Updated December 2018
There’s nothing quite like a brisk winter walk, especially when wintertime cabin fever is setting in (RED RUM… RED RUM). And while you may work up a sweat pushing the stroller around, your baby is just sitting there in the stroller.
Add a little wintertime wind and… brrrr.
The solution for this is a stroller footmuff and is a must-have in the wintertime (or in San Francisco, the summertime, LOL).
Stroller footmuffs have slits in the back and bottom, so you can pass the straps through and install it into the stroller. Unlike a blanket that will inevitably end up dragging on the ground and getting stuck in the wheels, a footmuff will stay in place for good.
Some people also use these in their car seats, but again, it’s not advised. Also, I like to leave mine in the stroller all winter without having to take it in and out each time because #aintnobodygottimeforthat.
Here are our favorite footmuffs:
1. JJ Cole Original Bundleme ~ $49
The Original JJ Cole Bundleme is still a mommy-favorite after all these years. If your coldest days aren’t terribly cold, this is the footmuff for you. The interior lining is warm, faux shearling that you can zip down to control the temp.
Water/wind resistant. Comes in infant (0-1yr) or toddler size (1-3yrs); choose the toddler size if you’re unsure (it will last longer!).
JJ Cole also offers an “Urban” version for infants (up to 20 lbs) and toddlers (22-80 lbs) at $49 and $59, which is quilted and wind/water resistant – me lovie this one! For those that live in colder environments, check out the Polar Bundleme below.
It’s “three-season” because you’ll use one layer for fall or spring or for milder winters. Add the winter layer for colder weather. If you’re running errands and head indoors, the winter layer unsnaps for instant temperature control.
3. JJ Cole Polar Bundleme ~ $119 (EDITOR’S PICK)
For those of you who live north of the Mason-Dixon line, the Bundleme Polar is the King of the Bundleme collection. Before you balk at the price, keep in mind that this Bundleme has an expandable bottom that grows with your child (from 0-4 years), so you won’t ever have to buy a larger size.
The soft thermaplush interior and the cozy hood maximize heat retention. It also has a wipeable foot area that opens completely to accommodate shoes and a removable top for easy temperature control.
4. 7 A.M. Enfant LambPOD ~ $126
7 A.M. Enfant, a socially-responsible company, makes cozy, heavyweight car seat and stroller cover/footmuffs designed for temperatures down to 5 degrees F. Their LambPod sizes run S/M (0-18M) and M/L (18M-3T). Water repellent.
5. 7 A.M. Enfant Blanket “212” ~ $189
Much like the JJ Cole “Polar” Bundleme, the beloved Blanket 212 from 7 A.M. Enfant also grows with your baby through the toddler years with extendable panels.
A bit more upmarket, the Blanket 212 has a more contemporary design and comes in a variety of fashions. It can also convert into a large blanket. Suitable for down to -4 degrees F.
7 A.M. Enfant Duo ~ $88
Head off turf battles in a side-by-side stroller with the Duo by 7 A.M. Enfant.
The bottom portion slips over the stroller frame and can be tightened with an elastic drawstring to hold it in place. A center zipper allows children to easily climb in and out of the stroller, one at a time or together. Use from 0-4 years. Perfect for twins too!
Mom, we didn’t forget about you! Those of you pushing a stroller in a cold climate will totally appreciate a good hand muff.
Here are our favorite handmuffs:
1. 7 A.M. Enfant WarMMuffs ~ $42
These stroller gloves also stay attached to the stroller where they belong, so you can tend to buckling and zipping baby with your bare hands.
2. Skip Hop Stroll & Go Handmuff ~ $35
For all you techies out there, now you can be all matchey-matchey with your Skip Hop Stroll & Go Three-Season Footmuff. What we love about this handmuff is that it allows you to see your calls and texts via the viewing window and it also has a port for headphones, score! Fits any stroller.