Winter Snow Essentials for Kids

Spending time outside with kids in winter can be challenging. Sledding, skiing and snowball fights will drive them mad for more – but you’ll need to be well prepped for their changes in temperature and mood. Start by covering them from head-to-toe in a comfortable winter outfit.


Beanie

Put a stop to the chill and possible ear aches – and add a layer of snowball protection – by dressing your little one in a warm, comfy beanie.

Strap on some goggles - it’ll protect their eyes and help keep their beanie in place
Strap on some goggles - it’ll protect their eyes and help keep their beanie in place

Outdoors: Poma Beanie

Everyday: Anka Beanie

Kids’ Headwear Tip

It can be hard to find your ski buddies on the slopes, so imagine trying to find your youngster amongst hundreds of others. Set your kid apart with a uniquely colourful beanie.

Baselayer

Help your kids ignore the weather by covering their skin with a thermal baselayer. It’s a critical piece of clothing which has a key job – to insulate and draw sweat away from your child’s body.

When you’re considering which type of baselayer to choose for your little person, ask yourself:

  • Does it insulate and wick away moisture effectively?
  • Will it fit easily under their mid and outer layer?
  • Is it itchy?
Baselayers are great under layers or worn as is in your snow resort
Baselayers are great under layers or worn as is in your snow resort

Kids aren’t going to accept itchiness – they’ll be moaning before getting out the door! Keep them happy, warm and dry with a baselayer that works.

Kids’ Baselayer Tip

Kids feel the cold more than adults. Think about adding an extra baselayer – if the sun comes out, simply remove a layer.

Gloves

Children aren’t great at regulating temperature but they’ll let you know when they have cold fingers.

So, gloves or mittens?

For snow play, opt for waterproof gloves to keep their fingers dry
For snow play, opt for waterproof gloves to keep their fingers dry

Gloves will allow youngsters to use their fine motor skills, whereas mittens will potentially keep fingers warmer. Warm hands are a must on the mountain, so invest wisely.

Outdoors: Poma Gloves

Everyday: Anka Gloves

Socks

Cold toes are right up there with cold fingers – they’re unwelcome. Choose the right kind of fabric when buying socks for your brood, so they can focus on their next run rather than their toe temperature.

Think about carrying an extra pair of socks in case some melted snow gets in their boots
Think about carrying an extra pair of socks in case some melted snow gets in their boots

Midlayer

The fundamental characteristic of a midlayer is to protect your kid from wind while retaining body heat. Look for one that will both insulate your young one and offer breathability to help sweat escape.

Two girls ice skating
Midlayer warmth will keep your kids happy in the cold

Kids’ Snow Clothing Tip

Avoid dressing kids in cotton. Cotton absorbs moisture and will make them wet – inevitably shortening your day on the mountain.

Scarf

If you’ve covered every part of your kid’s skin except their neck, why not give them full coverage. A scarf or neck gaiter is an ideal additional accessory to help maximise your young one’s warmth.

Choose a gaiter for the slopes, so there’s no fiddly loose ends for kids to deal with
Choose a gaiter for the slopes, so there’s no fiddly loose ends for kids to deal with

Snow & Outdoors: Anka Neck Gaiter

Outer layer

Another vital part of your nipper’s snow attire is the outer layer. Dressing your kids in waterproof, breathable top layers is essential to keeping them dry – and protecting them when they inevitably create snow angels!

Protective snow apparel with make those snow angels all the more fun
Protective snow apparel with make those snow angels all the more fun

Kids’ Snowsuit Tip

Toilet training toddlers and snow pants equal a nightmare day plus the potential for patches of yellow snow. If a one piece snowsuit is an option, roll with it.

Boots

Think waterproof, warmth and grip. Slipping on icy snow is the last thing you want your youngster to do. A few other questions to ask when deciding on your kid’s boots:

  • Are they easy to get on and off?
  • Do they fit perfectly?
Good grip means less accidents and more skipping
Good grip means less accidents and more skipping

Give your kid the confidence to stomp through the snow making footprints.

Kids’ Footwear Tip

Cold feet mean unhappy kids. Boots that are a fraction too tight or too big can cause cold feet – account for some wriggle room.

Goggles

Kids love to look cool so they’ll want to roll with their favourite sunnies up the slopes. But for better protection and less likelihood of losing eyewear on the mountain, get them some snow goggles with a UPF rating.

Bright, white and ready for anything
Bright, white and ready for anything

Extras

If you’re taking your little person up the piste, a snow helmet is a necessity. Other items that are essential on the mountain include:

  • Sunscreen – snow reflects UV light in bucketloads so pay special attention to your kid’s nose, ears and under their chin
  • Food – the only thing worse than a cold, wet kid is a cold, wet and hungry one
  • Drink – kids will always try to put snow in their mouths so water’s essential, but also consider having electrolytes on hand and a thermos of hot water or hot chocolate

Take a look at our new winter snow gear for kids as part of the Styper Collection.

  1. 20% OFF SALE PRICE
    PolyPRO Kids' Long Sleeve Top v2
    PolyPRO Kids' Long Sleeve Top v2
    Now $7.99
  2. 20% OFF SALE PRICE
    PolyPRO Long Johns Kids v2
    PolyPRO Long Johns Kids v2
    Now $7.99
  3. 20% OFF SALE PRICE
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    Elcho Kids' Down Vest
    Now $71.98
  4. 20% OFF SALE PRICE
    Styper Kids’ Snow Insulated Pants
    Styper Kids’ Snow Insulated Pants
    Now $95.98
  5. 20% OFF SALE PRICE
    Styper Kids’ Snow Insulated Jacket
    Styper Kids’ Snow Insulated Jacket
    Now $119.98
  6. 20% OFF SALE PRICE
    Styper Girl’s Snow Insulated Jacket
    Styper Girl’s Snow Insulated Jacket
    Now $143.98
  7. 20% OFF SALE PRICE
    Styper Boy's Snow Insulated Jacket
    Styper Boy's Snow Insulated Jacket
    Now $143.98