Maybe this is a dumb question... but when did you start putting gloves on your baby? LO is 7mo and she doesn't have any. It sort of never occurred to me to buy any, and now I'm not sure that I should because she constantly has her hands in her mouth so I think gloves might just annoy her and/or get wet and make her hands even more cold?
She isn't really out in the cold much anyways. We have a garage and she has a car seat blanket and I always put a hat on her if it's chilly.
persimmon / 1483 posts
She won't keep mittens on, so we've always bought a northface jacket/bunting where the sleeves flip over into themselves to make mittens.
pea / 15 posts
I live in Canada and so mittens have been a must for the last few weeks - I found these: http://mimitens.myshopify.com/ which have been amazing. They get pulled up over her elbow, under her coat. She can't pull them off, and I thought she wouldn't like having them on but she actually loves them, she holds her hands out for me so that I can put them on!
nectarine / 2641 posts
I mostly used socks at that age. His or mine or both depending on what he was doing.
bananas / 9899 posts
I have some mittens for DD. She's 3 months. They don't have thumbs, they're kinda like scratch mitts only made of warmer wool. She puts her hands in her mouth all the time these days but doesn't when the mittens are on. Probably mostly because she falls asleep as soon as she is in the car.
eggplant / 11408 posts
Yep, because it gets cold here. She just puts the mittens in her mouth, too. Eh
pineapple / 12566 posts
I do. I found mittens that don't have a thumb (which is useless anyways) and the cuffs velcro so you can keep them on pretty tight.
wonderful pear / 26210 posts
I had ones that were part of the bundler, those were great!
I also did use mittens, my son was pretty good about not putting his hands in his mouth.
squash / 13764 posts
At that age? No way. There was no point, if he was outside he was covered in a blanket, or his hands were tucked under cuffs. He is able to keep gloves on now at 2 yrs.
persimmon / 1328 posts
I do when we go out in the pram and it is cold outside. If I put them on outside then he will keep them on if he feels it is necessary - if he takes them off I don't push it. He's 11 months and we use mittens with no thumbs.
wonderful grape / 20453 posts
Only if we were outside for long periods of time.
grapefruit / 4923 posts
not at that age. even at almost 2 years, the chances of mittens staying on are pretty slim so i only try to use them if we're going to be outside for a while.
wonderful cherry / 21504 posts
Last winter in the stroller or carrier we did the fleece bunting thing with foldover mittens. She did chew on them occasionally but it wasn't a big deal. I didn't bother in the car since she always had blankets over her and the car is in a garage. (Our bunting was too thick for the car seat). Or I used the shower cap style car seat cover.
This winter she likes her mittens! She holds out her hands for me to put them on. So cute. But sometimes she pulls them off.
pineapple / 12793 posts
Always. We're in Canada. No mitts = no fingers up here.
pomelo / 5678 posts
Yup. We have some waterproof ones with fleece over the waterproof barrier. When she was a baby we used a down patagonia suit and it had mitten arms that could fold over her hands like mittens. No shoes or mittens needed!
pomegranate / 3890 posts
No just started putting them on my.toddler. didn't put them.on him when he was a baby because I would just use a blanket to cover.his.hands up.
watermelon / 14467 posts
We lost her mittens, so I just put socks on her hands.
cantaloupe / 6171 posts
I've been wondering about this! We have a pair of mittens but they look totally impractical and impossible to keep on so I've never tried them (they came with a hat...).
Does anyone have recommendations for good ones a baby can't pull off easily? Lo HATES her coat and hat with a passion so I imagine mittens will be a challenge
coconut / 8483 posts
Yep! Canada here and it's freezing. I recommend Stonz brand.
honeydew / 7586 posts
We didn't last winter. We had a shower cap bunting for his car seat so we just used that to keep him covered.
This year (18 months) we bought him mittens but only plan to use them at the playground or if he's outside for an extended period of time.
honeydew / 7230 posts
We have mittens, but knowing my kids they would be on the floor in five seconds if I tried to make them wear them. We don't go many places, honestly, but when I do I tuck their hands under their carseat blankets while we go from car to store. If we were going to be outside for a while and not in their car seats, I'd put them into these bunting things with built in hand cover things. They are too bulky for the car seat and a pain to get on in the backseat of the car, so I've only done this once so far!
pineapple / 12802 posts
@Callalily: Oh man. Those things are amazing. Too expensive for me, but WOW. Those are cool.
Yep. Again, in Canada! No mitts mean no fingers.
ETA: Found some at the dollar store and they are great! open up really wide and velcro tight.