Stroll Warm When Temps Drop
Our picks for winterizing your stroller (yes, that's a thing)
Temps are dropping. “Artic burst” is back in everyone’s vernacular. But being the glass-half-full type, we look at this as an opportunity to add some coziness and style to your stroller. And who doesn’t love a little face lift now and then?
If Your Car Seat Is Pulling Double Duty: If your infant car seat is going from the back seat to the stroller and around again, The Car Seat Cocoon from 7AM Enfant is wind and water repellent and slips over the car seat (not unlike a shower cap) to keep baby warm and cozy without compromising safety. $64, available at 7amenfant.com.
If Details Are Your Thing: At 40 inches, Skip Hop’s Stroll & Go Three-Season Toddler Stroller Footmuff is the longest we’ve tested. Full of thoughtful details like a windproof and water resistant outer shell, a removable winter layer for added warmth (just snap it on or off!), a fleece-lined adjustable collar (perfect for windy days), toy ring, and zippered pocket, the details make this option great for everyday use. $100, available at skiphop.com.
If Snuggly Is What You’re After: Nothing beats JoJo Maman Bebe's Lamb Fleece Footmuff made entirely of— you guessed it— lamb fleece. The fleece is known for adapting to varying temperatures (read: will keep Johnny warm in the winter and cool in the summer) and the front section can be removed to leave just the stroller liner for year-round coziness. $249, available at jojomamanbebe.com.
If Your Stroller Is Your Favorite Accessory: 7 A.M. Enfant has long been known for impeccably combining high fashion with rugged function, that fact being no truer than this season’s chevron Blanket 212. It’s suitable from birth to 4 (it expands!), machine washable, water repellent, and made of premium fiber insulation (like, won’t-even-need-a-coat-sometimes warm) and converts into a large blanket. $172.99, available at buybuybaby.com.
If You’re All About High Tech: The Bugaboo High Performance Footmuff comes with two detachable covers, one with polyester fill for fall and spring and one with duck down for the winter months. Both covers feature shell fabric with Teflon finish, making it water and oil- repellent, windproof and breathable. While the footmuff was designed for use with Bugaboo strollers, it’s been known to work for a variety of makes and models. $189.95, available at albeebaby.com.
And Because The Pushers Should Be Cozy Too: When it comes to cold weather strolling, we believe no stroller is fully dressed without a handmuff. You need one. Trust us. Here are our picks:
Skip Hop's clever addition of a cellphone pocket to their water-resistant, fleece-lined Stroll & Go On-Call Hand Muff, makes the text (or call— there’s a special headphone port) and stroll easier on chilly days. $35, available at skiphop.com.