Round-Up: Cozy Stroller Buntings, Footmuffs and Blankets

02/22/2012 at 02:00 PM ET
Courtesy 7AM Enfant

Baby, it’s cold outside!

That’s why it’s so important to get the right gear to keep your little one warm.

So, we trolled our favorite online shops for stroller buntings, footmuffs and blankets to keep your cute cargo cozy (and stylish!) while on the go.

See our fave picks below!

When you’re in the mood for a splurge, 7 A.M. Enfant‘s sleek Blanket 212Evolution gives you plenty of bang for your buck.

Starting at $189, this pricey bunting is designed to grow with your child, from infancy to preschool.

The fluffy bomber-like material (with poly insulation) fits nicely into a variety of strollers — add matching booties and hat to complete the arctic look!

For small babies only, the company’s Baby Shield ($138) is warm but lightweight for those chilly spring days — celeb mom Naomi Watts is a fan!

Courtesy Tivoli Couture

Meet the transformer of stroller cover-ups: Tivoli Couture‘s Miracle Wrap Bunting System“] ($98) is a bunting, footmuff and blanket all in one!

The nylon and fleece material keeps your kiddo snug in a variety of ways — on freezing days zip the blanket up to baby’s chin, when it’s warmer, expose the feet. The best part? When old man winter’s gone, it makes a great picnic blanket!

Courtesy Petunia Pickle Bottom

Wrap your little one in plush velour with Petunia Pickle Bottom‘s wind-resistant chenille bunting ($149) that boasts thoughtfully placed zippers which easily tuck baby away from the chill.

Machine washable, it fits children up to a year old and is now available in a classic (and very British!) Earl Grey pattern.

Courtesy J.J. Cole

J.J. Cole‘s weather resistant toddler bunting is a cute (and cost-effective!) way to keep little ones warm in the elements.

The shearling lined Bundleme starts at $43 and has a removable top that comes off quickly for those last minute temperature changes.

Courtesy Nomie Baby

Nomie Baby‘s fleece-lined toddler stroller blanket ($49) is a colorful way to protect baby from harsh winds and bitter cold.

And with 10 percent of all profits donated to infants in NICUs, we can’t think of a better way to warm the heart!

Amy Jamieson

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megan on

The kid with the lollypop looks too old for a stroller, let alone a baby wrap / sleeping bag / whatever you want to call it

Ann on

I don’t think my preschooler will be in a stroller when she reaches that age

Tammy on

The kid in the second picture looks like he’s in a body bag…just sayin’…

Tee on

I live in the deep south of MS, so I can’t imagine buying something like this! I’d be curious to know how many northerners have things like this. Are they practical?

Loralee on

Tee, When we lived in Ohio I had the JJ Cole for my newborn winter baby for his car seat (which fit in his stroller). It was great since I didn’t have to bundle him up in snowsuit underneath. He used only that one winter while he was in an infant seat. I can’t imagine putting a big kid or child in one that Tammy says “looks like a body bag”.

MiB on

Tee, I live far up north, and basically everyone has one here. Buntings are much more convenient than blankets since they don’t fall off, and also sice they give a better wind coverage (wind resistant material and no nasty gaps that let the chill in). Though where I live the kids usually wear a bunting AND a snow suit when they are in their strollers (since they sit still in the strollers they need an extra layer to keep warm). The most popular buntings here are actually made of sheepskin as they’re not only the warmer, but also help the children regulate their temperature and they are moisture wicking. When it gets warmer you just zip off the top and use a blanket when needed.

Melanie on

Tee, we live in Brooklyn and prior to that we were in Chicago for three years. When you live in a major city and are dependent on public transportation and walking rather than a car (and having the ability to pop your kid in and out, etc) it’s a totally different ballgame as far as dressing your child to run errands, etc.

Also once your baby drops their blanket on a nasty NYC sidewalk multiple times in one trip, you really don’t want them snuggling up with it. Keeping everything self-contained is better. We used the JJ Cole version with our two boys and it worked well for us.

Tee on

No, I reckon a blanket wouldn’t be practical at all! Thanks, everyone, for chiming in. I really had never given any thought to how you would keep a child warm in that kind of weather. I’ll bet the sheepskin buntings are nice and toasty!

Lisa on

I live up north and use a sheepskin bunting all the time, its a must have for our family.

Megan and Ann- Before throwing judgment about toddlers in a stroller, think about how many kids that have special needs and/or health issues that have to be in one just to get out of the house. My daughter is 5 and will be in a stroller for a long time because of her health and its frustrating dealing with comments and nasty looks from people that don’t stop to think that there may be a good reason why. You cant ‘see’ a heart condition, etc. so please keep that in mind.

Ann on

Of course I keep that in mind. If you read my comment again, you will notice that I comment on my own preschooler, not special needs children.

Indira on

They are popular here in nyc and practical. I agree the first kid is way too old for a stroller. I work with 2,3 and 4 year olds and it’s hard to imagine any of the 3-4 year olds being pushed around in a stroller on a daily basis.

Kina on

These are pretty popular/practical here in NYC. I have to comment though, I have a two year old who LOOKS like he could be an easy 3-4 years old. He still naps when we’re out, of course (he’s two!). So he will be in a stroller until he’s old enough to stay awake for longer stretches. Let’s not judge; the first kid might look too old for a stroller, but she may not be!

SMiaVS on

My first thought was “that kid looks too old to be in a stroller,” but that could be because I wasn’t particularly thrilled to see one of my preschool students in a stroller after school today. My second thought was that this was a photo shoot and older children are much easier to photograph. So it’s probably just that. Personally, the only time I think a child over 2-2 1/2 should be riding in a stroller is for an occasion like a trip to Disneyland or some other period that would require extended walking, or if there’s some sort of medical condition.

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