What do you get when you have slushy weather and a baby that is walking? The potential for cold, wet feet. Winter conditions call for baby boots that can keep little feet warm and dry. As a parent, I require good tread, durability and a boot that is easy for me to get on and off squirmy toes. Here's a round-up of this season's best baby boots, all which meet my discerning criteria.
Do you have a new baby in the house that isn't quite walking? This list of winter boots for infants will be a great resource for you!
Crocs have traditionally been known as clunky and unsightly. However, in the last year or so, they've really come into themselves in terms of style. And the kids' line is no exception.
Great for walkers, these are water resistant, lightweight, antimicrobial, odor resistant and easy to put on, you couldn't ask for a better (or more fashionable) solution to baby boots for the coming slushy season.
Available in sizes 2–5 and the colors blue; pink; and yellow, these run in sizes that are suitable for new walkers and both boys and girls. If you have a baby that's close to the age of 2, you should check out the Crocband Gust boot which starts at a size 6, and offers the same benefits of the Kosmoboot Littles.
Stride Rite Flurry
Available in both blue and pink, the Stride Rite Flurry is what I consider a "traditional" winter boot for kids. Easy on and off, waterproof nylon upper, and a Thermolite liner to keep feet warm and dry.
Size 5–8 are available, so (on average) these will fit babies starting at around 12 months.
Timberland 'Inclement Traveler'
Timberland boots have been a trusted name in the outdoor industry for years. These baby boots have waterproof seam-sealed construction, hook-and-loop Velcro closure for a perfect fit and adjustability and a lightweight, non-marking rubber outsole for great traction. That makes these a great choice for walkers that are getting a taste of their first snowfall.
Pictured are the boys version, but you can also grab a pair for little girls in pink and white.
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Stride Rite 'Cold Front'
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A miniature moon boot is what this is! I love the "open-wide" feature on this boot because it makes it so easy to slip on when your baby is anxious to get out and play. Velco closure is adjustable and wraps all the way around the boot, keeping snow locked out and feet toasty warm and dry.
Available in pink, navy and white.
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Kamik 'Water Bug'
Buy Direct: Endless.com
Made with a waterproof nylon upper and removable warmth-retaining liner, this baby boot features a thermal insole, a reflective patch for visibility at night and a traction outsole that grips on snow and ice. Adjustable bungee-cord closure makes it easy for independent kids to get on and off, while the midfoot Velcro strap ensures a snug fit.
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