We all know Boston winters are no joke! It is essential for little ones to get out and play, and being stuck inside all winter is not an option. Here are some ideas for great winter gear to keep your baby, toddler, or big kid toasty warm through this harsh season.


Since babies aren’t running around in the snow, the main winter gear they need is a good bunting and a hat. (Also, check out the stroller accessories at the bottom of this post). I never bothered with booties or gloves because the bunting keeps those fingers and toes nice and warm. 


Columbia infant bunting
iXtreme winter bunting
The NorthFace baby one-piece


Bienvenu winter hat/scarf
Columbia animal beanie

Toddlers and Children

When buying winter clothing for my little one, I always go up a size or two and pray he’ll be able to fit into it the following year (that way I feel like I got my money’s worth!). Children’s consignment stores are great places to find barely used winter clothing, like boots and snow pants.


N’Ice Caps sherpa-lined fleece hat and mitten set
Jan and Jul waterproof stay-on mittens
Lands End kids Peruvian hat


Western Chief Arcterra EX snow boots
Kamik Kids Luke
Bogs classic solid


LL Bean ultralight down jacket
The NorthFace freedom jacket

Snow Pants

OshKosh B’Gosh snow bib
Columbia Snowslope II bib

Stroller Accessories

Nûby stroller weather shield
JJ Cole Bundleme
7A.M. Blanket 212 Evolution

Once you’re all set on winter gear for your baby or big kid, be sure to check out our other advice for surviving winter — like making it through the infant phase, or adjusting to winter as a Boston transplant!