So I never knew I would have so much to say about snowsuits but after going through a few winters with the boys I’m now a pro and can pass on my tips to you.
*Do not be the mom that waits for the snow to hit to have your gear ready, because your kids don’t want to go to the store. Also, the store will be sold out when the time comes. This is coming from experience.
Bibs vs. Suit
I’m fine with both but make sure that you have a dedicated jacket for the snowsuit. Last year I got the boys bibs and had them wear their heavy coat on top. The only problem was that their coat was wet for hours after. (My kids basically have one winter coat).
Elastic straps at the ankles and wrists are vital!
Waterproof vs. Water Resistant
For littles that will not really be out in the snow long, I think water resistant is great. Once my boys were about 2 they were ready to spend HOURS rolling around in the snow. For us we can only have waterproof from here on out.
Be sure to put the gloves on first so that they are under the elastic strap. I prefer “mittens” for the kids because getting on gloves with their wiggly fingers is no fun! These are waterproof and have a clip to keep them together when they aren’t wearing them. Bonus under $15 and come in a million colors. Shop them here.
Here are our favorite everyday gloves for the kids, perfect to take to school and so warm. These are not waterproof but they are so soft and double layer. Only $12.99 . They also come in a mitten version too, find those here.
I think there might be a huge debate on this. Most think to size up so you can get two years out of it (which is a great idea). I prefer ours to fit well so that they can easily move around. They are already lugging around their boys and extra fabric on their legs and arms just slows them down.
These are our favorite! They are inexpensive, waterproof and have adjustable straps to tighten! They also come in a ton of colors. 10% off today too! Click here for boots!