Winter is here. And when the temperature drops, life can get a little tougher for everyone. But when you're a new mama in negative degrees? That's just unfair. Before you give up and hibernate, though, we've rounded up a few products that can help winter suck a little bit less for moms and their littles.
Check out our top picks for winter with baby and stay warm, mama!
Not only does 7am's Blanket 212 Evolution Extendable Footmuff guarantee a cozy baby in even freezing temperatures, it's also designed with mom in mind. A water-repellant outside makes the muff wind, water, and stain-resistant, while the extendable design means it works for infants through four years old—oh yeah, and it's machine washable (easy cleaning for the win!).
Pro tip: The clever construction not only allows it to unzip into a blanket, it also keeps the five-point harness easily accessible with a removable anti-slip back panel that eliminates extra fabric between baby's back and the harness.
Pushing a stroller through snow and slush is gross and annoying if not downright impossible. If you're missing the freedom of strapping on your little one and exploring the outside world, 7am's stylishly functional K Poncho 3-in-1 Baby Carrier Cover has you (and your baby!) covered. The ultra-cozy pouch attaches to your baby carrier to keep them warm and toasty while you're out and about and even has pockets for you to slip your hands into.
Pro-tip: When they're not strapped onto you, the poncho adapts as a blanket cover for strollers and car seats.
These super-soft swaddle blankets have the same lightweight feel you expect from Bebe au Lait, but the Oh-so-Soft Muslin Swaddles' premium bamboo + cotton muslin ups the cozy factor to eleven. They're also machine washable (perfect for all those newborn spit-up incidents and won't lose their softness in the wash.) We're partial to the supremely on-trend space print, but there are plenty of other patterns to choose from.
Pro tip: The swaddles big size (they're almost four feet long!) mean they're perfect to use as stroller blankets or a play mat.
If you can't imagine giving up your afternoon walks this winter, we've got good news: You don't have to — just make sure you're prepared. The Skip Hop Tech Ready Hand Muff attaches to your stroller bar to fend off frozen fingers, and it comes equipped with a window so you can use your smart phone without exposing yourself to the elements. Game, tech, match, winter winds.
Pro tip: Pair with the 7am Enfant Plushpod footmuff to keep your little as cozy as your hands.
You love the spark in your baby's eye—not so much the sparks flying from their hair in the winter. Static Schmatic was created by two mamas out of all-natural ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, and salt so you can rid your kid of static in their hair and clothes. It doesn't leave any sticky residue, is hypoallergenic, and smells like cookies, meaning applying it is one less battle this winter.
Pro tip: Get Static Schmatic for Clothes for a non-toxic substitute for dryer sheets year-round.
Adults aren't the only ones who battle that winter ashiness. Evereden's super-rich, all-natural face cream is loaded with superfood oils to deliver instant comfort and relief to baby's irritated or flaky skin. Not only does it help heal the winter chap, it also builds a nourishing barrier to prevent it from coming back.
Pro-tip: Post winter bath snuggles are made better with a relaxing baby massage. Evereden's Soothing Baby Massage Oil is a clean five-ingredient formula that locks in moisture and soothes delicate skin. (Babies really have it made, don't they?)
Nothing brings you down in the winter like a stuffy baby. If the sniffles have made their way to your house, give your little one some relief with Babyganics Vapor Bubble Bath with natural menthol, rosemary, and eucalyptus to help open congested noses. (Bonus: Caught your kid's cold? Bathing your baby in the bubble bath will give you the benefit of the vapors as well.)
Pro tip: When you're finally ready to leave the house, toss an Erbaviva organic lip and cheek balm stick in your diaper bag to fend off chapping on those round cheeks and that tiny nose.
It's hard enough to wake up during winter (how does that floor get so cold?), the last thing you need is a baby keeping you up in the wee hours. Fussy baby, meet the Dreamland Baby weighted sack. This weighted sack mimics the soothing pressure of mom's touch with a lightly weighted pad and plush upper panel on baby's chest that have been shown to promote better, longer sleep in babies. (Don't believe the claim? Our cofounder's daughter slept 15 HOURS straight the first night she wore it. SERIOUSLY.)
Pro tip: Sleep, mama. You've earned it 😴