Layering – The Key to Keeping Warm This Winter

There’s a chill in the air and the challenge of keeping children warm emerges again. Cold, unhappy kids is the sure fire way to ruin a day out.

The key to keeping warm is layers and the right kit. Read on for our top tips on how to keep little explorers warm this winter so you can make the most of your family adventures.

children's base layers

1) Thermal Base Layers

Our thermal base layers are perfect to start any outfit with for the frrrreezing weather.

You can think of base layers as a foundation to keep little ones warm. The brilliant thing about children’s thermal tops and bottoms is that they keep in the heat and wick away any moisture, without overheating. They come with handy thumb holes on the cuffs to keep the sleeves nicely pulled down – ideal for chilly temperatures and wintery walks and our snuggly thermal trousers have cuffed ankles, perfect for wearing under waterproof trousers or on their own as cosy pyjamas.

Why we love our base layers:

  • They are made from soft wickable fabric, making them both breathable and comfortable
  • They have handy thumb holes on cuffs to keep sleeves pulled down and cuffed ankles on the trousers
  • They can be worn underneath clothes or worn on their own as super snuggly pyjamas
  • They are machine washable

children wearing thermal baselayers

2) Warm, windproof jackets

Our ski jackets are the ideal outer layer for winter. With 160gm of padding, a soft fleece lining and a ultra waterproof outer shell, little explorers are protected from the chill, snow and wind. Our ski jackets are super warm, waterproof, windproof and breathable. The cosy fleece lining and double storm flap keep the cold out while the secure snow gaiter and adjustable cuffs stop snow and wind from creeping in. Plus we have added a handy ski pass holder on the sleeve. Your little ones will be visible on the street and on the slopes thanks to the reflective trims and the bright bold prints.

girl wearing muddy puddles ski jacket

Why we love our ski jackets:

  • They are ultra warm, waterproof (10,000mm) and breathable (5,000g/m2)
  • We love their warm padding and soft fleece lining
  • They come in 2 bright and bold, unisex prints
  • They have a handy ski pass holder on the sleeve for the slopes
  • They are machine washable

muddy puddles ski jacket

3) Waterproof trousers

When it is wet or muddy outside, waterproof trousers are a must to protect children from getting cold legs. Our fleece-lined and super warm Puddleflex insulated trousers and EcoSplash trousers are designed to be worn over clothing and footwear and they’re perfect for outdoor play on colder days. For chilly, snowy days or skiing, our kids salopettes with padding and robust, waterproof fabric are the answer.

girl making mud pies

Why we love our trousers:

  • They are super waterproof (up to 10,000mm) which makes them perfect for rainy days
  • They are easy to get on and off
  • They are perfect for outdoor play whatever the weather
  • They are machine washable

muddy puddles ecosplash waterproof trousers

4) Cosy accessories

Add a pair of warm gloves or mittens tucked in to pockets, ready to pull on to block out the cold.

Cold toes are often the culprit – we remember how much freezing little toes hurt on icy days. The first step is super warm socks. Our merino mix children’s welly socks have the ideal properties to keep in warmth and wick away moisture.

girl wearing bobble hat on beach

5) Splash-proof wellies

For wet and muddy walks, our insulated kids wellies are the answer. If and when the snow arrives, our cosy, waterproof kids snowboots are ideal.

PuddleFlex wellies

The cold weather will be staying with us for a while so make sure your growing explorers are kitted out correctly so that they can play outside whatever the weather.