect layering pieces that are also easy for your child to slip on by themselves. We love our Ruffled Cardigan in soft Heather Oatmeal, a classic chunky cardigan, or our Tiered Lightweight Hooded Cardigan, which features a convenient hood for extra warmth.

 

 

  • Leggings and tights – Leggings and tights are a super simple way to cozy up an outfit but also tie it all together. Whether it’s a pair of our Printed Ruffle Leggings or a classic tight set in black, white, or navy, these are a great option for keeping your little one warm and staying stylish this winter.

 

#3 Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

The key to overcoming the chillier months of the year isn’t just the clothing you wear. Accessories go beyond just the finishing touches on an outfit—they also keep you warm and toasty, even when the weather outside is well below freezing. Here are some of our favorite accessories and how we’ll be wearing them this winter: 

 

  • Snuggly beanies – We love the fun pom-pom on this cable knit beanie or our super cool Slouch Beanie for a touch of sleek. Keeping your little one’s head warm in the winter will keep them feeling toasty on even the coldest days.

 

  • Scarves – We wouldn’t leave home without this layering essential. Scarves are your do-it-all winter wonders: they make for great blankets, jackets, hats, you name it!

 

  • Gloves – The right gloves or mittens let your kiddo do everything from playing in the snow to exploring the world around them for hours. We especially love gloves or mittens that can clip to our little one’s winter coat to make sure they don’t get lost.

 

Staying Warm and Cozy with RuffleButts

We know that getting kids dressed and ready can be a challenge at any time of year—let alone when it’s ten below. But with these tricks up your sweater sleeves, you’ll be ready to tackle the winter months (and all the layering that goes with it) head-on.

 

At RuffleButts, we’ve got something for all seasons for you and your little one. We’re all about creating fun, stylish clothes for the modern mama and her babies, all at a price point you’ll love.

 

Sources:

 

Town and Country. The History of the Fair Isle Sweater Isn’t What You’d Expect. https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/fashion-trends/a34966276/fair-isle-sweater-style-history/ 

 

Vogue. Survive the Rest of Winter with These 4 Essential Layering TIps/ https://www.vogue.com/vogueworld/article/stylish-base-layers-winter-outfits