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The Best Winter Baby Clothes to Keep Your Little One Warm + Cozy
January 8, 2024

The Best Winter Baby Clothes to Keep Your Little One Warm + Cozy

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What to add to your baby's wardrobe to keep them warm and cozy as the temperature starts to dip.The Best Winter Baby Clothes to Keep Your Little One Warm + Cozy

It may be cold outside, but is there anything cuter than a bundled-up baby? It’s all about striking a balance when you’re shopping for winter baby clothes and essentials for your little one. You don’t want them too cold, but you don’t want to overheat them with too many layers, either. You’ll also want to think about the climate where you live and your lifestyle.

Do you love outdoor winter activities or are you more of a hibernate-til-the-spring family? Will you be walking outside with your baby most days even if it’s cold, or spend more time in the car running errands? This can help you decide what type of outerwear, clothing and accessories you’ll need for those chillier months. Plus, if you’re registering now, it’s a great idea to add this category of baby clothes—here are some tips on registering for baby clothes.

One winter safety tip to keep in mind: winter coats and car seats don’t mix. Coats and other thick layers are bulky, and no matter how much you tighten your car seat straps, you’ll leave behind a few inches of slack—and that means your baby may slide out of their seat in the event of a crash. Instead, dress your baby or toddler in two to four thin layers or use a blanket or car seat cover that fits over (never under) your seat’s straps.

Outerwear and Cozy Layers

Baby outwear can be a little confusing, especially for first-time parents, so keep these basics in mind. It’s always easier to add layers than to remove them. Add a footmuff or heavy blanket to your stroller and you won’t need a super warm coat. (You can move to a warmer coat once your little one starts walking and wants to be out of the stroller more.) And a warm bunting is perfect if you’re babywearing during the winter or if your little one is in a bassinet.

Magnetic Me Fleece Pram - Grey, Newborn.

Magnetic Me 
Fleece Pram

This one-piece fleece suit features magnetic closures for easy on and off.
Widgeon Warmplus Favorite Water Repellent Polartec Fleece Jacket.

Widgeon 
Warmplus Favorite Water Repellent Polartec Fleece Jacket

A midweight fleece jacket with a flap design for easy access and a hood for extra warmth.
Patagonia Infant Hi-Loft Down Sweater Bunting.

Patagonia 
Infant Hi-Loft Down Sweater Bunting

If you’re planning to spend a lot of time outdoors in chilly weather this winter with your baby, this bunting is 100% worth the splurge.
Primary Baby puffer suit.

Primary 
Baby puffer suit

A lighter-weight bunting at a much more affordable price.
Magnetic Me Fleece Jacket - Cream, 0-6 Months.

Magnetic Me 
Fleece Jacket

Magnetic closures to make getting dressed easy and an ultra-soft fleece.
L.L.Bean Infants' Wicked Warm Underwear One-Piece.

L.L.Bean 
Infants' Wicked Warm Underwear One-Piece

This midweight one-piece makes the perfect first layer for the littlest family member if you’re heading out in the cold for the day.
Goumi Kids x Babylist Fleece Bear Ear Baby Bunting Suit - Clay, 0-3 M.

Goumi Kids x Babylist 
Fleece Bear Ear Baby Bunting Suit

This soft bunting features wrist and ankle cuffs, plus a bear ear hood for extra cuteness.
Burt's Bees Baby Organic Sleep & Play Footie Pajamas - Moonlight Clouds, 0-3 Months.

Burt's Bees Baby 
Organic Sleep & Play Footie Pajamas

These footies keep baby cozy from playtime to bedtime.
Carter's Cardigan - Light Pink, 6 M.

Carter's 
Cardigan

A chunky knit cardigan that’s just right for layering.
Goumi Kids Fleece Baby One Piece - Spruce, 3-6 M.

Goumi Kids 
Fleece Baby One Piece

Recycled sherpa fabric makes this warm and soft for baby.
Goumi Kids Organic Cotton Knit Oversized Sweater - Bark, 6-12 M.

Goumi Kids 
Organic Cotton Knit Oversized Sweater

A boxy sweater is both comfortable and chic.
7AM Enfant Boxy Long Sleeved Jumpsuit - Ash Rose, 3-6 M.

7AM Enfant 
Boxy Long Sleeved Jumpsuit

The softest fabric makes a nice little cocoon for inside or out.

Winter Accessories

Tiny hats and mittens are more than just cute—they’ll help keep your little one warm and comfortable all winter long. Baby pulling off their hat? Try one with a tie bottom or a snap closure.

Zutano Cozie Fleece Bootie - Heather Grey, 3 M.

Zutano 
Cozie Fleece Bootie

These fleece booties are more than just warm—they’re the only ones that actually stay on.
UGG Bixbee Bootie.

UGG 
Bixbee Bootie

Baby UGGs, anyone? (Yes, please.)
7AM Enfant Beanies (2 Pack) - Pecan, Amber, 0-6 M.

7AM Enfant 
Beanies (2 Pack)

The cutest baby and toddler beanie around.
MORI Ribbed Hat - Ecru, 0-3m.

MORI 
Ribbed Hat

This ribbed hat is ideal if you live in a climate that gets cool but not too chilly.
Magnetic Me Fleece Hat - Grey, 0-6 M.

Magnetic Me 
Fleece Hat

If your baby is constantly trying to pull off their hat, try this one.
Zutano Cozie Fleece Lined Mitten - Grey.

Zutano 
Cozie Fleece Lined Mitten

Warm, cozy fleece and an attached cord so you’ll never go searching for a lost mitten.
Goumi Kids Stay On Knit Baby Mitts - Bark, 0-3 M.

Goumi Kids 
Stay On Knit Baby Mitts

These baby mitts feature an adjustable fit and ribbed knit around the wrist for added warmth.
Burt's Bees Baby Cable Knit Knee-High Socks (3 Pack) - Multi, 12-24 Months.

Burt's Bees Baby 
Cable Knit Knee-High Socks (3 Pack)

Cable knit and the slightly higher style means these are great for winter.
7AM Enfant Mitten, Hat and Blanket Set - Cameo, 6-12 M.

7AM Enfant 
Mitten, Hat and Blanket Set

This three-piece set checks off the essentials for a winter outing.

Footmuffs and Blankets

A stroller footmuff (sometimes called a stroller bunting) is like a warm, cozy sleeping bag for your baby when you’re on the go. Footmuffs feature cutouts in the back and bottom for your stroller’s harness straps. Many also feature adjustable bottoms so you can use them as your baby grows. Some footmuffs are universal, so they’ll fit almost any brand and model of stroller; others are made to fit specific stroller brands.

7AM Enfant Benji Blanket 212 Evolution - Cognac Quilted, 6 M-4 T.

7AM Enfant 
Benji Blanket 212 Evolution

Waterproof and super warm, this stroller bunting is the only one you’ll need from the baby days through the toddler years.
JJ Cole Original BundleMe Infant Bunting Bag - Black.

JJ Cole 
Original BundleMe Infant Bunting Bag

This affordable bunting is safe for use with an infant car seat.
Bugaboo High Performance Footmuff - Stellar Steel Blue.

Bugaboo 
High Performance Footmuff

If you have a Bugaboo stroller, this adjustable footmuff is the perfect accessory for keeping your baby warm all winter long.
Babyzen YOYO Footmuff - Aqua.

Babyzen 
YOYO Footmuff

This footmuff is made just for the YOYO stroller and comes in lots of on-trend colors.
Simka Rose Waffle Blanket - Clay.

Simka Rose 
Waffle Blanket

A waffle knit, lightweight blanket for easy layering.
Oilo Studio Jersey Cuddle Blanket - Misty Mountain.

Oilo Studio 
Jersey Cuddle Blanket

This blanket features a chenille layer on one side and a soft cotton jersey on the other.
Crane Baby Cotton Chambray Baby Quilt - Blue Chambray.

Crane Baby 
Cotton Chambray Baby Quilt

This quilt works as a blanket for older toddlers or as a soft spot to play for babies.
Carter's Plush Blanket - Brown.

Carter's 
Plush Blanket

Affordable and warm, keep this fuzzy blanket in your stroller basket for colder days.

Cold Weather Swaddles

Sometimes called a wearable blanket, a sleep sack helps to keep your baby warm in their crib without using loose blankets. These sleep sacks are specifically designed for chillier temps. How can you tell? Check their TOG, which stands for Thermal Overall Grade, a term that indicates how much heat the fabric retains.

Halo SleepSack Swaddle micro fleece - Charcoal Mini Stars, Small.

Halo 
SleepSack Swaddle micro fleece

This well-priced 3.0 TOG fleece sleep sack works as both a swaddle for younger babies and a wearable blanket for older ones.
ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag 2.5 Tog - Night Sky, 2-4 Years.

ergoPouch 
Sleep Suit Bag 2.5 Tog

Great for older babies and toddlers, the Sleep Suit converts from a sleep bag to a sleep suit using four-way zippers and works in room temperatures from 61 to 71 degrees.
Loulou Lollipop TENCEL Sleep Bag 2.5 Tog - Heather Oatmeal, 3-12 M.

Loulou Lollipop 
TENCEL Sleep Bag 2.5 Tog

This sleep bag isn’t just warm—it’s one of the softest around.
Woolino 4 Season Ultimate Baby Sleep Bag - Gray, 0-2 Years.

Woolino 
4 Season Ultimate Baby Sleep Bag

Merino wool is a unique fabric that keeps your baby warm all winter and keeps them cool during the summer, too.
Kyte Baby 2.5 TOG Bamboo Sleep Bag - Cloud, 0-6 Months.

Kyte Baby 
2.5 TOG Bamboo Sleep Bag

Bamboo makes it super soft, and the extra length gives room to wiggle and grow.

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