Brrrrr! The Best Gifts for the Winter BabyMichelle Horton
Having a winter baby myself, I know how parents feel about exposing their baby’s delicate, brand-new skin to the harsh winter elements. So as the weather chills and snow starts to fall, here are beautiful gift ideas that any winter baby will love:
1. Nordic Booties
How sweet! These micro-suede baby shoes are lined with faux sheepskin to keep baby’s itty bitty feet nice and warm. (Serena and Lily, $38)
2. The Nuddle
This super soft baby blanket, The Nuddle, $38, is actually quite genius: The blanket is designed to fit around a 5-point harness, making sure that The Nuddle stays put. No more dragging blankets caught under the stroller’s wheel. There’s also a clever foot pocket for when your baby gets a little bigger.
3. Puffer Snowsuit from Hanna Andersson
If anyone knows how to keep kids warm, it’s the Swedish. So leave it to Hanna Andersson to make an adorable, non-bulky snowsuit, insulated with down and Thermolite Plus. To top it off, it’s now on sale for $50 at Hanna Andersson.
4. Baby Leg Warmers
Baby leg warmers serve many purposes: 1. They’re cute; 2. Easier diaper changes; and 3. They protect little knees while crawling. Yet leg warmers are the perfect winter accessory to wear under baby jeans, covering any exposed skin that might peek out into the winter air. (Especially while your baby is being carried around, hiked up on your hip.) And BabyLegs even has a new newborn line of leg warmers for $10 a pair.
5. Hanna Andersson Hats
5. Le Sac Igloo Bunting Bags
6. California Baby products
One of the best products for dry, sensitive baby skin is California Baby — such as this limited-edition Holiday Cheer Gift Tote, above, now only $26.99. This natural, pesticide-free line uses only the best ingredients, and frequently pops up in the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep cosmetic safety database as one of the safest baby products on the market. A winter baby must-have!
In fact, the founder and president of California Baby, Jessica Iclisoy, has a winter baby tip for Babble readers: “In the winter months our skin comes under attack from a variety of sources, so it is extra important to keep it well hydrated. My big tip is to apply your moisturizer straight from the bath or shower while the skin is still damp; this helps to rebalance the skin’s natural barrier: the Stratum Corneum.”
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