Trying to get your toddler to quit squirming long enough for you to wriggle on a pair of mittens is basically a parenting rite of passage. One much easier said than done. Which is why I’m so impressed with the lightweight kids’ fleece pullover with mittens attached I tried out from the new-ish parent-run business EtS Apparel. Because these waterproof mittens zip on at the wrists, getting them on is as easy as putting on a shirt. Okay, so it’s still somewhat of a challenge. But I’ll take an innovation that makes it even a little easier for me. Related: 6 fantastic pairs of kids’ winter boots on sale right now. Hurry! I’ve actually...Read More
From the new kids’ movie Pete’s Dragon to Game of Thrones, dragons are getting a good rep these days. Our kids are even talking about being dragons or dragon trainers for Halloween, so when we saw that these dark, edgy dragon gloves at The Scale Maiden were trending on Etsy, we knew we had to share them. Because chances are, someone in your house is obsessed with dragons too. Related: Putting the BOO in Halloween boots for kids. Of course, it’s not just dragons we love supporting, but small businesses too, so I was really excited to find these in an Etsy shop. Each pair is hand-knit in...Read More
Mittyz totally reinvents mittens for kids. Starting with the fact that kids will actually want to wear them.
Wintery white snowy days are coming whether we are ready for them or not. This year I am going to try to be prepared with updated snow gear for the kids that fits and is comfortable, encouraging longer outdoor playtime. So lucky us, we just discovered Mittyz mittens, a really different new kind of mittens for kids with some smart features designed to keep them on. Not that your kids will want to take them off. Mittyz (also available at Amazon right now at a good discount) are made to slip on hands easily — even over those bulky Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man coat sleeves — and to stay...Read More
When I first saw a pair of WarmMuffs from our friends at 7AM Enfant earlier this winter, my brain instantly filed them under Things You Totally Don’t Need In Life. One arctic freeze of a winter later, I admit I’ve come back to thinking about them. Now I firmly place them in the Things You Totally Don’t Need In Life But Will Probably Be Really Glad You Have During an Arctic Freeze file. Essentially these are super warm, cozy, sleeping bag style stroller mittens, that are designed specifically to grip a stroller handle. The Velcro closure lets you wrap your fingers around the bar for a tighter grip than you’d get with...Read More
The hardest person to keep warm in winter always seems to be the baby–they’re just too small to layer too much, and I hate trying to wrangle them into a coat. So other than layers of baby blankets, I turn to hats, booties, and mittens. This year I’m already obsessing about the Love Winter line of warm winter accessories for toddlers I just discovered from Elks & Angels. The Love Winter hats, booties, and mittens are each available in almond, pink, or grey Australian sheepskin leather, accented with shearling wool, and they are sooooo soft. Seriously, this is pure luxury for your smallest family members....Read More
Still doing your back-to-school shopping? Well, we are. And even if we thought we were done, we always make an exception when we stumble onto those one or two special pieces that we just know will be loved all year. So we’re so delighted to welcome back Jacadi US as a sponsor, which makes that very thing. In fact, their gorgeous-as-always boys and girls clothes include so many of those special pieces this season, we’re having trouble paring it down. So we didn’t. This season’s collection takes inspiration from Parisian stripes, London cable knits and plaids, Scottish prints, and timeless details like...Read More
I’m not the best gardener — my entire vegetable haul, from June to September probably equals little more than one large salad — but gardening really is good for the soul. And, there are always gardening chores that even the smallest kiddos can do, even if it’s just pulling weeds or digging a hole. Smear on some sunscreen, pull on some gloves, and dig in! The super cute, super durable children’s gardening gloves from Ethel Gloves might just be the thing to lure your little ones into the fresh air in early spring. Made with breathable stretch fabric plus a...Read More
Yes, so I ‘m having a winter gloves thing this week. That’s what happens when the weather drops to freezing in the Northeast and my kids, who normally hate bundling up, start complaining about cold fingers. If you’ve got littler ones, and are tired of lost mitten syndrome–either because they don’t stay on well, or because, well, kid lose mittens–7 A.M. Enfant has some wonderful solutions. Mostly known for their fashionable Arctic weight stroller bags for babies, this French company also makes some wonderful accessories. The classic mittens have an elasticized wrist to keep snow and wind out (and baby...Read More
It feels like only yesterday that I was making excuses for forgetting the kids’ sunscreen, and now I’m making excuses for forgetting the kids’ gloves. It’s the season for cold fingers, at least in my neck of the woods, and gloves make a great last minute stocking stuffer–or gift–maybe even for yourself? If you haven’t yet found the perfect hand warmers, and want something a little more unique than the $4.99 poly-blend special from a street vendor, here are just a few cute gloves that have caught my eye, all under $40. The wool-cashmere girls’ gloves from Jacadi are...Read More
I sometimes feel like my son’s mittens are at war with me. I’m either always searching for one or trying to battle against my son’s hands to put them on. Finally, an adorable pair of mittens that appreciate the hand to hand combat we moms have to face every winter. The new handmade Vs Mittens Juniors are a genius way to get your kid to actually look forward to wearing mittens. Each pair comes with one animal predator…and one prey. You can choose from dog vs cat, frog vs fly or bird vs bee. My personal fave is the...Read More
When the heat started clicking through the radiator this past week, I knew it was time to start trading the cotton for wool and bringing the gloves out of the back of the closet. The handknit gloves from Etsy’s Reflections By DS are making me mourn the loss of summer just a little less. While I love the look of the mohair fingerless gloves and cowl set, I’d have to save them for non-child days. (Not sure how well they’d hold up against the velcro of diaper bags.) For every day, I’m totally digging those wool fingerless gloves in...Read More
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