These past few weeks have been soooo cold! Blast those icy winds from the North! I've even had to take out my East Coast Woolen Winter Coat, and even though it makes me look like a homeless person I gratefully put it on every morning to shield me from the winter weather. I can't even imagine what it must be like for folks in the midwest and east coast. Actually, I can -- I lived in Boston for 2 years so I sympathize!
It seems like the cold snap has caught everyone off guard, so everyone's rushing to buy winter gear. The problem is, retailers are already starting to hawk their spring fashions -- fortunately, One Step Ahead is still selling lots of winter clothing, gear and accessories online. In fact, now is a great time to buy (even if it's just to stock up for next winter -- just buy a larger size, you know your child is going to grow into it anyway!), because practically everything in their Cozy Cub Collection is on sale. Here are some Cozy Cub must-haves:
Kids 3-in-1 Snow Jacket
I love, love, love 3-in-1 jackets because they're so versatile! Your child can use the lining on its own as a cozy fleece jacket in the fall, he/she can use the water-repellant outer shell as a rain parka in the spring, or he/she can use both layers zipped together in the snow!
Kids Snow Pants/Snow Bibs with Adjustable Hem
Cold plus wet equals one miserable little person, so these water-repellent snow pants are ideal for snowy play. One Step Ahead has put in lots of parent-friendly, kid-friendly touches like foot stirrups so the inner layer doesn't ride up, removable straps to convert from snow pants to snow bibs, even an extra 2 inches at the hem so you can let it out and your child can keep wearing them a bit longer!
Kids Cozy Cub Vest:
Keeping the torso warm is essential, and this puffy vest does it in such a stylish way. I love the way the back is slightly longer than the front so kids' backs are kept covered even when they bend over!
Baby & Kids Stay-Put Reversible Fleece Hat with Earflaps
The designs on these fleece hats are so adorable, I'd put them on my kids even if they didn't help keep their little heads warm! The ear flap not only keeps ears warm, it also velcroes securely under the chin, so the hat stays put no matter how many snow angels your little angel makes. Check out the hat that One Step Ahead sent me to review:
Love those bright colors and snuggly-soft fleece!
Cozy Cub Stroller Snuggly Bunting:
This is the ONE item I really, really wish had been available when I my eldest was 6 months old and we were braving the Boston winter cold! One Step Ahead sent me a sample of this bunting, and it is really well made. The outer layer is quilted and fits nicely over a stroller, and the inner layer is plush and snuggly so your baby is warm and comfy. Stroller blankets slip and slide, but this zip-up bunting keeps babies snuggly and warm in their strollers. Genius, pure genius.
Win a Cozy Cub Winter Prize Pack!
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a Cozy Cub Winter Prize Pack from One Step Ahead, featuring the following 2 products:
- One Cozy Cub Stroller Snuggly Bunting
- One Stay-Put Reversible Fleece Hat with Earflaps (winner can indicate size and color preference but product will be subject to availability)
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Disclosure: I received a product sample of the Stroller Bunting and Reversible Fleece Hat to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Giveaway prize is provided by One Step Ahead. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.