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6 Tips for Dressing Your Child for the Winter

6 Tips for Dressing Your Child for the WinterOver the weekend we got our first snow fall for the season. While it’s all gone now and has been replaced by rain, I know that full-on winter will be here soon.

With winter comes a larger get-ready time and more and more outdoor clothing for the kids. Each year I curse as the day draws closer where my kids need full-on winter coats, snowpants and boots — it always seems like a struggle with my kids.

There are some tips I have picked up along the way when it comes to dressing my children for the winter. Practical tips that save money, time and kid-anguish that make the winter time just that much easier for us.

Click through to read 6 tips for dressing your child for the winter: 


  • Get a Coat with Liner 1 of 6
    Get a Coat with Liner
    If you have a child who complains about the different temperatures, a coat with an inner lining and an outer shell with be a huge plus. They can take off the outer part if they're too hot, but put it on when it's cold out. Plus, spring coat and winter coat in one!
    Get one of your own to give from Target, $59.99
  • Make Sure Boots Have Drawstring 2 of 6
    Make Sure Boots Have Drawstring
    Warm boots are a must for the wintertime and getting boots that your kid can put on themselves is a big help. Getting boots that your child can just push their foot into and tighten with a drawstring is a plus.
    Get one of your own to give from Target, $29.99
  • Buy Snowpants with Straps 3 of 6
    Buy Snowpants with Straps
    If you're wanting to get more bang for your buck, invest in some snowpants that have the adjustable shoulder straps. That way you can buy a pair that should last more than one winter -- totally practical!
    Get one of your own to give from Target, $17.99
  • Layer Loose Fitting Socks 4 of 6
    Layer Loose Fitting Socks
    If your child's feet get cold or slightly wet in the snow, layer on loose fitting socks that are a size too big. This will keep their feet warm, but not give them that tight constricted feeling that may cause hassle.
    Get one of your own to give from Target, $8.49
  • Dress in Thermal Wear 5 of 6
    Dress in Thermal Wear
    When it's really cold out being practical means layering. Dress your child in thermal wear that is breathable won't cause a fight and it's practical.
    Get one of your own to give from Target, $8.00
  • Let Your Child Choose Their Hat and Scarf 6 of 6
    Let Your Child Choose Their Hat and Scarf
    Getting my child to wear a hat and scarf always seems to be a battle. Many hats are perfect for the winter so choosing specs are not as important. My tip, if you want your child to wear it, allow them to pick out their own hat. It works for us!
    Get one of your own to give from Target, $7.00

Photo credit: adapted from iStockphoto

Do you keep your family festively stylish during the holidays? We’re giving away three $50 Target giftcards to brighten the season! To enter for a chance to win, simply comment on this post with a personal tip on how you dress your children conveniently — and with style — during the holidays!

A big thanks to Target for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

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