Just like their evil cousins, the annoying scarf and hat, a winter mitten (no matter how warm, cute, and fuzzy) may not stick around for long.
Maybe you’re one of those lucky moms with a perfect snow angel who would never rip, drop, or hurl mittens (usually just one… argh!) into random grocery carts, sidewalks, or passing cars. What? That’s not your kid either!?
If you’re like most of us, finding warm mittens that stay on little hands is half the battle. Depending on where you live (hello Minnesota and lots and lots of wet snow), here are a few adorable choices that will ACTUALLY STAY PUT when Old Man Winter comes a’knocking.
See also: Kid’s Snow Boots
1. SnowStoppers Mittens ~ $17 – EDITOR’S CHOICE
Perfect for playing in the snow! SnowStoppers waterproof mittens have a long cuff that goes up to the elbow to ensure the mitts stay in place. Just put them on BEFORE you put your child’s coat on and they won’t fall off (our readers have PROMISED).
Available in Xtra Small (ages 6-18 mos.), Small (ages 1-3), Medium (ages 2-5), Large (ages 4-8), and Xtra Large (ages 7-12).
* Note that Xtra Small has no thumbs.
MimiTENS mittens also stay in place by using an extendable cuff that goes all the way up to your child’s elbows. Made of water-repellent nylon with bamboo/cotton fleece inside for extra warmth and softness, MimiTENS win in the cuteness department!
Bonus: Safety feature – identifying tags are made of reflective 3M Scotchlite tape.
3. Stonz Mittz ~ $29
Adorable mittz with two adjustable toggles ensure a secure fit while little ones’ hands stay warm and dry. Extra long wrists are designed to go over outerwear. Available in cool modern colors.
4. Zutano Fleece Mittens ~ $14.50
Next time your kid sings, “Do you want to build a snowman??”, you can say, “why yes!”