Layering – The Key to Keeping Warm This Winter

The big freeze is here 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. Read on for our top tips on how to keep little explorers warm this winter.

1) Base layers

Our 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. They have been designed to keep warmth radiating from the body circulating round the body. However, if children start racing around, the base layer absorbs the moisture away from the body so it does not stick to the skin. Our thermals are made from a super soft, breathable fabric and do not overheat little ones.

Why we love our base layers:

  • They keep in the heat and wick away moisture
  • They are breathable and comfortable
  • They have handy thumb holes on cuffs to keep sleeves pulled down
  • They are machine washable
  • They are unisex

girls wearing Muddy Puddles thermals and snowboots

2) Warm, windproof jackets

Our ski jackets are the ideal outer layer for winter. With 160gm of padding, fleece lining and a protective 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 zip-off snow gaiter and adjustable cuffs stop snow and wind from creeping in. We have added a handy pop-off hood, perfect for when little skiers are using a helmet. Plus, our ski jackets have a useful device pocket with a headphone slot and ski pass pouch in the sleeve. Your little ones will be visible on the street and on the slopes thanks to the reflective trims and the eye-catching prints.

boy snowboard- Muddy Puddles Blizzard jacket

Why we love our ski jackets:

  • They are extra warm, waterproof (5000mm) and breathable (5000g/m2)
  • They have a practical pop off hood to take off when sun comes out
  • We love their warm paddling and soft fleece lining
  • They have a handy device pocket with headphone slot and a ski pass pocket in ski
  • They come in 3 bold, unisex prints
  • They are machine washable

3) Waterproof trousers

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

Why we love our trousers:

  • They are super waterproof (up to 10000mm) 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 have reflective details and zip pulls for high visibility so you will easily spot your children outside on darker days
  • They are machine washable

4) Cosy accessories

Add one of our children’s knitted bobble hats, a cosy neck warmer or a balaclava to stop biting wind coming in by the neck. It is crucial to have warm ski gloves or mittens tucked in pockets ready to pull on and loop your child’s thumbs through the thumb loop holes of our ski jackets to block out the cold.


5) Warm socks and splash-proof wellies

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.

For wet and muddy walks, our insulated kids wellies are the answer. Have a look at our protective boy’s wellieswellies for girls and even for babies – we have something for everyone. If the snow arrives, our cosy, waterproof kids snowboots with removable inner and elasticated draw cord are ideal.


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