Whilst snow showers can be few and far between in the UK, investing in a baby snowsuit will provide your little one with warmth and protection no matter what the weather throws at you. A pram suit is a wardrobe necessity for a newborn, while a winter suit will protect your curious toddler from the perils of muddy puddles and slippery slopes, meaning they can investigate the world around them without needing a change of clothes.
If you want a snowsuit for a newborn, one with covered feet will ensure their toes stay warm, while toddlers need to be kitted out in a fully waterproof version to protect from the elements. With so many adorable options on sale, we've looked at Amazon, John Lewis and Decathlon to find the most appropriate choice for the unpredictable British weather.
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Babies grow a huge amount within their first year and a snowsuit needs to take this into account. Each size normally covers a fairly narrow span, so it is essential you get the right one. Snowsuits designed with babies up to 6 months aren't made with the same durability and waterproofing as other suits. This is because the main role of these snowsuits is to keep them warm, covering hands and feet becomes top priority.
When your baby gets older, they're going to become more adventurous. They're going to start walking through the snow, playing in the snow, and even skiing on the snow, so you want a suit that can have them covered for all of these activities. For this reason, it is important that from 6 months onward, their snowsuit is waterproof and hard-wearing, but without sacrificing any comfort.
What better way of keeping your feet warm than having a snowsuit with built-in slippers? The built in feet will keep tiny baby oblivious of the cold. However, the reason that snowsuits with feet don't work for older babies it that it is difficult to put shoes over the top. As your baby grows and starts walking, they need a snowsuit that makes it possible for them to wear snow-suitable footwear as well.
How waterproof a snowsuit is becomes more important when they are a bit older and start adventuring through the white stuff, but it is always a factor worth considering. There are different levels of waterproofing. If an item is described as waterproof, it means it shouldn't let in water if its snowing or raining. If it's showerproof, it is slightly waterproof but wouldn't work if it got very wet.
To waterproof snowsuits, makers use a shell made from synthetic material, like polyester. This outer shell is filled with down for warmth. Sometimes, for extra protection, snowsuits are coated in another waterproof layer. Bear in mind snowsuits are chunky so be sure to remove them before placing a child in the car, being too padded prevents seatbelts work efficiently and a child can overheat.
The blank canvas that a fresh covering of snow provides is a great opportunity to stand out in a brightly-coloured snowsuit. These colours can be added to and enhanced by a fun pattern. Whether that's flowers, animals, or maybe even a Christmas theme, you can pick your favourite from the array of creative designs out there.
Bright snowsuits are about more than just their looks; they also have a practical advantage. Once your baby has started to learn to move by themselves, they'll love playing in the snow, and a bright snowsuit that stands out will make them easier to spot so you can keep an eye on them.
A snowsuit should cover all your baby's body but they can be difficult to put on. Good snowsuits have a clever way of getting around struggles. Instead of wiggling your baby in, they have zips that go down the leg. This means that you can simply place your baby in the open snowsuit and zip it up. Double zips allow you more room to get your baby in, but one zip might be more comfortable for your child.
Hoods come as standard on baby snowsuits thanks to their warming abilities and protection. To make them comfier, snowsuit hoods can be lined with a synthetic fur or fleece material, and – as if snowsuits for babies aren't cute enough as they are – some have little animal ears sewn on top. A hood with elastic adds security making them more likely to stay on through all your baby's wriggling.
So, what about their hands? It is less common for snowsuits to incorporate mittens, but it is not unheard of and can be very useful. It is all too easy for a mitten to be lost forever, thrown over the side of a buggy without you noticing. This is why it is especially convenient that, if mittens are included, they are in some way attached to the suit to stop them from being dropped and lost.
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Combinaison Pilote Snowsuit
Waterproof Snowsuit for Babies With Attached Mittens and Boots
Baby Winter Hooded Romper Snowsuit With Gloves Booties
Polyester Waterproof Suit With Fleece Lining, Detachable Mittens and Gloves
Sherpa Lined Colour Changing Baby Bundler
Practical Snowsuit With a Colour Changing Print
Frosty Junior Padded Suit
Ultra-Warm Padded Snowsuit for Older Babies and Toddlers
Snuggly Bunny Baby Bunting Ski Suit
Down Snowsuit With Reflective Detailing for Better Visibility
Children's Break the Ice Snowsuit
Colourful Baby Snowsuit at an Affordable Price
Kids Bugaloo Snowsuit - Magenta
Fleece-Lined, Waterproof Snowsuit With Hand and Feet Covers in Smallest Sizes
Baby Girl's Snuggle Snowsuit
A Comfy Padded Pram Suit for the Winter Months
Babies' Ski/Sledge Snowsuit XWarm Pull'N Fit
The Ideal Snowsuit for Hitting the Slopes
Christmas Themed Snowsuit for Babies and Toddlers
This snowsuit perfectly caters to both younger and older babies. It has mittens and boots that are attached so they don't get lost but are not fixed in place, meaning your child can take them off if they get too hot.
The fur lining perfectly softens the durable, waterproof outer layer. This snowsuit can be worn comfortably all day. It may be quite expensive, but if you want your child to enjoy the snow in maximum comfort with all the extras they could need, this choice ticks all the boxes.
This snowsuit is made with all babies in mind and it is perfectly designed for them. The fun print makes them stand out against a snowy backdrop and with a waterproof outer and fleece lining they will keep snug and dry whilst out adventuring.
What we love most about the JiAmy snowsuits is that they come with detachable mittens and booties, meaning very young babies can be kept warm, but once active, booties can be removed in place of more suitable footwear.
Hatley are known for their pretty designs but also their pragmatic approach to kids clothing. The confetti hearts are sure to appeal to little ones, and that isn't even all that the pattern on this all-in-one has to offer. In the rain, the print changes colour, making it even more magical.
The faux fur-lined hood is wonderfully soft so your baby won't have a problem with having it up in cold or wet weather. Adding to the snugness of this choice is the elasticated cuffs on the arms and legs, keeping the snowsuit well and truly in place.
There's no way the cold is getting through this jacket. With its thick down and polyester material, it's mega warm - the perfect solution to sub-freezing temperatures. The elasticated cuffs stop any draughts from getting in and they can also be adjusted meaning that the suit can be made to fit each individual child better.
The jacket is great for slightly older babies who are starting to venture out of their buggies. It is a great step up from a snowsuit for young babies as it allows your slightly-older baby to be outside and brave the cold.
Insulated with down and a super-soft fleece lining, this snowsuit is just what your child needs when the temperature starts dropping. Columbia is known for making quality winter sportswear for adults, and in this snowsuit, they have created the same for babies.
The pattern on this snowsuit is bright and bold, making it stand out from other choices. But it is not just a cool design that makes this snowsuit stand out – it also has reflective detailing so your baby can be visible even in the dark.
With its little ears and spotty design, this snowsuit is a fun outfit to put on your little one when they want to play in the snow, but one that doesn't require you spending too much money. The water-repellent finish keeps the slush away and the elasticated hood makes sure it stays on nice and tightly.
The inside of this suit is made up of a softer fabric, but it isn't lined with thick faux fur or fleece. This means that it isn't as warm or as soft to the touch as some of the other choices on this list.
As far as functionality goes, this little snowsuit does it all. It is completely waterproof thanks to the polyester outer layer, but this is made extremely comfortable by a fleece lining that goes from head to toe. Slightly trickier to put on with the single zip, but guaranteed to keep your little ones snug once they are zipped up.
This suit is designed for an active baby and with the size range catering for six-month splits, there will be plenty of growing room. The designers have thought through all the minor details though, ensuring that the smallest suit comes with the vital hand and feet covers necessary to keep tiny extremities cosy.
The floral design of this snowsuit might seem at odds with the snowy conditions it's intended for, but soft pastel colours always work well on babies' clothing and this is no different. Plus, there are many different sizes for different ages so you can find the perfect one for your baby.
The material of this snowsuit feels soft to the touch, but this is because it isn't fully waterproof, which could be an issue in heavy snow. It also only has a single zip which that all the way down, which might mean it'll be a bit harder to get your child into.
Thanks to ski groups for toddlers and babies, it is possible for children to get started on the slopes from a very young age. This might not necessarily mean skiing or snowboarding, but even for playing in the snow you want a snowsuit that is going to allow them to be active – and that's exactly what this suit does.
The snowsuit is tailored to older babies and toddlers with sizes starting at 1 year old, which is why it doesn't have any covered feet or hands. This means is it not suitable for babies younger than 12 months, stopping some youngsters from being able to wear this extra-waterproof suit.
Covered in a Rudolph the reindeer pattern with little ears, this snowsuit has the theme of Christmas running through it. The puffy suit both looks and feels cosy, with a polyester shell filled with soft, insulating down. And, to make your baby even warmer, this suit comes with matching shoes and mittens.
The Christmas design of this snowsuit is very cute, but it does mean you might be less willing to get it out after the festive period has pased, a time when snow is definitely still on the cards. It is also not fully waterproof, so you'll have to be careful your child isn't out in the rain or spending too much time in the snow.
No. 1: Timberland｜Combinaison Pilote Snowsuit
No. 2: JiAmy｜Baby Winter Hooded Romper Snowsuit With Gloves Booties
No. 3: Hatley｜Sherpa Lined Colour Changing Baby Bundler
No. 4: Mountain Warehouse｜Frosty Junior Padded Suit
No. 5: Columbia｜Snuggly Bunny Baby Bunting Ski Suit
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