Help your kids stay snug in the coming months with our selection of warm winter gear.
Winter warmers for children
Much more practical but just as cosy as those fiddly to get on and off baby snowsuits. The Velcro fastening keeps the wrap in place better than a blanket (hurray, it won't fall off the pushchair into the nearest puddle!) but means you can whip it off easily to prevent overheating when you go indoors or need to change or feed your baby. There's also a fold at the top to create a hood if needed and openings to feed a pushchair or car seat harness through the back. Use it out on the pushchair or car seat or at home on chilly days.
Made from super-soft microfibre suede with a shearling lining, washable and in a size which works for newborns to 18 months.
Wallaboo Fleece Lined Wrapper, £39.95, Hippychick
Adorable blue suede baby booties to keep teeny little feet warm. Incredibly given the low price they're proper suede but lined with fake fur for super-snugness. They're really soft so won't harm developing feet and come in sizes from birth to 3 months to 12 to 18 months.
Also available in cream.
Faux Fur Lined Bear Pram Boots, £8, M&S
Cute stripy knitted hat and mittens set which provides a good amount of warmth but as they're cotton won't lead to your baby overheating. If you've got a little girl and find this one too boyish, check out the adorable pink polka dot hat and mittens set on the John Lewis website instead, also £10.
Sizes 0-6 months, 6-12 months and 12-18 months.
Knitted Peak Beanie and Mittens, £10, John Lewis
Not the cheapest but if your daughter wants to look good and fend off the cold during winter walks and sledging expeditions this could be a very worthwhile buy. A key difference between this and many cheaper 'puffa' style jackets is the down filling (as opposed to polyester) which makes it both lightweight and extra-warm – it feels a bit like wearing a duvet, albeit one with a furry hood and pockets! Sizes to fit 4 to 13-year-olds.
Pink Down Fur Jacket, £40, Gap
We've been swooning over Accessorize's range of gorgeous girls' woolly hats, scarves and gloves and were spoilt for choice when it came to mentioning just one item. But shown here is the on-trend knitted fairisle scarf, funked up with a dash of lurex and sequins and warmed up with a fleecy lining. Part of a range including a matching 'chullo' hat, ear muffs and mittens. Three different sizes of the gloves and hat cover 3 to 12 year-olds.
Fairisle and Lurex Scarf, £12, Accessorize
Chic woolly ponchos for girls wanting to stay warm in style. Not cheap but the way these are sized (2-4, 6-8, and 10-12) means they could easily provide two winters' worth of wear.
Machine washable and available in grey or brown.
Cable Knit Poncho, £27.99, Chateau de Sable
The boys' version of Gap's popular puffer style coats offers a 100% down filling for ultra-warmth whatever the weather dishes out this winter. Satiny blue fabric brightens it up and nice big pockets keep hands protected from the cold even if they've forgotten/ lost/ refuse to wear their gloves.
If you want one too, Gap has got similar men's and women's puffers in store now.
Blue 'Warmest' Coat, £50, Gap