Gear up, mamas and papas! Whether you like it or not, the cold winter months are coming, and you can’t just hibernate until it’s warm again. Yes, you have a baby, and cuddling up is probably the dreamiest thing you can think of doing right now. But the reality is, you still have errands to run, school drop-offs to take care of, and pediatrician appointments to go to. So as the forecast shapes up to hit a record low, don’t think of hiding under the covers just yet.

The blanket 212 is the ultimate bunting for baby on-the-go. With its thermal filling and its waterproof outer shell, it adds just the right amount of puff to your baby’s layers to keep him warm and dry from head to toe. If it gets warmer in the afternoon (a mama can dream) and baby’s cocoon gets a little too toasty, you can zip the hood open to let some fresh air in (a definite upgrade from the blanket’s previous version). What’s more, it adapts to any stroller and, with its 2 length extensions, grows with your child from infancy to preschool years.

Though protecting baby from windchills and freezing temps is a top priority, keeping yourself comfortable shouldn’t be an afterthought. If you ask us, the 7 A.M. WarMMuffs are quite possibly the one accessory every parent needs. They attach to any handlebar to keep your mitts (and wrists) cozy while making it easy to tend to your child’s needs. Plus, you won’t need to worry about that glove you keep losing somewhere between home and the playground.

Whether you choose to store your little one’s diapers and pacifiers or your hand cream and other winter skincare essentials, the brand’s large clutch is exactly what you need to tidy up your diaper bag. It’s water-resistant and has two elasticized inside compartments and a zipper front pocket. And if you’re going on a quick coffee run, lighten up your load and swap your heavy sidekick with this slim bag.

Geometrics are in this season, and we love it -- especially for baby’s stuff. It’s an edgy alternative to pastel and monochromatic schemes that are ubiquitous in baby’s world. Indeed, with the Geo print, 7 A.M. vows to add a little twist of modern and cosmic to your commute, and we bet it’ll turn heads as you’re making your way to the park or the pediatrician or daycare. Tempting, right? Well, thanks to our friends at 7 A.M.

Photography by Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis.

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British mom Courtney Barker is sharing the story of how her son, 7-month-old Arthur contracted COVID-19 in the hopes of preventing other families from going through what hers is. Thankfully, little Arthur is now feeling better, but last week he was rushed to the hospital.

His mama recalled the experience in a now-viral Facebook post that is attracting worldwide attention.

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