Winter Suit For Baby

If you’re venturing out with a stroller, Catherine Pound, a paediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, recommends dressing your baby in layers. Start with a long-sleeved onesie, pants and socks or a sleeper, and then add a sweater or zip-up sweatshirt and, finally, a snowsuit. ‘The main thing is to keep the skin covered,’ Dr. Pound says. ‘Nothing goes on under that first layer because it can cause irritation due to sweating.’

If you’re venturing out with a stroller, dress your baby in layers. Start with a long-sleeved onesie and pants, socks or a sleeper, and then add a sweater or zip-up sweatshirt and snowsuit.

To help keep your baby warm, layer him in a onesie, pants and socks or a sleeper. Then add a sweater or zip-up sweatshirt and, finally, put on his snowsuit.

Does Baby Need Snowsuit?

Do babies need snowsuits? Your baby may not need a snow suit if you plan on primarily keeping them inside a car seat with a weather-proof cover or in a baby carrier with coverage. However, if you plan on spending anytime outside with your little one, they can be an essential item.

As we head into winter, it’s important to think ahead about how you will bundle your baby up during the coldest months of the year. Young babies aren’t equipped to manage their own body temperature– this is because babies don’t have a lot of fat on their body, even though they appear to be adorably chunky. They also don’t shiver like adults do, which is one of the body’s ways to warm up.

If you’re wondering if this means your baby should just stay indoors, the answer is no! Young babies just need a little extra help staying cozy and this is where the best winter gear comes in to play. Good snowsuits paired with winter baby gear like light layers, head coverings, gloves, and booties are enough to keep your baby warm on a winter walk or while you chase their older siblings through the snow.

Here are Truly Mama’s recommendations for the best baby snowsuits to keep your little one warm and safe.

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Safely Bundling Up Your Babe

Keeping your baby warm is important, but there are ways of bundling your baby up that can actually cause them harm.

When you’re buckling your child into their car seat, keeping them warm will take a little extra creativity. This is because your baby can’t wear their bunting, coat, or snowsuits in their car seat. Anything puffy will create space between the straps and their body, even if they’re snuggly buckled in. This could be incredibly unsafe if you were in a car accident, actually putting your baby at risk for slipping out of the seat. So, essentially, your baby can’t wear anything thicker than a light fleece in their car seat. That means snowsuits, jackets, and coats are out.

Instead, parents are advised to remove bunting or coats and dress their babies in layers before buckling them in. Then, they can add a blanket or car seat cover on top, just so long as your babe’s face isn’t covered up.

When it comes to picking out bunting or snowsuits that are safe for your baby, you can take comfort in knowing that most manufacturers have done their due diligence to make sure the products don’t pose a risk for babies. Just in case, check for long ties and cords before making a purchase for your baby

Now that I’ve convinced you that my endless review reading is important for my babe and yours, let’s take a look at the best baby bunting and snowsuits for winter.

Best Baby Snowsuit

Old Navy’s Water-Resistant, Frost-Free Snowsuit

This snowsuit is lined with fleece and a quilted, outer layer provides protection from water, snow, and wind. Sewn-in booties, gloves, and a hood mean you’ll get a one-piece option that provides full-coverage for babies newborn to 12 months old. One last thing we love about this snowsuit is the price. Like most Old Navy products, it’s budget-friendly and goes on sale regularly, so watch for a coupon code and grab it up before it sells out!

Sizes 0-24 months

Sewn-in feet


Old Navy

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Best for Serious Snow Play

Carter’s Infant One-Piece Snowsuit

If you’re ready for some serious fun in the snow, this Carter’s snowsuit is where it’s at. Thanks to a polar fleece lining, polyester insulation, and faux-fur trim, your baby will stay perfectly warm and toasty. This snowsuit also has some great parent and baby-friendly features, like a double zip front closure and removable mittens and booties. You can machine-wash this suit on cold, but you’ll want to air or line dry.

Removable mittens + booties

Fleece lining

Double zip closure


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Most Stylish Snowsuit

H&M Snowsuit

This snowsuit is giving me some 80’s leggings vibes with its stirrup straps, but for babies + boots, it makes sense, right? What’s also impressive about this snow suit is that it has a huge range of sizes, all the way from 4 months to 12 years, so you could totally buy matching ones for the whole family. It’s also incredibly affordable and features warm lining, a padded, detachable hood, and water-repellent coating without fluorocarbons.

Stirrup straps

Sizes: 4 months – 12 years

3 colors


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Best Faux Shearling Overalls

H&M Faux Shearling Overalls

Another great find from H&M: these faux shearling overalls are oh-so-soft and will keep your baby warm and cozy. It features a jersey lining to keep your baby gently warm and convenient features like fold-over cuff sleeves for little hands (no trying to keep track of separate mittens!) and a chin guard on top of the zipper. Reviews say it runs true to size and give it almost 5 stars across the board.

3 colors

0-9 months

Jersey lining


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Best 3-in-1 Protection

7AM Enfant Pookie Poncho 3-in-1 Carrier Cover & Stroller Blanket

If you’re looking for a product that can serve the three different functions of 1) keeping your baby warm outside in a carrier while you wear them 2) keep them warm in their car seat and 3) keep them warm in the stroller, this is solution you’ve been waiting for. This genius product is all three of those in one and can seamlessly transition from a car seat cover to a carrier cover to a stroller cover. Plus, it works as a poncho if your baby is in a convertible car seat. It comes with 2 interchangeable hoods so your baby can face in or out and has zippered openings for warming up your hands too. It can fit any stroller or car seat and has a water-repellent outer shell with inner insulation. 100% polyester shell + filling.


2.7″ D x 34″ W x 34.2″ H

Temperature rating: 4°F/-20°C


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The Best Baby Bunting

Patagonia Furry Friends Infant Bunting

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that a well-loved outdoor brand like Patagonia made the top of our list. It’s hard to argue with the quality and warmth of the products they sell. We deemed the Patagonia Baby Furry Friends Bunting as the best for everyday wear because it provides plenty of warmth without the bulk of a snowsuit. Even better, this is a purchase you can feel really good about. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester and it’s fair trade certified. It’s cute as heck too and available in pink, cream, taupe, and animal print with ears and a tail.

Sizes: 0-18 months

4 colors

Fleece bunting


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Best Stroller Bunting

LambPOD Water Repellent Faux Shearling Car Seat/Stroller Bunting

If your winter adventures will be using the stroller, you’ll definitely want to consider this warm and cozy stroller bunting that can also attach directly to a car seat too. It comes in small or medium sizes and is universal for all strollers and car seat, thanks to side strap attachments and a removable back panel for use with a 5-point harness. You can also completely detach the front panel and use it as just a blanket as well. Other great features include: a packet, micro-fleece lining, a water-resistant shell, and it’s machine-washable and safe for the dryer.

Sizes: 0 – 3T

Car seat or stroller

Temperature-rated to 5° Fahrenheit/-15° Celsius


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Best Bunting Bag

Baby Girl’s Allie Down Bunting Quilted Snowsuit

This bunting quilted snowsuit really takes all the guesswork out of keeping your baby warm this winter: no worrying about fitting little legs and feet through, no fussing with boots and warm socks. It’s just a one-piece bunting bag that makes it as easy as zip and done. Plus, it’s unique because it features down feather fill, known for lightweight yet serious insulation for your precious little one. A nylon shell will repel water and make it easy to clean too. Machine-washable.

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