In theory, you may get through two entire winter seasons without your baby ever walking, depending on when he or she takes their first steps. If you're facing a snowy season with a baby that's not yet walking, you may be wondering about what type of boots to buy. You're looking for warm, lightweight boots; don't worry about things like a sturdy sole or waterproof upper.
Need help deciding what size to buy? Consult this baby shoe size chart.
And if you have a baby that's already walking, you should consult this list of winter boots for babies that focus more on tread and stability.
Not only are these boots completely adorable, parents report they are warm and cozy too.
Created with the traditional UGG super-soft suede upper and lined with their trademark shearling, this boot is an easy on-and-off thanks to the non-adjustable stretchy laces in the front. A thin silicone coating on the bottom provides for just a bit of traction in case your little one is contemplating those first steps.
Parents do report that these run a bit small, so consider buying one size larger than you normally would order. Additionally, it's important to understand how to care for UGG boots before you make a purchase.
Priced at $50, this is the most expensive boot of the bunch.
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Available in pink and blue, there's a pair for any baby, no matter if you're buying for a boy or girl.
Lined with fleece, this is a cozy boot that is perfect for babies not yet walking because it lacks a tread and is only water-repellant, not waterproof. Instead, the sole is a soft and flexible suede. These boots also carry a nylon upper, extra-wide gusset tongue, and hook and loop closure, which means you can get them on and off easily and you'll always have a snug fit.
Available through Zappos, the Kamik Kids Snowpup is priced at around $30 and is available in sizes Infant 1 through Toddler 6.
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If I could get away with wearing a boot like this all day long, I probably would. Soft, cozy, and comfortable, this North Face fleece booties gets great reviews with parents.
The North Face is known for its high quality and this boot is no exception. With a hook and loop Velcro closure, light traction for new walkers, hidden elastic for a secure fit, and HeatSeeker insulation to keep little toes warm, this is a win-win as far as I'm concerned.
The only downside I can find is that this style is only available in sizes 1-4, which is a bummer for kids that are just over a year old and likely wearing a size 5.
Priced at just under $30, this boot is available in both blue and pink.
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Robeez are one of the best shoes around for babies and new walkers, thanks to their soft, flexible soles.
These boots are no exception. With a flexible sole and down fill, the Lil Snow Dayz winter boot for infants and babies is warm and cozy for sure, carrying a cold rating of 37 degrees Farenheit. An elasticized ankle — standard on Robeez — ensures a snug fit and keeps curious babies from pulling them off. A light tread on the bottom provides a touch of traction for early walkers.
And because Robeez appreciates how messy babies can be, they've made sure these boots are totally machine washable as well.
Priced at $36, this is a great mid-priced boot.
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Unfortunately, I can only find these in navy blue and brown right not, but it's such a great boot I couldn't resist putting it on the list. Plus, brown is a unisex color, right?
Pediped is a great shoe for a number of reasons. Celebrities children are seen in them all the time and the quality of the shoe has been recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The mantra of the company is "comfort, quality, and style," and it shows in every pair they make.
In regards to the Original Henry Boot, your baby will enjoy a soft shearling lining, a wide toe box, and flexible suede upper. Thought these could be worn to walk around outside, I would not recommend it unless the pavement is dry.
Priced at between $30 and $40 (depending on where you purchase them), this is a moderately priced boot and well worth the price. Parents love Pediped and the brand has received an excellent review by Desiree Stimpert, our Guide to Shoes.