Since you have to ensure that junior is well bundled up against the chill, you’ll need to take into consideration how much you’d have to pack. And fleece sweaters and snow boots do take up quite a bit of baggage space.
So, we’ve rounded up essential winter gear to prep you for your year-end vacation. No need to fret if you’re doing last-minute shopping ― fashion brands are offering their Autumn-Winter range, which means lots of gorgeous knit sweaters and scarves for your selection.
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WHAT Since Decathlon stocks attire for all types of sports including hiking and skiing, you’re sure to find some gems here when it comes to cold-weather gear. This ski jacket is made for occasional skiing and snowboarding, but it’s perfect for any winter vacation thanks to warm and thick padding. Since the jacket is reversible, bring just one jacket but enjoy two looks. Available for ages 6 to 12.
PARENTS SAY You get great quality at an extremely reasonable price! The thick layers should be able to keep your sweetie warm, too. We love the cheery colour, by the way.
WHAT Your young ’un will look really dashing in his holiday pictures in this lined padded parka. Made of woven fabric, its features include a high stand-up collar, zip with a wind flap, toggles down the front, and hand-warmer pockets to keep your little guy’s hands toasty. Available in sizes for ages 2 to 8 (92 to 128).
PARENTS SAY Your kiddo will make a strong fashion statement in this winter jacket that comes with a detachable lined hood in a faux fur trim. Pick classic navy or black as these shades go well with everything, and will certainly camouflage grime, since kids are such dirt magnets.
WHAT It’s important to keep your neck warm when it’s cold, since it helps you retain your body heat and prevents hypothermia. This red and grey nubby collar is a stylish alternative to a shawl or a scarf. It’s a one-size-fits-all piece that will grow with your child.
PARENTS SAY This piece is super-soft and comfy! Use this piece to transform boring winter attire into something absolutely cheerful and vibrant. Your mini-me can wear it over, or even partially under her coat.
WHAT If you’re planning to trudge in the snow on your vacay, make sure your little one has a durable pair of snow boots to keep his tootsies warm. Kavat’s footwear is waterproof and great for all kinds of outdoor adventures. Available in sizes EU28 to EU35. Spend US$160 on this site to get free international shipping.
PARENTS SAY If you’re looking for super-durable kicks for your kiddos, this is perfect. They’re unisex and will match all types of clothes. We also like that the grip soles provide extra traction, to prevent junior from slipping, while the shock absorption feature is ideal for active kids.
WHAT If you intend to take ski trips regularly with the family, then get them their own ski gloves. Made of waterproof breathable fabric, they are easy to put on fit various sizes, thanks to the adjustable elastic band. Available in black and blue.
PARENTS SAY Whether or not you plan to ski, these gloves will keep little fingers warm and comfortable, as the cotton material locks in the temperature. We also like the lanyards that will keep the pair together when not in use, so as to prevent the loss of a glove.
WHAT Stay extra warm by donning thermal innerwear. Uniqlo’s Heattech stretchy range doesn’t just insulate, it’ll suit even the most active kids. It has even incorporated argan oil in the garment, to help retain moisture on the skin in drier climates. Comes in various designs, including the Turtle Neck long-sleeved T-shirt ($12.90), and the U-neck short-sleeved T-shirt ($9.90). Kid’s sizes 110 to 150 are available.
PARENTS SAY Outfits with Heattech are essential for travelling in cold weather! The fabric is thin, yet it keeps you warm and snug. The slim-fit design means that you can add on more layers without looking like a dumpling, nor it doesn’t take that much space in your luggage. Best of all, it’s all very reasonably priced.
WHAT Made of polyester and elastane, this stretchy leggings will keep your little girl warm in arctic temperatures, especially when worn under another pair of trousers or jeans. Comes with a matching sports jacket ($36 to $46) that you can purchase separately on the site. Available in sizes 3 to 16.
PARENTS SAY Throw a couple of pairs of leggings into your little girl’s suitcase, because they are just so versatile! She can wear them on their own when the weather isn’t too cold, and they are easy to layer when it gets chilly. Little girls will love its bright pink colour.
WHAT Throw this sweet knit poncho over your little one’s outfit to add warmth. Made of acrylic and polyester, the poncho features glittery threads, a ribbed polo neck and a fringed hem. Available in sizes 104 to 152. PARENTS SAY Because the material isn’t too thick, you can even use this poncho back home in Singapore in places with strong air-conditioning.