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Welcome to our big baby snowsuit test 2022. Here we present all the baby snowsuits that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web.

With this, we would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best baby snowsuit for you.

You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy a product.




Summary

  • A baby snowsuit should keep the child nice and warm even at minus temperatures, which is achieved by a soft filling of cotton wool or down
  • There are different models that are adapted to the area of use. For activities in the snow, the overall should be wind- and water-repellent, but also breathable.
  • Prices vary depending on the material and workmanship. You should therefore pay attention to the price/performance ratio.

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Guide: Questions you should deal with before buying a baby snowsuit

At what temperatures should you start wearing a snowsuit?

If the temperature outside is 0° or has already dropped below freezing, you should dress your baby warmly in a winter overall so that he or she does not freeze.

In order not to expose your child to any health risks when romping in the snow, warm clothing is essential. (Image source: pixabay.com / 647980)

If the temperature is a little higher, you can add tights or a cosy jacket to your baby's normal clothing to keep him or her warm.

Note: Wrapping up too thickly is not the right way either!

If the baby sweats too much, it can catch a cold more easily. Therefore, if in doubt, check the baby's temperature. The best place to do this is around the neck. If it is very warm or humid there, you should leave out a layer of clothing.

Which size is the right one?

When choosing the right size, the baby's age is an important guide. Wool and fleece models are available from size 50 for the very young. Water-repellent versions usually start from size 70.

The following table clearly summarises various baby sizes including length specifications:

Age length chest circumference shoulder sleeve
Size 70(0-6 months) 60cm 70cm 24cm 31cm
Size 80 (6-12 months) 65cm 74cm 25cm 35cm
Size 90 (12-18 months) 70cm 78cm 26cm 39cm
Size 100 (18-24 months) 74cm 82cm 30cm 43cm

Keep in mind that some children grow faster than others! If you are in doubt, you can check whether the size corresponds to the measurements given.

It is also important to read and follow the manufacturer's instructions for the products, as fits can vary between different manufacturers.

It is advisable to buy the snowwear a little bigger, so that you and your baby can enjoy it for longer.

Models with turn-up cuffs on the arms and legs allow you to adjust the size and offer additional protection from the cold.

For what purpose do I need a snowsuit?

You should also think carefully about the area of use of the winter overall. If the baby is already a bit bigger and can walk, it needs a different suit than, for example, newborns who only lie in the pram and don't move that much yet.

Your child is already somewhat protected from the winter weather by the footmuff of the pram and therefore needs a not quite so warm one-piece suit.

Overalls made of fleece, wool or nickel fabric would be suitable. This way the baby still has enough freedom of movement in the pram despite the footmuff and blanket.

For toddlers who can already crawl or walk and thus come into contact with snow and ice, a snow suit is recommended that is well lined and made of a waterproof or water-repellent material.

What outer material should the snow overall be made of?

If the area of use is outside the pram, water-repellent materials such as polyester, polyamide and polyurethane are suitable.

They protect the child from moisture and even an icy wind cannot harm you.

When buying a stroller, look for the water column rating! The higher the value, the more waterproof the fabric. For comparison: in Germany, a fabric is considered waterproof if it has a water column of 1,300 millimetres or more.

Which filling is best?

Just as with the outer material, there are also some differences in the filling. A baby overall can be filled with different materials.

Most baby snowsuits are made of soft padding that keeps the little ones cosy and warm, but also has enough flexibility not to restrict the baby's movements.

Did you know that snowsuits for babies should be padded?

The padding keeps your baby extra warm.

Another option is down filling, which is made of duck or goose feathers, just like a down jacket. However, overalls with feather filling are more expensive than models with padding.

Since babies usually outgrow their overalls after just one season, you should think twice about making the investment. However, a used branded overall with down can be easily resold on sales portals such as Ebay and children's bazaars.

Lining and filling are not the same. But the question is which filling is best suited, or what properties the different fillings have.

Filling Special features
Down Thermal protection function and excellent insulation properties, breathable
Padding Improves shape, durability and wearing properties, cotton wool makes it softer
Polyester fleece High tensile strength and stretch performance, thermal stability, ageing resistance
Cotton Absorbent, skin-friendly, heat-resistant, hard-wearing and low allergy potential

How much does a baby snowsuit cost?

As with almost all baby products, there is a wide price range for snowsuits. This is also strongly related to the material properties, as just indicated with down.

A fleece overall for the much-used pram is cheaper than a waterproof ski suit filled with down.

So before buying, the intended use should be well considered. Depending on the material and brand, there are models starting at €17.99. But you can also find suits for over a hundred euros, especially when it comes to brand-name models from Steiff, Reima or Lego Wear.

However, most of the selection is in the mid-price segment around €40-50.

As babies grow quickly and can only wear the snowsuit for one season, cheaper models from Lidl, Aldi, Tchibo and Ernstings Family are a very good alternative.

Experience has shown that they can keep up with brand-name models in terms of features. The only thing you might have to compromise on is the material.

Decision: What types of baby snowsuits are there and which is the right one for you?

Besides the material and the lining, there is another important point that you should consider before buying:

Is a one-piece suit, i.e. a jumpsuit, more suitable for your baby or would you be better off with a two-piece suit consisting of a separate jacket and trousers?

One-piece suit / overall

A one-piece suit or snow overall is especially suitable for newborns and toddlers who are still in the pram or just taking their first steps in the snow.

Advantages
  • Warmly wrapped from head to toe
  • Protects against wind and snow
  • Usually no extra gloves and shoes necessary
Disadvantages
  • Child grows out quickly
  • No individual parts can be replaced

Two-piece set / jacket & trousers

A set of snow jacket and trousers is more suitable for older children, as you have much more freedom of movement.

Advantages
  • More freedom of movement
  • Protects against wind and snow
  • Jacket and trousers are interchangeable
Disadvantages
  • Shoes, gloves have to be bought separately
  • Usually more expensive due to two parts

Both variants protect your child from the cold winter weather and keep it warm.

Depending on the age and size of the child, overalls are recommended for babies and toddlers, as the child is already wrapped from head to toe and no additional products are needed.

For children who are already frolicking in the snow, two-piece models are more suitable as they offer more freedom of movement and replacement options.

Buying criteria: Use these factors to compare and evaluate snowsuits for toddlers

Once you have decided on a model, there are a few criteria to help you choose the right one.

  • Breathable
  • Lining
  • Upper material
  • Easy to put on and take off
  • Design
  • Accessories

Breathable

This characteristic is very important because the baby cannot maintain its own body temperature very well and therefore the existing body heat is not accumulated.

Even if the temperature is cold, you should not dress your child too thickly, otherwise there is a risk of overheating. Therefore, when buying, look for breathable material.

Lining

There are also some differences in the lining. Snow overalls for babies have a nice soft lining, ranging from fleece to teddy lining to real (lamb) fur.

Depending on the lining, the price of the overall can also increase.

Note: Lining and filling are not the same!

Here is an overview of different linings and filling options:

Lining Filling
Fleece Padding
Teddy lining Down
Nickistoff Polyester fleece
Fur Cotton

Outer material

To withstand the cold winter weather, the outer material should have water-repellent or even waterproof properties. The water column information shows you what the material of the snowsuit is made of.

Easy to put on and take off

Putting on and taking off the snowsuit can vary slightly from model to model. There is usually a zip at the front, but there are also suits that close with Velcro.

To make it easier for you, you should make sure that the zip is as long as possible so that you have more room to move.

Models with two zips make it even easier for you, so getting dressed and undressed is child's play.

Design

The design options are very diverse. Of course, there are models especially for girls and also for boys, but in any case you will find a design suitable for children according to your ideas.

And especially on grey winter days, colourful suits in pink, red or blue are a real eye-catcher. Whether it's eye-catching patterns or well-known characters like Winnie the Pooh, there are almost no limits to your imagination.

Some models also score points with cute details like little ears on the hood, giving the jumpsuit a playful look.

Older children should also have some reflective elements on the suit to be seen better in the dark.

Many baby snowsuits have two long zips that make it easier to put on and take off. (Image source: pixabay.com / stefan_kostov)

Accessories

If not already permanently integrated into the overall, there are also suits that have detachable gloves and socks. These are especially practical for bigger babies who can already move around more and reach for things.

Often the gloves and feet are connected to the suit with a short cord and therefore do not get lost so easily.

Facts worth knowing about baby snowsuits

Snow catchers on arms and legs

Snow catchers on the arms and legs are not yet absolutely necessary for newborns and toddlers, as they spend most of their time sitting in the pram.

However, if the children already want to run around and play in the snow, snow catchers, both on the legs and on the arms, are highly recommended, as they prevent snow and ice from getting on the skin even if they slip.

Winter suit with or without hood?

In principle, a hood is always a good idea because babies lose most of their heat through their heads.

However, if the baby sits mostly in the pram or easily stowed buggy and does not have the hood on, it is more advisable to choose a model without a hood, because otherwise it could bother the baby's back. In this case, however, the baby should definitely wear a different cap.

Your child's head should always be well protected against the cold on a trip to the cold white. (Image source: pixabay.com / Victoria_Borodinova)

What to wear for the baby / child underneath?

Under a thickly lined snow overall, it is quite sufficient to wear a thinner jumper and leggings. Otherwise, wearing too thick clothing underneath the ski suit will make you sweat very quickly.

The same applies to babies in prams. The footmuff and a fleece overall provide sufficient protection against icy temperatures. A bodysuit with long sleeves and, if necessary, tights are ideal for wearing underneath.

Did you know that babies lose most of their heat through their heads?

For this reason, a baby snowsuit should have a hood.

Additional products: Boots, scarf, hat

Depending on the suit model and activity in the snow, additional products are recommended. These would be, for example:

  • Winter boots
  • Scarf
  • Hat

For toddlers who cannot yet walk, however, an overall with booties and hood is perfectly adequate and no further accessories are needed.

For two-piece snowsuits, which are usually worn by older children, you will definitely need waterproof footwear and a matching hat is simply part of the perfect winter equipment.

Image source: pixabay.com / ddimitrova

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