Ready for La Nina? Top 5 Picks For Warm Winter Dressing
Unlike last year’s unusually mild winter (good for us, not so good for the Olympics), this year’s Vancouver winter is predicted to be more cold and snowy. La Nina, which usually follows a strong El Nino like last year, is a large climate pattern that brings cool ocean temperatures to the Pacific Northwest. Translation: we’re in for a cold one!
We asked Yan Lu, owner of North Vancouver’s Active Baby, what her top picks were for keeping your little bambinos warm and dry this winter. Here’s what she had to say.
Hatley Raincoat, $44
Says Yan: “Very cute print design with a very soft terry lining. This raincoat will never go stiff in the cold.”
With its collection of cute prints, Hatley’s raincoats are 100% PVC free and completely waterproof. This rain jacket has a cozy terry lining, so even your littlest puddle jumpers will feel comfy. Complete the outfit with matching boots or an umbrella. Find out more.
Columbia Bugababy Interchange Bunting Suit, $99
Says Yan: “Everything your little baby will need.”
This set may seem pricey, but don’t be fooled. Columbia’s Bugababy Interchange Bunting Suit is three jackets in one. Your baby can wear just the lining to keep the winter chill away. Or wear only the outer waterproof layer – perfect to keep dry on rainy days, even in the warmer months. Combine the two and you have the perfect suit for winter. Perfectly streamlined to avoid extra bulk while baby rides in a carrier. Find out more.
Patagonia Reversible Puff Ball Jacket, $110 (and Pants, $70)
Says Yan: “Durable water repellent feature, 90% recyclable, wind resistant and reversible! This set will keep your baby warm.”
Two jackets in one, the Patagonia Reversible Puff Ball Jacket reverses to a quilted side. Recyclable through Patagonia’s Common Threads Recycling Program, where Patagonia will reclaim your unused garments and turn them into new clothing. Find out more.
Columbia Little Lumberjack Set, $100
Says Yan: “This jacket and a bib pant set is fully lined with a pillow-soft fleece. It’s super warm and perfect against your baby’s sensitive skin. Made with waterproof fabric.”
Part of the classic snow suit, bib pants are ultra comfortable and allow your kids to move freely. The zippered inseam of these pants also allow for fast diaper changes. Find out more.
Sorel Snow Commander Snow Boots, $50
Says Yan: “One of the best children’s snow boots, keep warm at -32.C and -25.F, water resistant and insulated.”
Through rain, sleet, and snow, your kids’ feet will stay warm and dry in these high-tech snow boots. Find out more.
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